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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Other performers at the event include Juice Wrld, Lil Uzi Vert, Megan Thee Stallion, Migos, 21 Savage, Tyler, The Creator, Schoolboy Q and many, many more.

The reaction from the Internet ranged from sheer excitement to inquiries about the validity of the lineup, due to the heat emitting from the flyer. Per Las Vegas' KTNV, the festival is indeed real, and  "Tickets for the festival are set to go on sale June 28 at 12 p.m. and start at $299 for early-bird general passes."

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Swizz Beatz Brings Something Different To Mariott Bonvoy Amex Customers

Before becoming one of hip-hop's superproducers and graduating from Harvard Business School, Kasseem Dean was just a kid from The Bronx who gravitated to the art he saw. Whether it was the graffiti on the trains and the brick walls or the fashion of the late 80s and early 90s, Dean, better known as Swizz Beatz, digested it all.

Now, with a few hits and Grammy's under his belt, the 40-year-old multihyphenate's newest muse is the upliftment of other living artists by way of The Dean Collection. Collaborating with American Express and Marriott Bonvoy, a new travel program for Mariott International, Swizz Beatz, premiered his latest art installation "Deluxxe Fluxx" inside Manhattan's Skylight Studios.

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How are you, Mr. Dean? I'm good. I love that you call me Mr. Dean.

Well, that's how I was raised.  Respect. Blessings. My first question to you is: The Dean Collection began in 2014 and from my understanding, you started it because you wanted to support living artists. It's one of the reasons, yes.

So, what triggered the launch? The Dean Collection started as me and my wife's personal collection because we wanted to create a museum for our kids to run when we weren't here anymore. It was all about building a legacy. But then we realized shining a light on living artists with our star power, created more star power and more synergy, more education. More! More! More! This isn't something we should keep private. This is something the masses should know and we should help hundreds of thousands of artists around the world if possible with our gift. It's just been a blessing. What is it about FAILE that you took to? Well, I've been a fan of colors and vibrations for a long time and these guys have been killing it for a long time. They're such masters of their craft. I feel our culture needs to understand FAILE and we should support them and celebrate them as creatives. I just wanted to show the culture an amazing experience and different forms of art, not only canvasses on the wall but also an immersive experience. Even the music I'm going to play tonight is not going to be regular. "I want people to know I celebrate all artists. Whether you're African-American, white, Asian, you name it. We at The Dean Collection celebrate all artists."

What is it about this kind of art, like you said not just canvasses on the wall, that feeds you? Well, it's visually and sonically stimulating. Most of us are in our heads all day-- Superfacts. dealing with what we're dealing with, so if I can bring you into a world that can take you away from negatives and bring you into a positive and a creative state of mind, then we've done a good job and that's what art is supposed to do. Art is supposed to take you to another level. Although my next show might be canvasses, this particular one in New York City I felt that we needed this in the city right now just to shake this up.

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