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Katt Williams

I Slapped Target Employee

For Calling Me the N-Word

12/20/2012 3:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Katt Williams claims the reason he pimp-slapped a Target employee in the face last month is because the guy called him the n-word ... and TMZ has video of Katt's explanation.

Katt was performing last night at the Comedy Store in Hollywood when he described what went down immediately before the November 25th attack in Sacramento -- telling the audience, "This is what the dude at Target said ... 'Your assistant is already suing you, you p**sy ass n***er."

The jab is a reference to this lawsuit -- in which Katt's former assistant is suing him for $5 million, claiming the comic punched her.

Katt said he flipped when he heard the slur and asked the employee, "Did you just say the n-word in front of Katt Williams?" -- to which the employee answered, "You say it all the time." 

Katt says he shot back, "Say it again and see what happens" -- and that's when he knocked the guy upside the head.

Katt then compared his racism plight to that of Dave Chappelle, explaining, "That's the same sh*t that drove [Chappelle] out of the f***ing business."

Katt seems to be alluding to Chappelle's claim that he quit his Comedy Central show and went into seclusion over an argument with producers about a sketch that he believed was racist.

As we reported, the Target employee -- a guy named Forrest Liebenberg -- was fired from his job shortly after the incident. Target wouldn't explain why. Multiple calls to Liebenberg weren't returned.

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Cujeaux    

Still feeling the effects of the bath salts he snorted a month ago.

482 days ago
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Lucy    

And all the other people he's been hitting lately? Let me guess...the "n" word? What crap!

482 days ago
3.

Ez    

Crack head !

482 days ago
4.

BlindWillie    

Never get tired of playing the race card. . .

482 days ago
5.

Ronni    

Like anyone would have known who this loser even was!

482 days ago
6.

J4X    

Katt Williams refers to himself in the third person. That's perfectly normal. Said no one. Ever

482 days ago
7.

Alienkid    

That makes a little more sense.

482 days ago
8.

steve    

Did he forget that he is one ?

HE'S SUCH A PUNK ASS BITCH !

482 days ago
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The Real JJ    

He not going to get any love from many people on this one because of his behavior lately, but it actually makes sense. Doesn't make it right, but it makes more sense. Target just won't fire you for being hit and they said it wasn't based on the VIDEO which has no AUDIO.

482 days ago
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just sayin    

pretty obvious by the body language of the guy he was not saying anything provoking...

482 days ago
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sharepass11    

The "N card"...really?

482 days ago
12.

Sally    

I think he is lying about the Target employee - he probably was under the influence of drugs and uncontrollable.

482 days ago
13.

r2s    

take some more drugs Kat. no way I'm buying that target guy called you anything other than sir.

482 days ago
14.

Horrorholic024    

Face it Katt , your career is just about over.

482 days ago
15.

Phreaky    

No matter what comes out of someone's mouth, that never gives you the right to touch them physically. Ever.

482 days ago
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