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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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61.

joey1978    

@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.

571 days ago
62.

BB not bb    

The N word is like saying that you are trying to put someone down for their race. This happens to every race. If you are proud of yourself, why would you care, let alone fight over it? When words are mysteriously banned they hold a mysterious power. Some people get irritated with blacks, is that some earth ****tering news?


People are made to feel ashamed of who they are all the time. You can't even call someone a Jew without someone thinking it is a slur. They try to change that to Jewish person. It all means the same thing.


I don't think the plantation owners even hated the blacks. I think they just wanted cheap labor. They made the blacks feel inferior so that they wouldn't try to quit. Same thing is going on with the Target employees now. They are owned by rich conglomerates and if they don't meet expectations, they get tossed on the street. So it is like Katt is now working for the Man. He is the one abusing the wage slaves just for his own kicks.

571 days ago
63.

Moment of Clarity    

We all know Katt's story is B.S. but even if it was true - a civilized man handles these things legally and always with class.

571 days ago
64.

paul a.    

If its true, good for him. If it's not then he is a bigger racist than anyone.....

571 days ago
65.

iamshizz    

Let's hope the world comes to an end tomorrow cuz a lot of ppl got some answering to do. A lot of ignorant ppl in the world

571 days ago
66.

Twiz    

So it comes down to black ppl can say it to each other, but God forbid someone white says it. Cant be both good AND bad . .

571 days ago
67.

joey1978    

@bb. Now see, ur a subliminal prejeduced person with some kind of corporate status. Not everybody gets irritated with BLACK PEOPLE, just you and your people. I guess the term BLACKS is the new word for colored. So you hate JEWS and BLACKS. Your right as long as slave minded black folk play puppet for the nword then black people will basically stay losing if we

571 days ago
68.

joey1978    

Perpetuate this madness.

571 days ago
69.

iamshizz    

Racist clowns. I'm not worried cuz they will get theirs sooner than later. Ppl assume I'm black becuz I stand up for what's right and wrong and not agree with calling them the nword or try to justify it

571 days ago
70.

Steve    

He's full of ****, and a piece of one too. Playing the race card knowing damn well that boy said no such thing.

571 days ago
71.

smorbie    

I don't believe in linguistic apartheid. If it is all right for one person to say a word, it is all right for everyone to say it.

571 days ago
72.

True    

I'm not sure how people would know if Katt is telling the truth or not about this. It's best to say you don't know rather than saying Katt is definitely lying. I do know Target wouldn't have fired their employee for getting slapped by a customer unless he did something himself.

571 days ago
73.

Shaunie    

Katt is lying! You can tell by the body language in the video. That employee wasn't aggressive at all. Race card crap

571 days ago
74.

msmoeliss    

Yea ok sure. I like katt but seriously he doesnt really expect anyone to buy that crap. The target employee body language in the video doesnt match up with what katt is saying. Bu anyway at least he showed up for his show and didnt assult anyone that we know of.

571 days ago
75.

DanaS    

Dear Katt....you are no Dave Chappelle....not even close

571 days ago
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