Williams informed Hall that Prince influenced him and that he spent five years as a rapper 

before becoming a comic after meeting the iconic artist when he was 12 years old.

Williams stated that he met the "Purple Rain" singer in Dayton, Ohio, at the University of Dayton Arena when the artist was playing. 

"I met Prince when I was 12 years old," he explained. "I've known him my entire life.

 He served as a sort of compass for me. He is the reason I have such good self-esteem."

"He was a brilliant thinker and someone who was always 30 steps ahead of whatever the curve was," Williams added.

Williams informed Hall that Prince influenced him and that he spent five years as a rapper