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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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121.

USC78    

BS!! He F'ed up, so time to play the race card to try to get his ass out of hot water. S***bag a-hole!.

643 days ago
122.

joy    

In the 20's the n word was used to describe darked skinned people. In the 60's The n word carries obloquy

643 days ago
123.

Teresa    

IT'S NOT WHAT UR CALLED...IT'S WHAT U ANSWER 2!!

643 days ago
124.

Jordan    

Katt People are allowed to call you the N- Word You are not allowed to hit him for it Next time come after Me and see what happens if you try to hit me. You dumb A$$.

643 days ago
125.

hummm    

the guy looks more terrified than mortified.

643 days ago
126.

rircsoad    

LOL I would have said the same thing "You say it all the time"

643 days ago
127.

Laura    

I can't believe anyone pays to see this guy.

643 days ago
128.

Jordan    

Associate Justice Clearance Thomas of the United States Supreme Court will Personally tell You Katt Everybody has the Constitutional right to freedom of speech you may like what they say, you may not like what they say. If you do not like what they say it does not legally Justify you to use any kind of force what so ever, and you should be prosecuted for it.

643 days ago
129.

Poopsi47    

He probably said it

643 days ago
130.

RedStyx    

I don't like Katt, but for some reason his version of what happened sounds credible this time.

643 days ago
131.

tleeg    

I dont believe that story for a minute.

643 days ago
132.

Kelly    

And? So F-ing what, and since when does being called a WORD justify putting your hands on someone? Can we hame some context here, as we are still a civilized society - Being called any word - including that one! - doesn't make it okay to assault someone. This used to be basic.

643 days ago
133.

kimkardashianstalkingass    

Why is it so hard for some people to figure out that black people can call each other *****s all they want but non-blacks shouldn't go near that word. Are people really that clueless? Black people have turned a negative word into something somewhat positive and [white] people just can't figure that out. And it's true - there are plenty of racist remarks on tmz's comment page and they are almost always negative TOWARDS black people. It's something that really can't be refuted no matter how much some people want to deny it. I can totally see that Target employee using the ***** word towards Kat - why? Because going by the many comments here, lots of white people don't get it.

643 days ago
134.

Ca2Az    

Is that why the Target employer was terminated? Although I really do not care for KW, he is justified in slapping that hourly piece of gargbage. We are in 2012-13 and people still use that Derogatory word.

643 days ago
135.

Hannah Bakk    

Lies. The race card is old!

643 days ago
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