Comedian Katt Williams Says He Slapped Target Employee Because of Racial Slur (VIDEO)

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Katt Williams TargetSo, remember that whole strange business with comedian Katt Williams hitting a Target employee earlier this month? Actually, I guess attacking a retail store clerk doesn't seem all that strange when you compare it to some of his other recent antics, including evading cops while riding a three-wheeled motorcycle and being arrested in Seattle on investigation of assault, harassment, and obstructing police officers. But still: slapping a Target employee! WTF, right? Isn't Target everyone's happy place? Jeez, Katt, even my rambunctious feral monkey children act like angels in Target! (Because popcorn.)

Anyway, it seems Katt has finally offered an explanation of sorts for his behavior in Target -- and you'll have to hear this and decide for yourself if his resort to slappy-hand violence was justified.

Williams was performing the Comedy Store in Hollywood when he addressed the Target altercation, alleging that the employee called him the N-word:

This is what the dude at Target said ... "Your assistant is already suing you, you p**sy ass n***er."

(Yeah, apparently Williams is involved in a legal mess with his former assistant, who's suing him for $5 million because she says he punched her.)

Williams then referred to himself in the third person, asking the guy, "Did you just say the n-word in front of Katt Williams?" He says the clerk responded with a snotty, "You say it all the time," which prompted Williams to go all Samuel L. Jackson on the guy's ass, telling him to "Say it again and see what happens."

After that ... well, you've seen the video. Williams hauled off and slapped him like a little girl totally hit him macho-style.

Here's the clip of Katt Williams describing the incident:

And, just for kicks, here's the slappee's version of events. It seems Williams was trying to buy the dude's motorcycle helmet, maybe for another three-wheeling joyride?

The employee has since been fired, and Katt's out making money by joking about the story, so I guess he's the winner in this whole ridiculous mess. And if you're wondering whether he's concerned about his increasingly troubled public image, Katt Williams wants you to know he's just like the honey badger:

I been arrested 36 times in five years, but I never been in court, you figure it out. I don't care what they say. What they say, they love me so how could I give a f--k what they say otherwise?

Totally, who cares what they say! Unless it's a random guy working at Target and you're on video, right?

What do you think of Katt William's explanation?

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three... threeforme157

If you earn money by using that word then maybe you should not be surprised that someone says it back to you.  Obviously this was all for publicity.

ethan... ethans_momma06

I agree with the PP.

Katt Williams is not shy about the term. Either people need to shelve the freaking word FOR GOOD, or accept that people are going to use it the same way that they are.

It's not okay for the dude to verbally assualt him, and it's not okay for him to flip out and hit somebody.

Heath... HeatherMazzone

Sounds to me like he's trying to play the black card to justify being an asshole. I think he's a liar and a lunatic who could use some jail time.

nonmember avatar kaerae

I don't believe this for a minute but, Heather, YOU'RE the one playing the black card, this guy's playing the "asshole hired a lawyer to come up with the best lie" card, and it does not discriminate.

Heath... HeatherMazzone

Dude, it's Katt Williams. He's proven in the last few weeks what a psycho he is and I don't believe for a minute some random target employee picked a fight with him. That's my opinion and I don't give 2 shits if you don't agree

tuffy... tuffymama

I don't believe him. He's a freak on some kind of bender lately, and his behavior leaves MUCH to be desired in the way of decency.


That guy is so full of shit. I don't believe for one second that the target person said shit to him that was a slur. The guy is balls to wall bat shit crazayzee. And can't for the life of me figure out why he hasn't been locked up. He ain't exactly an A-lister who gets the perks of serving time on their French Provincial settee

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