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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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16.

Fat Matt    

I'm calling BS. Come on people! Katt is out of his mind...police chases, pimp slaps, public displays of violence, pulling guns and punching women. Do you REALLY think this man is being honest?! C'Mon people, we're smarter than that.

671 days ago
17.

Fat Matt    

...add dishonestly playing the race card to that long list of insane antics Katt's pulled lately.

671 days ago
18.

Ann    

Liar liar pants on fire.

671 days ago
19.

iamshizz    

Racist ppl: "I can't believe this ****** just used the n-card" Yeah cuz ppl like yu still exist

671 days ago
20.

yo    

Problem is, the employee stated that he did not know who Katt Williams was, so why would he have made comments about his legal situation to him?
see
http://newsone.com/2095843/katt-williams-target-employee-forrest-liebenberg/

671 days ago
21.

Pink    

Katt you are delusional, crack will make you imagine all kinds of ish.

671 days ago
22.

Bear King of the Dead Thread Heads (and he means it)    

I think he's a lying bag of sh*t.

671 days ago
23.

kitnplayn    

.....which is why black people need to stop using the word. You can't have it both ways. Either it is acceptable for everyon, or unacceptable for everyone. Just as a woman has no right to refer to other women as bytches, because they are part of that demographic, and they have a responsibility to that club, since they also want to enjoy the rewards of that club. Shame on black people who disrepect their own ancestry by perpetuating a word that is associated to their own heirarchical discrimination.

671 days ago
24.

kitnplayn    

There are more blacks who keep racism fresh, than whites.

671 days ago
25.

BB not bb    

I really don't believe this Krazy Katt at all. He already slugged the poor skinny kid. I think he would lie and make up some stupid story of how he was insulted by the magical N word also. That kid did not look like the type who would talk smack like that, nor do Target employees normally talk to their customers that way.


The employee already talked to TMZ and gave his side of the story on video. He said that Katt wanted his motorbike helmet and he was thinking about it. Then when Katt got irritated with how long he was taking to answaer, he slapped the kid. That is a weird story too, but it makes more sense than this. Katt is pretty weird all around.


The boy is probably just very shy and quiet and doesn't want to be bothered with this freak and his antics any more. He was just trying to work his miserable slave labor job then this big conceited arrogant racist star comes in and starts slapping him around. Now he is out of a job for it besides.

Not only does Target kick a man when he is down, but so does Katt Williams. I have no use for either of them.

671 days ago
26.

m.james    

You know this ****** is lying lol

671 days ago
27.

spectator72    

Where would he be if people didn't support or buy his tickets .
Hey Williams not so funny any more .
I'll give you 10 cents an inch $3.90
now go away

671 days ago
28.

BB not bb    

Not that this kid called anyone the N word, which is really just an old southern form of the word Negro, but what is the big deal with it anyway? People act like they have the right to start playing wack-a-mole with anyone who says it. It is like a magic word to them alright.


I got a comment deleted for saying the C word as part of an obersvation on its use. I bet people didn't evne know that was a deadly word because when white hear it, they just assume it means a baked product.

671 days ago
29.

diane    

Trash

671 days ago
30.

ke-kent    

If little 110 lbs Katt came up to me whilst under one of his drug induced hallucinations, insulted me in any way verbally and then slapped me across the face? Well first off after I look down to see what crazy little person was insane enough to insult and then assault (and yes, even a bitch slap from Katt is considered assault), I would very likely insult him back as severely and then show him what an open handed slap feels like from someone more than almost three times his size. At that point, he would have a very legitimate reason for crying out, "PIMP DOWN!". Provided he was still conscious. Katt, please do yourself and more importantly, your children a favor; whatever demons are plaguing you right now, exorcise them so you can go back to being a great dad. Not to mention, less of a crazy person out in public. You're not just playing with weed anymore acting like that.

671 days ago
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