Dave Chappelle Slams Katt Williams For Going After Black Comedians In Viral Interview


Dave Chappelle has weighed in on the viral interview Katt Williams did with Shannon Sharpe earlier this month. He believes Williams never should have come for his fellow Black comedians the way he did. Chappelle was midway though his stand-up set at the San Jose Improv on Friday night (January 12) when he addressed the Club Shay Shay chat.

“He only ethered n#####,” he said in a clip making the rounds on social media. “He didn’t say anything about any of these white boys. None of these white boys function like that…stop. And Katt, hurt people people, but I am a hurt person who never hurt people. ‘F### this one, f### that one and f### this.’ But Katt didn’t do nothing wrong? […] I lost everything and never, ever told on anybody and this n####’s the auditor of truth. I f### with Katt hard, but just tell me, what part of the game f#### up another n####’s paper?”

Williams’ interview ruffled a lot of feathers in the entertainment community. He made comments about Diddy, Cedric The Entertainer, Steve Harvey, Ludacris, Kevin Hart, Tiffany Haddish, Trick Daddy and Ice Cube, among others. Various snippets from the nearly three-hour episode went viral on social media, including his comments about the Diddy controversy.

“Now I’ve had to turn down $50 million four times,” Williams told Sharpe. “Four times just to protect my integrity and that virgin hole I was telling you about. Cause P. Diddy be wanting to party, and you got to tell him no. You got to tell him no,” he added. “I did. See I got the receipts for everything I’m telling you that’s why I can say ‘em so freely.”

In another clip, Sharpe asked Williams if he would be willing to do another Friday movie. The 52-year-old comedian confirmed there’d been conversations about making a Friday 4 and claimed Cube asked him to write it. Cube responded to Williams’ claims in a lengthy Instagram video, saying, “Katt was 100 on a few things. A couple things I just want to clarify. When we bring in a new comedian, we do have them try out for different roles, so Ricky [Smiley] did give ‘Money Mike’ a shot, but when we saw him, we saw how he moved and how he was auditioning, we decided he’d be a better Santa Claus […]

“When I saw Katt, I just knew he was perfect for ‘Money Mike.’ Katt said he wrote his role, which, I mean, the role was already written, but he enhanced it. This is why Katt was so dope in the movie. ‘Money Mike’ had a small role, about as big as the Santa Claus role, but we started filming, he was giving us such magic, we kept expanding his role and giving him more to do because he was on point.”

Ice Cube also denied there was a sexual assault scene in the movie like Williams had alleged, saying, “I would never shoot a rape scene in a movie, especially in a movie like Friday. That’s not my style.”