Katt Williams was arrested yesterday for child endangerment after what has been a very rough month for the comic — but Williams still found time to give TMZ his opinion on the use of the N-word in Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained.
Katt Williams was arrested yesterday at his California home, and afterwards remarked on the incident: “how do you keep kids safe without guns?” But the 5-0 hassle yesterday was just one of several incidents this month for Williams — he was also involved in a police chase, apprehended at a Subway, and even slapped a Target employee before fleeing from the scene on what my grandmother used to call a “wheelie cart.”
In the latter incident, Williams said he became enraged because the Target employee — who was later fired — used the N-word to refer to the comic.
And Williams ranted again on the epithet, this time calling out filmmaker Quentin Tarantino. (And in fairness, Tarantino seems to be about as fond as peppering his scripts with the controversial word as he is of feet.)
TMZ reports that Katt Williams laid into Tarantino after his arrest, telling a reporter for the site that he’d like to clock the filmmaker if given a chance — and that Quentin doesn’t have a “pass” to say the word:
“[Quentin] Tarantino thinks he can say the N-word. But I checked with all of Ni**adom and nobody knows where he got his pass from. I hope he didn’t get it from Samuel L. Jackson and Jamie Foxx cause they aren’t going to help you when I see you.”
Williams balked at the photographer’s comparison to another major name filmmaker and added:
“Quentin Tarantino is no Steven Spielberg. Steven Spielberg doesn’t wanna be black, Quentin Tarantino thinks he is. So when he meets a real ni**a, we’ll see if he is or not.”
After Katt Williams was arrested yesterday but before he threatened Quentin Tarantino, he also was involved in a brawl in a parking lot — does anyone else wish they had the comic’s energy at the very least?