Katt Williams Takes Aim At Comedians & Kevin Hart, Cedric The Entertainer Fire Back
No one was safe during Katt Williams’ interview with Shannon Sharpe. Williams was a guest on the sports commentator’s podcast Club Shay Shay on Wednesday (Jan. 3) and it instantly went viral for several stories the comedian told about his peers.
Katt Williams On Ricky Smiley & Tyler Perry
Within the first five minutes of the show, Williams spoke about his role as “Money Mike” on Friday After Next, the third installment in the Friday series. Williams told Sharpe that fellow comedian Ricky Smiley, who appeared on Club Shay Shay in March 2022, lied about being the original actor for Money Mike. He said that because of his height, which is listed online as 5’5″, it would be unreasonable it would be for him to play then role after Smiley suggested that was supposed to be Williams’ original role. In the film, Smiley is Santa and Williams is Money Mike.
The next time the two worked together, Williams said that he put it in his contract that he would only work with Smiley if he wore a dress. The next film they worked on was First Sunday which Smiley did in fact wore a dress as Bernice Jenkins. That was when Tyler Perry, who frequently plays women in his films, caught a stray.
“Him and Tyler Perry can’t play a man to save their life,” Williams said.
Katt Williams On Kevin Hart
He also mentioned how Kevin Hart was an industry plant suggesting that in the first five years of Hart’s career, the scripts landed on his desk first and then went to Hart.
Hart responded to the claims on X (formerly known as Twitter) to promote his new Netflix film.
“Gotta get that anger up [out you], champ… It’s honestly sad,” the Philly star tweeted. “In the meantime, please enjoy MY MOVIE TRAILER to my next film, Lift, which will be dropping on Netflix in eight days! There is a moment in the trailer where [Gugu Mbatha-Raw] says, ‘They really love you.’ I now know she’s talking about Katt (laughs).”
Gotta get that anger up outcha champ….It’s honestly sad. In the meantime…. Please enjoy MY MOVIE TRAILER to my next film “LIFT” which will be dropping on @netflix in 8 days!!!!! There is a moment in the trailer where @gugumbatharaw says “They Really Love You” ….I now know… pic.twitter.com/vM8PhVoC08— Kevin Hart (@KevinHart4real) January 4, 2024
Katt Williams On Steve Harvey
As for Steve Harvey, he accused the comedian of copying off of Mark Cooper. Harvey had a sitcom in 1996 called The Steve Harvey Show where he played a high school music teacher. Williams claimed that he stole the idea from Cooper when he played an NBA player-turned-teacher on Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper which premiered in 1992.
Katt Williams On Cedric The Entertainer
On the same note of copying others, Williams called out Cedric The Entertainer for also stealing one of his jokes.
“He thought that I was just a no-name comedian and that he could take this joke and nobody would know,” he said.
Cedric didn’t take kindly of Williams mentioning his name and responded in the comment section of the clip on Instagram.
“Regardless of whatever Katt’s opinion, my career can’t be reduced to one joke Katt Williams claims as his,” Cedric wrote Wednesday. “I been (in) over 40 movies, my specials and brand speak volumes for I am. The (people) I have put on including ‘Katt in the Hat’. At the Gibson Amphitheater.”
Lastly, another one of the more viral moments of the interview was the blanket statement he made about several of the comedian’s wives calling them “light skin” with a “weird face.”
Take a look at the interview below: