Chappelle Has Words for Katt Williams After Viral Rant

Williams dissed a bunch of Black comedians on YouTube interview
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 22, 2024 2:30 AM CST
Chappelle Has Words for Katt Williams After Viral Interview
Dave Chappelle, from left, Samira Wiley, Neal Brennan, Katt Williams, and Justin Timberlake appear backstage at the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards on Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.   (Photo by John Salangsang/Invision for the Television Academy/AP Images)

Dave Chappelle has words for Katt Williams after the comedian slammed a number of his fellow Black entertainers earlier this month during an appearance on the Club Shay Shay YouTube show. Williams threw shade at Cedric the Entertainer, Steve Harvey, Rickey Smiley, Ludacris, Kevin Hart, Tiffany Haddish, Tyler Perry, and a slew of others, though he had nothing to say about Chappelle, TMZ reports. (You can get an idea of how the viral interview went by watching Saturday Night Live's spoof of it here.) During a stand-up set Friday night in Hollywood, Chappelle took issue with Williams, Deadline reports.

"What part of the game is this? He ethered n-----," Chappelle said, using a slang term for "dissed" and the n-word. "He didn't say anything about any of these white boys. None of these white boys function like that. Katt is one of the best painters in the game. So why are you drawing ugly pictures of us? Stop. Hurt people hurt people, but I am a hurt person that never hurt people, and he does it all the time." Chappelle did, however, end up saying that it made no sense for Williams to go after Cedric the Entertainer because Cedric is "old" and "fat." (More Dave Chappelle stories.)

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