Kevin Hart claps back at Katt Williams over Williams’ Tiffany Haddish critique on V-103
The comedian and actor was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He began stand-up after performing at an amateur night. Chris Rock and Richard Pryor are his comedy inspirations. He's worked with Taraji P. Henson, Sylvester Stallone and more. Throughout his career, he's appeared in more than 40 films. The husband is a father of three.
Kevin Hart went on a rant on the Breakfast Club syndicated radio show this morning defending his good friend Tiffany Haddish a week after Georgia-based comic Katt Williams told V-103 her fame was undeserved. He also said Williams' problems are of his own creation.
"My frustration with Katt Williams comes from, you keep pointing at Hollywood. Hollywood this. The white man. This, this, and this. When do you take responsibility for your actions?" Hart asked. “You had the shot. You were the guy. You were set up to be the star. You didn’t show up to work. You f***ed off promo shoots. You f***ed off your promo trips that they had set up for you. You became a risk to the studios which is why the studios stopped f***ing with you.”
Charlemagne Da God of The Breakfast Club, heard in Atlanta on 96.7/The Beat, asked Hart why Williams became a risk and he said, "He chose drugs."
Williams, on the V-103 morning show last Friday, said that several other female comics that he had mentored should be more famous than Haddish.
"So when you say Tiffany Haddish doesn't deserve, or isn't really a comedian, and these other women have worked hard, which they have. Shoutouts to Melanie Comarcho, shoutouts to Luenell, shoutouts to Leslie Jones, who are all underneath the umbrella of Katt Williams. Katt Williams, have you ever used your platform to f***king bring the people that were under you up? You haven't!"
Williams during the Emmy’s apologized to Haddish and they even took a picture together. But Hart was still feeling a kind of way about the situation.
Both Hart and Haddish are promoting their upcoming Atlanta-shot comedic vehicle “Night School” out September 28.
The Breakfast Club video on YouTube had drawn 400,000-plus views as of 4:30 p.m. Hart’s rant starts at about the six-minute point.
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