Katt Williams may have apologized privately to Tiffany Haddish for insulting the Girls Trip star, but Kevin Hart still had plenty to get off of his chest during a recent trip to The Breakfast Club. Not only did the Night School producer call out Williams for hating on other comedians, but corrected several facts the recent Emmy winner stated during his interview on Atlanta’s V-103.
Hart believes that Williams has yet to take personal responsibility for his professional actions, which he claims has hindered the Pimp Chronicles comic from becoming a bigger name within their industry.
“My frustration with Katt Williams comes from, you keep pointing at Hollywood. ‘Hollywood this, the White man this and this,’ when are you going to take responsibility for your actions? You had the shot! You were the guy! You were set up to be the star. YOU didn’t show up to work. YOU f*cked off promo shoots. YOU f*cked off your promo trips that they set up for you. You became a risk to the studios, which is why the studios stopped f*cking with you.”
Hart went on to say Williams chose drugs over his career. He also believes Katt should use his platform to support the comedians he believes in, rather than taking shots at those who have found success.
“Shouts out to Melanie Comarcho, shout out to Luenell, shout out to Leslie Jones, who are all underneath the umbrella of Katt Williams. Katt Williams, have you ever used your platform to bring the people who are under you up? You haven’t! So, because you haven’t, don’t sh*t on those who are! I used my platform, and I brought my guys and my girls up!”
Haddish went on to say that while she was initially disappointed in Williams, she didn’t take it to heart because he had several of his facts wrong and clearly didn’t follow her career closely enough to hold a valid opinion.
Hart continued to defend his “little sis” Haddish, saying she’s written two hour-long specials, contrary to Williams’ claims. He also claims Williams lied when he said he sold 2.4 million tickets, which is more than Beyoncé, Justin Timberlake or Bruno Mars.
“I am sitting on 1.3 million tickets sold…there is nobody close to me in ticket sales in comedy. In comedy, it’s unheard of to do those kinds of numbers. To throw out a number like 2.4 million is ridiculous. That’s false, it’s not even close.”
Check out the full interview below.
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Born and raised in Compton, California, Jessica Bennett began her career as an intern at The Oakland Post, and later, The Source Magazine. She went on to write for respected hip hop publications such as DJ Booth and Hip Hop DX before becoming the Urban Editor of pop culture website, Wetpaint.com. She joined Ebony as the Entertainment Editor August 2017. Bennett has interviewed such names as Vanessa Williams, Spike Lee, Tyra Banks, Forest Whitaker, Magic & Cookie Johnson and several others.