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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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151.

BOBCAT    

his auto-biography will be titled the diary of mad crazy little black turd box

568 days ago
152.

Observer    

This guy is a loser punk! I bet he lying too! And Racist?? Much of Chapells stuff was based in race, geez.
Tired of these racists pulling the race card.
Katt... GO AWAY!

568 days ago
153.

Crystal    

Yeah, right. I like Katt (or, used to, at least) but he is just trying to cover his own ***.

568 days ago
154.

Dubbz360    

Damn *****! Nah just playing lol

568 days ago
155.

Phil    

that is such crap!... if you look at the video the guy is not acting angry at all. his hands are in his pockets and acting casual. If your gonna call someone the N word you're gonna see some sort of aggressive attitude.

568 days ago
156.

PT    

Liar, liar pants on fire.

568 days ago
157.

sean    

Wow. His stack of lies are now a foot taller than he is.

568 days ago
158.

joepags    

keeping his pimp hand strong

568 days ago
159.

The Ean    

Don't believe it.
He may have said it AFTER.

568 days ago
160.

HAHAHA    

I know Forrest. I went to his place in Natomas when this happened and saw the notice of termination... it was for tampering with security systems. NOT for calling him a ******! You dont last long in Natomas as a racist trust me...

568 days ago
161.

hillgal    

Don't believe it for a minute. I loved Katt when he started out and then something went wrong. He needs help.

568 days ago
162.

MCosta8778    

Bull**** excuse....lame

568 days ago
163.

Midwest grittr    

If the target employee he should have got the @

568 days ago
164.

Jay-D    

The racist card? What a surprise.... There is a black president and there are even more racist black people then white it seems so just let it go cause I can jst imagine what racist **** u say about white people all day

568 days ago
165.

wow    

he is insane to think that little checker would do that.. no reason to call him that..
no logic in that katt ,,, but if that is your story i guess some will buy it.. but i dont.. you need help dude get it right .. in your head.. cause you are off.. if you think the people will by that..

568 days ago
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