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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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31.

BB not bb    

Sometimes the N word is used for a low down scoundrel who will do anything to get back at the world and take advantage. This could be used to describe Kat. Blacks use it on each other in that was also, instead of the also popular paisan usage.


His behavior and explanation all show a sense of entitlement on the low end of the spectrum. He feels entitled to abuse whites becasue of the power of the N word.

589 days ago
32.

Allupinyourearhole    

In Websters Collegiate Dictionary, the definition beside the N-word says " a stubborn, unreasonable person". Now judging from the true definition of the word and my everyday living. I know White N-words, Black N-words, Spanish N-words, Asian N-words, etc..and it all just depends on that one individual that falls in the category of being stubborn and unreasonable and just so happen to be WHATEVER race they are. According to the true definition, heres an example..there is not a single one of us who don't know an N-word in Congress.

589 days ago
33.

chawbotchaw    

The race card works for MSNBC and team Obama, when you don't have anything positive to stand on and it seems like you are going to lose .....what the heck....throw the card and see if any shiz sticks.Chris Matthews just got a tingle up his leg because he has another race issue to report about.

589 days ago
34.

Justin    

not buying it

589 days ago
35.

YouDontSay    

IF that happened then I would bitch slap the guy also. But I used to love Katt I hope he gets it together.But these stories/events have tainted my opinion on him.

589 days ago
36.

Az Heat    

Damn get over it! It's just a damn word that blacks use for their defense! They can say it and use it in a good majority of rap! If you really had respect for your race you wouldn't like anyone saying the damn word either white or black!

589 days ago
37.

Gretel    

Seriously? You tiny little freak. That guy probably had no idea who you were. I'm surprised you didn't have to stand on a ladder to bitch slap him. He should have nailed you in the nuts then kicked you square in the teeth when you were on your way down. That would have made him losing his job worthwhile. Die slowly.

589 days ago
38.

FLUX    

He hit him because he called him a "nobody" ?
I guess Katt is a real sensitive guy.

589 days ago
39.

Keyser Söze    

That explanation actually makes a whole lot of sense... if you're buying what Williams is selling.

And, since his credibility is pretty much in the toilet...

589 days ago
40.

lovelykisses1    

If your nt black you cnt say the n word point blank period...

589 days ago
41.

TT    

I believe Katt as much as I believe end of the world is coming within next few days.

589 days ago
42.

joey1978    

He slapped that punk ass target clerk cuz he let him slap him. This fool is a dummy anyway.

589 days ago
43.

ROTTIE    

If the employee did that, he deserved a punch with the slap

589 days ago
44.

Truth    

COMPLETE TOTAL BULLSH*T!!! DUDE IS PLAYING THE RACE CARD LIKE ALL THE OTHER GUILTY ASS BLACK MOFO'S. OJ MADE IT A STANDARD IN HOLLYWOOD AFTER JOHNNY COCHRAN MADE IT A LEGAL ARGUMENT. THE WHITE DUDE DIDNT EVEN KNOW WHO THIS BATH SALT COKE SNORTIN CRACKHEAD WAS... STOP LYIN. EFFING HAS-BEEN CAREER IS OVER. #TRUTH!!

589 days ago
45.

Wash. Hts. Girl    

He is trash. Some role model he is....he is part of what is wrong with America. And I don't care what color a comedian is, or is he a singer, I really don't know what he is...but as I was saying if they have to be funny by being vulgar that means they have no talent.

589 days ago
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