Katt Williams had some not-so-kind words for fellow comedian Kevin Hart, words so important he felt the need to share them while announcing his own (serious?) bid for presidency. Williams, speaking to the Atlanta audience of his current Conspiracy Theory tour on Saturday, accused Hart of being a corporate "puppet" who hasn't earned his current place atop comedy's mainstream throne.
"Even if that n****'s a puppet, it’s not his fault," Williams said, VIBE reports, while silencing boos. "We don’t get mad. Just because I’m better than some black dudes, doesn’t mean I'm better than no black dudes." Williams then told the audience to redirect their anger, metaphorically speaking, toward "Jim Henson" and not "Kermit the Frog." According to Williams, Hart is a "puppet" in a larger puppet show of which Williams wants no part.
Comparing himself to Richard Pryor, Williams then made homophobic remarks insisting he has risen to his current tier in the entertainment field "without letting a man suck my dick or sucking a man's dick." Though Hart hasn't directly addressed Williams' remarks, this Oscars 'gram would appear to provide some subliminals:
On Monday, Katt Williams was arrested in Georgia on a battery charge. An employee at a pool supply store in Gainesville reportedly called police after Williams punched him during an argument, WSB-TV reports. Local authorities responded to the scene to find Williams "lying on the ground with his hands behind his back as though he was ready to go to jail." Williams now faces a misdemeanor battery charge and is being held on a $5,000 bond.