Kevin Hart Calls Out Katt Williams For Comments On Tiffany Haddish

"Katt, have you ever used your platform to bring people up from under you? You haven't."

Kevin Hart took things a step further in his comments about Katt Williams' critique of Tiffany Haddish's brand of comedy. During his interview with the Breakfast Club alongside Haddish for their film Night School, the comedian broke down his grievances over Williams.

"Katt Williams, have you ever used your platform to f**king bring the people up from under you? You haven't," he said Friday (Sept. 20). "So because you haven't, don't sh*t on those that now are. I don't like that you said anything negative about a woman of color getting her shot."

Hart "fact checked" Williams comments heard on the Frank and Wanda Morning Show last Friday (Sept. 14). During the interview, Williams questioned Haddish's success while sharing how other veteran comedians have been glossed over because of their looks, style of comedy and their refusal to bend to Hollywood's demands. Hart stressed Williams' insecurities have spilled over into jealousy of the new generation of comedy which includes Jerrod Charmicheal, Rel Howery, Hannibal Burress and Haddish.

"You keep pointing at Hollywood, 'The white man this, the white man that.' When do you take responsibility for your actions? You had the shot," he said. "You were the guy. You were set up to be the guy. You didn't show up to work, you f**ked up the promo trips that were set up for you. You became a risk to the studios which is why they stopped f**king with you. He [choose] drugs. Take responsibility and say, 'I got to fix me and stand up for comedy.'

READ MORE: Katt Williams Blasts Tiffany Haddish During Radio Interview, Questions Her Success

He continued to question Williams' critiques since he's used his platform to extend opportunities to Haddish and Howery.

"So because you haven't, don't sh*t on those that now are. I've used my platform and I've brought my guys and girls up. The brand of Kevin Hart is a brand that's expanded so far and wide that whether you like me or not, my presence in comedy will always be felt."

Haddish also chimed to share her comments on her so-called feud with Williams. The comedienne says while he and Williams are cool, he was inaccurate with his facts about her.

"I realized I didn't do anything to this man," she said. "I listened to what he said and he got his facts wrong. He's obviously not paying attention to anything I've done or the people feeding him information didn't know what they were saying to him or were feeling some type of way, I don't know. I just feel like, 'It is what it is. I'm not tripping. I'm not mad.'"

Hart, on the other hand, had a lot to say. Check out some of the takeaways below.

On Williams' Career Path:

You f**ked you. No one else did. You don't hear anyone else Chris Rock, Eddie Griffin, Steve Martin, etc. complain about the people who came under them. The reason why is that they're happy with themselves. Don't blame everyone else for your sh*t. Don't sh*t on my sister's light cause you're not happy with your sh*t. I don't care that you aren't a Tiffany Haddish fan, she got years in the game.

On Williams' Comments About His Style of Comedy: 

When you look at all the comedians who are up and coming, if you have any financial growth, put your money where your mouth is. All the negativity I've received are from two people. Mike Epps and Katt Williams, they f**ked themselves over. Me and Mike are fine. I'm saying the sh*t talking comes from people haven't' realized their f**k ups.

I'm not trying to make this a Kevin Hart versus Katt Williams thing. I don't have time to care that match. This is an 'I'm shining a light on what we complain about.' We complain that we don't have then we get, then we tear down those who are getting it what we said we don't have. Make a decision. I'm a ride for a decision we make.

On His "Crabs In A Barrel" Statements:

 What do we want? We complain that people of color weren't getting opportunities in Hollywood. We were getting ignored for the Oscars and the Emmys. It was a big thing. After that big thing, people of color started getting recognized at the Oscars, Emmys and other awards. People of color are now getting the opportunity to lead, star and create various projects. When the people of color get these opportunities, why are the people of color tearing the people getting these opportunities down? My frustration comes from...you don't realize when I preach about the "crabs in a barrel" mentality that eventually we have to take responsibility for our actions.

READ MORE: Tiffany Haddish And Katt Williams Make Up Backstage At The 2018 Emmys

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Jeezy Seemingly Challenges T.I. To A Verzuz Battle

An ATLien edition of Verzuz could be on the way. Jeezy appeared to challenge T.I. to a friendly battle after the Grand Hustle frontman “respectfully” shot down an offer from Busta Rhymes.

Without directly naming Tip, Jeezy posted a cryptic video message on Instagram on Wednesday (Oct. 21) subtly calling out his potential rival. “I don’t know what you’re avoiding me for. I’ll tell you what though, since it means that much to you put a date on it,” said Jeezy.

Tip jokingly replied in the comments, “Could this long time constituent of mine be referring to me???”

 

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PUT A DATE ON IT ☃️ @therealswizzz @timbaland @verzuztv

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The Verzuz battle isn’t confirmed just yet but fans are already excited at the thought of two of ATL’s finest going toe-to-toe. In the meantime, Swizzy and Timbaland are still prepping the lineup for Verzuz season two, and revealed that Busta threw his hat in the ring. “He’s ready for any type of Verzuz action coming his way,” Swizzy told Jimmy Fallon.

Busta also confirmed to Fat Joe that’s he's down to go up against T.I.

KING T.I. aka KING OF THE SOUTH aka @Tip aka MR. EXPEDITIOUSLY aka YOU SAID YOU WANTED THAT N.Y. ENERGY/SLASH NEW YORK SMOKE 💨? I’M HERE FOR YOU WITH OPEN ARMS... DON’T GET SHOOK NOW SHAWTY!!RESPECTFULLY (IN MY @RealSway voice) HARLEM!! @fatjoe #ITSTHESILENCEFORME @verzuzonline pic.twitter.com/O1fFmJYsYe

— Busta Rhymes (@BustaRhymes) October 21, 2020

But it doesn't look like the Verzuz showdown will be happening as Tip responded back citing a “generational gap” between him and Busta.

“I didn’t know we were reaching back through generations. That’s a huge generational gap there isnt it? I have a huge amount of respect for you,” noted Tip. “An exponential amount of respect.”

Watch his full response to Busta below.

TI declines Busta Rhymes’ #Verzuz Battle challenge due to generational gap 👀🤔👀 via: @hiphopdx pic.twitter.com/n9nLyNBF5c

— 935 KDAY (@935KDAY) October 22, 2020

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Beyonce Shows Solidarity With Nigeria Amid Protests Over Police Brutality

Beyonce is showing solidarity with Nigeria following Tuesday’s (Oct. 20) brutal massacre in the country’s capital city of Lagos. The Bey Good Foundation has been partnering with local youth organizations supporting the protests, and working with coalitions to provide food, shelter and healthcare to those in need, Beyonce revealed in a statement.

“I am heartbroken to see the senseless brutality taking place in Nigeria,” she said. “There has to be an end to SARS (Special Anti-Robber Squad). We have been working in partnerships with youth organizations to support those protesting for change. We are collaborating with coalitions to provide emergency healthcare, food and shelter.”

Bey added in closing, “To our Nigerian sisters and brothers, we stand with you.”

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— BeyGOOD (@BeyGood) October 21, 2020

The statement directs viewers to her website where they will find links to donate or get involved in the movement to end SARS. Graphic videos and images of the brutality in the Lekki region of Lagos, have been circulating the web, but despite overwhelming evidence of corrupt and violent government forces, kidnapping, murders, non-fatal shootings, and other violent attacks on peaceful protestors,  the Nigerian government continues to downplay the issue. Lagos state governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu claimed only one fatality in the massacre, and roughly 25 people wounded.

The #EndSARS movement has been amplified across social media, and prompted numerous protests around the globe Wednesday (Oct. 21). Also on Wednesday, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres condemned the violence and expressed condolences to the families of the bereaved. Guterres encouraged Nigerian authorities to investigate instances of police brutality and “hold the perpetrators accountable.” Guterres went on to urge security forces to “act with maximum restraint,” and encouraged protestors to remain peaceful.

“While the number of casualties of yesterday’s shooting at the Lekki toll plaza in Lagos is still not clear, there is little doubt that this was a case of excessive use of force, resulting in unlawful killings with live ammunition, by Nigerian armed forces,” said UN Human Rights Chief Michelle Bachelet. “Reports that CCTV cameras and lighting were deliberately disabled prior to the shooting are even more disturbing as, if confirmed, they suggest this deplorable attack on peaceful protestors was premeditated, planned and coordinated.”

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Watch Viola Davis And Chadwick Boseman In Trailer For ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’

Netflix has unveiled the first trailer for Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom. The two-minute clip released on Monday (Oct. 19), gives viewers a sneak peek at Chadwick Boseman’s final film role. The 43-year-old actor portrays the ambitious and outspoken trumpet player, Levee.

Viola Davis transforms into Ma Rainey in the Denzel Washington-produced film, centered around a 1927 Chicago recording sessions of “Mother of the Blues.”

Speaking during Monday’s press preview, Davis praised Boseman’s passion and commitment to his art. “Not to compete with Chadwick’s mother, but he was my baby. Chadwick was an artist. That is just what he was… he loved it, he demanded it in every single way. For someone so young it was incredible to watch,” said Davis.

“We are in the business, that a lot of times people have business conversations that masquerade themselves as artistic conversations. They don’t understand the difference between getting on set and demanding their vegan food being brought to them or their vegetarian dishes, or the dietary concerns, having that car ready,” she added. “ They don’t know the difference between that and making choices as an actor and getting down and dirty and doing the work and leaving your ego and your vanity at the door. He [Boseman] loved it. He demanded it. He demanded it in every single way.”

The film, Davis said, gives a window into “what Black life was like” in the '20s and ”how it was informing our relationships.”

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom debuts on Netflix on Dec. 18.Check above for the trailer.

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