Amy Schumer Clarifies Reports About Netflix Salary Negotiations

Amy Schumer is setting the record straight amid reports that she demanded more money for a Netflix special after finding out that Chris Rock and Dave Chappelle had been paid millions more than her.

"Thanks for chiming in on what you feel I deserve to be paid. I believe women deserve equal pay. However I don't believe I deserve equal pay to Chris and Dave," the comedian wrote on Instagram on Thursday, Aug. 23, 2017.

She continued, "[Chris and Dave] are legends and 2 of the greatest comics of all time. I would like to say that I have been selling out arenas these last couple years. Something a female comic has never done. That's a big deal to me, especially because I know I do my best every night on stage for the audience and they have a good time."

"I didn't ask for the same as my friends," she concluded. "I did ask for more than the initial offer. I will continue to work my ass off and be the best performer I can be. The reports of me 'demanding' or 'insisting' on equal pay to them aren't true."

According to the original report from Variety, Schumer "was initially paid about $11 million for" for The Leather Special, which premiered in March 2017, but "received significantly more compensation after she raised the question of fairness relative to the Rock and Chappelle deals."