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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