Damn! I'm really showing my age now...but! This is the SAME exact thang that happened with Richard Pryor when he talk about Ns. One of his famous albums "That Ns Crazy," had the same flavor of criticism that Rock used except that in the beginning of Rock's career his humor was kinda bland and most blackfolks didn't get his jokes. But Rock caved in like Pryor....who vowed NEVER to use the N word in his performance again[Richard Pryor that is].
Pryor made this commitment when he went to Africa for the first time in his ghetto life and saw black people in high positions in their black ruled country and everywhere he turned he saw a black this, a black that and that vision of pure blackness AMAZED him. As why he did the Egyptian skit after he came back where he was in a tomb-like room where he discovered black people were not monkeys but Kings and Queens (from the ancient artifacts, walling paintings etc] and vowed to return to America to tell black people about their rich culture. But! The white men who took him there didn't want him to do that so they sealed up the room with Richard in it and bombed it! Ir was so funny but very very extremely TRUE.
So this is not a new vow coming from a black comedian. And as yall can see? It bit Pryor in the behind as it is now biting Rock. That;s why you have to be careful what you are willing to give up to acquire fame. Cuz if you are NOT right, it WILL come back....as we can see now. But!