He is clearly one of the most polarising people on the planet right now, so we're not quite sure what sort of reception Elon Musk expected while making an appearance in front of a crowd of 18,000 at a comedy gig.

It seems that the cameo backfired on Dave Chappelle too, who invited the new Twitter CEO up on stage at his gig the other night.

The show was a phone-free 'Yondr' gig, which meant that people had to put their phones in a pouch that they could not use for the duration - but it seems that someone snuck in a phone and managed to capture the cringeworthy interaction.

Introducing billionaire Musk toward the end of his set at San Francisco's Chase Center, Chappelle - who has proved a polarising figure himself after his comments on trans people earlier this year - said "Ladies and gentlemen, make some noise for the richest man in the world."

The audience proceeded to break into a chorus of cheers and boos, leaving Musk standing awkward and unsure, while the comedian joked: "Cheers and boos, I see. Elon, it sounds like some of the people you fired are in the audience."

Whenever Musk attempted to speak again, he was met with loud booing until Chappelle made a few jokes about 'titty bars' in space. "Thank you for having me on stage," he finally said, to which Chappelle replied: "Are you kidding? I wouldn't miss this opportunity... the first comedy club on Mars, that shall be mine."

However, any time that the Tesla boss attempted to speak, he was stopped by the crowd. Clearly frustrated, he asked Chappelle “Dave, what should I say?", to which the comedian responded "Don’t say nothing. It’ll only spoil the moment. Do you hear that sound, Elon? That’s the sound of pending civil unrest. I can’t wait to see what store you decimate next, motherfucker." Frustrated, he then told the crowd "You shut the fuck up, with your boos. Is there something better that you can do?"

At one point, Chappelle encourages Musk to repeat a catchphrase from his sketch show - 'I'm rich, bitch' - which unsurprisingly goes down like a lead balloon.

There were further eyebrows raised when it appeared that the initial video showing footage from the gig was removed from Twitter, and the user that posted it banned:

However, you can watch the videos below on YouTube:

Musk, meanwhile, has not commented.

H/T: Gizmodo