Veteran comedian Katt Williams’ scorched-earth appearance as a guest on Shannon Sharpe’s Club Shay Shay podcast Wednesday (Jan. 3) shook up the Internet thanks to a plethora of jokes, wise observations, and of course, his pointed barbs at other notable comedians and entertainers beginning with Cedric the Entertainer and Steve Harvey. Ludacris and Kevin Hart were also called out with some inflammatory remarks. “In 15 years in Hollywood, no one in Hollywood has a memory of going to a sold-out Kevin Hart show, there being a line for him, ever getting a standing ovation at any comedy club,” Williams said.
The Emmy Award winner returned to jab Hart again with more detail, stating: “For a five-year period, every single movie that Kevin Hart did was a movie that had been on my desk that all I had said was just, ‘Can we take some of this Stepin Fetchit shit out and then I can do it,’” adding: “Yeah, it’s interesting, but I wouldn’t change it for the world. Again, I’m on the winning side of these decisions.” Hart would respond on Friday via a post on X, formerly Twitter, writing: “Gotta get that anger up outcha champ….It’s honestly sad,” Hart wrote. “In the meantime…. Please enjoy MY MOVIE TRAILER to my next film “LIFT” which will be dropping on @netflixin 8 days!!!!
Grammy Award-winning rapper and The Fast and The Furious actor Ludacris was also a target for the comedian’s barbs. “We were both invited to an Illuminati thing,” Williams said later on in the podcast. “It had to be one or the other of us, and decisions had to be made.” Ludacris would respond early Friday morning with a freestyle, seemingly aiming at Williams with the line, “Never been Illuminati, only Ill-Luda-nati.”
Sure enough, responses to Williams’ remarks surfaced after the episode’s smash airing (presently, it has over 15 million views). Cedric the Entertainer responded in the show’s comments section on Instagram, writing: “Revisionist History, regardless of whatever Katts opinion My career can’t be reduced to One Joke Katt Williams claims as his.” Trick Daddy even submitted an expletive-filled response to Williams through his own Instagram account.
Check out the other responses from Ludacris and the reactions from others on social media to those reactions below.
Ludacris, Kevin Hart & More Respond To Katt Williams was originally published on hiphopwired.com
1. Faizon Love
Faizon love said it hard to address lunacy, hypocrisy and ignorance while calling Katt “Chimp Williams.”
2. Ice Cube clears up some things.
The Cliff’s Notes say Katt wasn’t lying, basically.
This X user posted a further response from Cedric The Entertainer, where he states again that he doesn’t know where Williams’ accusations stem from.
4. Trick Daddy
Trick Daddy snapped back at Katt Williams, yelling “Keep all O.G.’s names out your mouth!!”
5. Michael Blackson
Comedian Michael Blackson, who was also called out by Williams, took umbrage in a thread on his own X account, ending with this joke meme.
6. Etan Thomas
The motivational speaker and writer brought up an Instagram video of Deon Cole speaking about Williams’ generosity from last month, asking others to focus on those positive elements from the interview.
7. Charles Barkley
The Katt Williams effect also hit TNT’s Inside The NBA, as Charles Barkley shouted “Don’t make me call Katt Williams on your ass!” at co-host Shaquille O’Neal.
Boosie took time out to also speak about Katt Williams’ generosity.
9. Robert Griffin III
The former Washington Commanders quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner apparently enjoyed the Ludacris freestyle.
10. Roy Wood Jr
The comedian offered this sage statement when someone asked his opinion of Williams’ comments.
This X user shared a response from Gary Owen, who Williams mentioned in his interview as someone “who’s been doing standup for 25 years and never crossed over.”