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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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106.

speakMYbrain    

BULL****! he's lying his crack head ass off!

639 days ago
107.

Boy Gary    

Katt williams IS a ******. Low class trashy black person with a self entitled attitude = ******. Every race has its ****, and for blacks..its the ******s. Like many words in the english language, the definition of that word had changed. Its no longer aan umbrella term, it is now specific and he most certainly falls in that category.

639 days ago
108.

rlemons    

Oh please I don't believe that for one second! He has some big issues and his fans, employees, are getting the blunt of those issues.

639 days ago
109.

sister278    

What a laying racist pig. You can tell by the Target Employee body language he was NOT confrontational at all. Katt Wiliams is a RACIST.

639 days ago
110.

Toallthehatersoftheworld    

Wow

639 days ago
111.

leila12    

Bull**** liar always playing the racist card. Just to get out of trouble.

639 days ago
112.

cindy    

I am glad you did Katt and you have my blessing.
I also want to add this happens a lot to some black celebrities by ignorant jealous idiots out there.
It has happened to Naomi Campbell many times but the media will always leave that part out and try to make it seem that the celeb is acting out.
Good for you Kat !!!

639 days ago
113.

Opinionof1    

BOTTOM LINE......White can not use the word when it it used in the negative way as in N-I-G-G-ER. When and if you do please be prepared for a very negative response to your utter disrespect. When black and whites also who live in or are from the "Hood" use the word in a greeting such as "What's good my N-I-G-G-A?" The term is not negative. Hopefully this will keep a few whites from a beat down.

639 days ago
114.

BNWW    

Once Katt Williams STOPS using the n-word recklessly/needlessly/excessively then he can be taken seriously. Until then, he's just another clueless Black man.

639 days ago
115.

tech    

This is getting so old, this card has been pulled for every person that isn't getting what they want or to get them self out of trouble. From what I have seen of CAT (puss) he is close to being out of his mind and he better get some help soon. I'm sure they have mental health staff at the Prison he is heading to soon. CAT get off the drugs you can't handle losing anymore brain cells.

639 days ago
116.

w h i t e y    

I CALL BULL**** ON THE KIT KAT

639 days ago
117.

lm    

He probably did that's why he was terminated..oh well he stood there like a punk and took it.

639 days ago
118.

BB not bb    

Has anyone heard that song "Rock and Roll N*gger" by Patti Smith? Will he go beat her up next? N just means a subjugated, mocked or hated person. It is like calling someone an outcast. How can he be an outcast if he is a big celebrity?


I think blacks pull this stuff on purpose. They like the thrill of attacking whites and then claiming to have been called the magic name. This isn't this first time this has happened. Then everyone says oh you poor miserable creature, having been called a name that has just meant your race.


It was crazy when OJ accused the cop of calling him a N. Then the cop's testimony was discredited. They got a glove that didn't fit, cause leather shrinks once it gets wet. Then OJ got out but what goes around comes around and he is in jail anyway.


Katt better wise up before karma comes for him also.

639 days ago
119.

jewels1678    

Why is it cool for him to say it every two seconds? I don't think that word should ever be used it's disrespectful my kids are mixed and I would never let that word come out of their mouth

639 days ago
120.

cowgirl    

Their were several ppl @ the store that heard him say it, that's why he was fired.

639 days ago
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