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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

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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Katt we love you. Your true fans will stick by you no matter what. FACT: Katt Williams is one of the best comedians of our time. PERIOD. No amount of mud slinging, harassment, or hating will erase his accomplishments. Every time a black person makes it to the top of their industry, any given industry, there is an underground movement to knock them off of their square. Every time. It never fails. Its so predictable you could set your watch to it.

643 days ago


White people love to dog black people out and make snide remarks about black people pulling the race card when they get caught talking that ****. Black folks need to quit gettin mad and find out where a ****er live and take them all out. White people are losing theyre minds now behind this obama **** especially. Shootin up schools, malls and what not and now callin you a ****** to your face. You better chin check that ****er.

643 days ago


But anyways. Katt needs that shock therapy for real.

643 days ago


I love Kagt Williams but's he's flippin' the **** out

643 days ago


Also I think Kat is an angry, repressed homosexual. Did the woman he beat call him a N*****? The guy he hit with the microphone? Play the race card all you want P**** ass B****. You need to find some peace and A piece...of man candy for yo ass Kat. I know it's hard bein black

643 days ago


LOL, that is probably what happened..b/c I was really shocked that the employee's firing wasn't in the news more, or protested or the company being taken to court? Why would you get fired if YOU are assaulted by a customer and all you did was stand there and call security or the manager. He shouldn't have slapped him but a store employee can't call customers names. The guy probably admitted to it, b/c no one has heard anything from him since it happened

643 days ago

BB not bb    

You know what the N word amounts to . . . Nah na nah. Ooga booga booga. Whatcha gonna do?

643 days ago

Az Heat    

Here is something for you to think about Katt! If that kid really didn't call you the N word and your saying he did and anything happens to him physically you just might have another lawsuit on your hands because his face was posted next to the story of you getting him fired.

643 days ago

lexington marlow    

Why are there always racial slurs when stories of black people come up on TMZ ? It's hard to explain how Americans think. If someone said something about the shooting you all get all cranked up. You are all messed up.

643 days ago


Because of your little anger problem their going to hit you were it hurts; YOUR POCKET BOOK ! until your black-balled and have no job and no money and the jailhouse will be your residence.

643 days ago


That little ****** is lying...LOL

643 days ago


He's lying, I am so tired of black people and this n word crap. Yes the word is defamatory. But if you're using in every day conversation, placing it in raps, and etc. then how offended can you be when some one of a different race uses it. I as a black woman feel you can't stop anyone from using a word. But to get mad at a Caucasian for saying it, when you say it all the time.....oh please, give me a break. The word was once using during slave times, we all know that. Correct me if I'm wrong there are no slaves, or slave owners alive today. So we need to get over this I feel so oppressed of that word is used towards me. I'm going to get a lot of thumbs down but I really don't care. This is my opinion hat I'm entitled to. Enough with the racism take responsibility for your actions. It's the the white mans fault if you screw up in life, maybe hat excuse was valid 100 years ago, but now now. As far as that target guy. Just looking at the video. Of course I can't cant be completely sure. But from the looks of the conversation, it looked like he was either apologizing, or trying to explain something to Katt. It doesn't look as if all of a sudden he started calling him names. I don't believe it for a second. Katt just knows that will get black people riled up knowing he had been mistreated.

643 days ago


Seems thats the excuse for everything lately

643 days ago


B.S. !

643 days ago


@lexington, cuz these are a bunch of racist closeted gay cowards. Its no secret that most of these punks are white, gay and probably married and molesting theyre whole family. They also hate black people and black women to death.

643 days ago
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