“I am coming to get my sisters ball that was kicked over the fence.”
Kevin Hart and Tiffany Haddish joined the Breakfast Club in studio this week, hanging with hosts Charlamagne tha God, DJ Envy and Angela Yee on Power 105.1. The comedy superstars were in to promote Night School, in theaters September 28th. But it didn’t take long before Hart addressed the Katt Williams rant that mentioned both stars. Hart said that he would keep his mouth shut if Williams had attacked him, but attacking Tiffany and on the rise coming comedians of color pissed him off. And he said he’s coming to get my sister’s ball that was kicked over the fence.”
The movie’s already sold Hart said, he came to address the Katt Williams issue. Hart is pissed off that a black comedian would come at other young black comedians getting opportunities. We fought for so long, asking that people of color be given opportunties, he said, so why would we complain? “We complain that we don’t have. Then we get. And now we tear down those that are getting what we said we don’t have.”
Hart specifically praised all the people Williams trashed, one by one- Lil Rel, Jerrod Carmichael, Hannibal Burress, Tiffany Haddish, and of course, himself, “the guy who sits on top.” He talked about shooting over 56 specials to create opportunities for up and coming comedians. “Rather than complaining about it, I’m fixing it,” he says before turning to point the finger at Katt.
“My frustration with Katt Williams comes from, you keep pointing at Hollywood. When do YOU take responsibility for YOUR actions?” he said. Y”ou had the shot. You were the guy. You were set up to be the star. YOU didn’t show up for work. YOU fucked off promo shoots. YOU became a risk to the studios which is why the studios stopped fucking with you.” When asked how he fucked up, Hart answered, “he chose drugs.”
He stands up for Haddish and takes some good opportunities to self promote and pat himself on the back for his hard work and money spent promoting young comics- but says Haddish doesn’t deserve to have Williams or anyone else come at her. “Have you ever used your platform to fucking bring the people that were under you up?” Hart asked, before answering his own question. “You haven’t. So because you haven’t, Don’t shit on those that now are.”
“You fucked you. Nobody else did,” he said. “Don’t blame everybody else for your shit. Don’t shit on my sister’s light cause you’re not happy with your shit. This shit is earned. Tiffany Haddish got years in the game. It’s not an accident that she got a part in a movie and that character popped.”
Hart went on to fact check some of the statements Katt made in his rant last week. Among the facts he says are false, Katt’s claim to have sold 2.4 million tickets. Hart claims that he himself has sold 1.3 million, and that there is nobody close to him in ticket sales in comedy worldwide. 15 consecutive 100 city tours? False again according to Kev. Hart also said Katt Williams has never been on the Forbes list and emphatically disputed Katts claim that he owns all his own specials. “The White man owns your content,” Hart proclaimed. He also disputed Katt’s assertion that Netflix specials are given by what you sell on the road, and revealed this own deal with the streaming giant. “Netflix gave me $40 million dollars.”
The conversation starts at 5 minutes in, or you can jump to the fucks flying at 7:30.