Katt Williams, renowned for his outspoken nature, continued to uphold his reputation during a recent appearance on Shannon Sharpe’s Club Shay Shay podcast.
In the explosive interview, he shared candid insights about Hollywood that have now gone viral on social media, capturing the attention of many.
But what did he say that had made everyone’s eyebrows touch their hairlines?
In a January 4, 2024, interview on Shannon Sharpe’s Club Shay Shay podcast, Katt Williams called out fellow comedians Steve Harvey and Cedric the Entertainer, accusing them of plagiarizing his material and hindering his career. Williams also revealed he declined an invitation to one of Diddy’s parties due to the allegations and emphasized the importance of maintaining professionalism in the industry.
Explained: the Bombastic Revelations Made by Katt Williams to Shannon Sharpe
Katt Williams recently made headlines during his interview on Shannon Sharpe’s Club Shay Shay podcast. In a candid conversation, he called out fellow comedians Steve Harvey and Cedric the Entertainer, accusing them of stealing his material and undermining his career.
Williams began by sharing an incident from the late ’90s when Cedric allegedly appropriated one of his jokes. Katt said:
“He thought that I was just a no-name comedian, and that he could take this joke and nobody would know. The issue was that I had already done this particular joke on BET’s ComicView twice.”
He claimed that Cedric watched him perform the joke at The Comedy Store, praised him backstage, and then, two years later, used the same joke as his closing act on The Kings of Comedy tour. According to Williams, this joke was his best and most cherished material.
In the podcast, Williams didn’t mince words when discussing Cedric’s talent and appearance, stating that he doesn’t possess the skills his stage name suggests.
He also criticized Cedric’s comedy specials, suggesting they were of poor quality and unavailable on major platforms like Netflix or Tubi.
Moving on to Steve Harvey, Williams accused him of imitating Mark Curry’s sitcom, “Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper,” to create “The Steve Harvey Show.”
He alleged that Harvey watched Curry’s entire sitcom and borrowed elements from it for his own show, even adopting a similar appearance. Williams alleged:
“The same Steve that went to go watch Mark Curry do his whole sitcom and then stole everything Mark Curry had. Now Steve got a sitcom where he the principal, and he wear a suit. And then he gets this high-top fade, making all Black men think he got the best lineup in the business, and it’s a man unit.”
Katt essentially mocked Harvey’s iconic high-top fade hairstyle and implied that Harvey’s limited acting range prevented him from becoming a movie star.
He argued that Hollywood scripts rarely called for a character like Harvey’s, which limited his opportunities.
Williams felt alienated by these comedians throughout his career, claiming they had formed a group that affected his auditions and career progress.
He suggested that Rickey Smiley, another comedian, had benefited from this group’s influence in auditions. Katt revealed:
“For 30 years, they’re a group. These aren’t three random guys. The way that Rickey Smiley kept appearing at all my auditions is because of Steve and Ced. He would tell anybody that. Listen, they got a gang on that side. They know what it is.”
Cedric responded to Williams’ comments on Instagram, dismissing them as “corny af” and “revisionist history.” He pushed back against the accusations.
Williams was also asked about his relation to Ludacris during his interview with Sharpe, to which he responded negatively.
He then made intriguing allegations about both of them being invited to an Illuminati event where they had to choose between certain conditions.
One option involved cutting off all their hair and giving up their signature sideburns for $200 million in movie deals.
Williams claimed that Ludacris accepted the offer and ended up with certain rewards, while he did not.
He also mentioned comedian Kevin Hart’s decision to wear a dress on Saturday Night Live in 2013, saying:
“Kevin told you you wasn’t gonna wear no dress until they offered them the dress and then he put it on and what did he say after he wore it? ‘I made my own decision.’ But you didn’t make it before they brought it up, did you?”
The conversation also touched on Sean “Diddy” Combs, addressing the s*xual assault allegations surrounding him.
Williams revealed that he once declined an invitation to one of Diddy’s parties due to the allegations.
He emphasized the importance of protecting his integrity and discussed his attitude toward women, stressing the need to maintain professionalism in the industry.
Katt Williams’ interview shed light on stand-up comedy’s competitive and sometimes contentious world, where comedians may clash over material, influence, and career opportunities.
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