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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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76.

Lee    

So now we can slap, punch, kick, stab, shoot other people if we claim that they used the "N" (K, S, W, Q, F etc) word?
Or does this only apply to doped up, strung out, ego inflated pieces of crap who are considered "celebrities"?

671 days ago
77.

Smackchild    

Well, he is the definition of one. Dude has it made, but still acting a fool. That is a small mind

671 days ago
78.

Hobie    

Look at the guys body language...looks to be having a normal conversation to me, Blacks always run to the N card to justify their inability to control their emotions.

671 days ago
79.

maria    

That's what you keep calling yourselves....so what's the problem.

671 days ago
80.

Katz    

I'm not buying it. That kid looked like he would shake in his shoes any black man approach him let alone call him a name. Why does he have to lie? Talk about a racist! I'm done listening to him.

671 days ago
81.

McSmack    

All I know that if a Target employee said that to ME, there would be video of me ramming a shopping cart up his ass.

671 days ago
82.

Phoenicks    

Katt must've forgotten about that other Chappelle's Show sketch: "When Keeping it Real Goes Wrong"

671 days ago
83.

Home Skillet    

Katt Williams, and the like, make a LOT of money off of perpetuating racial stereotypes - and, you're tearing down your own race in the meantime with such hate. Good luck ... from a former fan.

671 days ago
84.

Home Skillet    

Also, since WHEN does the use of a word give ANYONE a free pass to beat the crap out of someone else. SMH. Disgusting.

671 days ago
85.

Opinionof1    

If someone called me a ****** I'd do more that slap them.

671 days ago
86.

Yaya12    

I don't believe it.

671 days ago
87.

BB not bb    

Okay here is a theory. Maybe Target promotes violence. They have huge bullseys and then target balls in their advertising. There are big red concrete target balls in front of their stores. The circular pattern of a bullseye was a part of mesmerism. So maybe Target is brainswhaing people to hit a target when they go in the store. They want them to seize on the products and run out with them no matter what, like a hunter shooting the mark.


So then when Katt saw this kid with a cool motorcycle helmet he just had to have, he pounced on the kid trying to get him to let him have it. Then when Forrest was taking too long to decide, Katt just slugged him. The color red that they use in the stores causes aggression.


So Katt could have blamed Target all along. Instead he had to go pull the race card and try to slander this poor wage slave who he already assaulted. When he saw the word target, he thought it meant the kid's face.

671 days ago
88.

Whizdom    

Don't be a fu**king hypocrite Katt, you do say it all the time. I am African American and I don't believe African Americans should be saying to each other either. You set a bad example, you live with the consequences. Although we know that this didn't happen. He slapped that employee for no reason, but now he's using what he feels is the "Ultimate Defense"...."He called me the N-Word". You can't play the race card every time Katt....

671 days ago
89.

dnodean    

I believe Katt's explanation, why else would they fire the b*tch a$$ clerk? Katt's from Cincinnati and we're known for putting racist whites in their place, early.

671 days ago
90.

joey1978    

@dnodean, u got that right!!! U can tell hes one these white racist ***gots who like to talk.

671 days ago
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