Katt Williams turned a lot of heads when he threw jabs at Tiffany Haddish during a visit to the “Frank and Wanda” Show on Atlanta’s V103 radio station. During an interview he said the comedienne had not proven herself as a stand up comic and that he wasn’t impressed with her rise to fame.
“She’s been doing comedy since she was 16. You can’t tell me your favorite Tiffany Haddish joke,” he said. “Why? Because she ain’t done a tour yet. She ain’t done a special. She has not proven the ability to tell jokes back-to-back for an hour to nobody.”
I caught up with comedienne and The Real host Loni Love on the pink carpet for the Finding Ashley Stewart 2018 finale and she stood up for the Girls Trip star.
“The thing that I always tell people is that every comic has a different path,” she said. “Your path is gonna be different from somebody else’s path. Nobody is ever passed over. Everybody gets a chance.”
Williams claimed that Haddish soared pass women who have been doing comedy for years, which Love didn’t agree with at all.
“The women that Katt mentioned, Ms. Laura, the Queens of Comedy, they had a movie. How is that passing over [them]?” She continued, “There’s no need to compare. There’s different paths. Comedy is subjective and it goes in waves. Once you get your wave you have to ride it. Let Tiffany ride her wave. Katt knows better.”
During his rant, Williams also called Lil’ Rel ugly, saying “white people don’t believe in ugly stars” and that Jerrod Carmichael and Hannibal Burress were all unattractive which is going to hinder their upcoming Netflix specials from being a success.
“To call somebody ugly? I don’t know about that,” the Detroit funny woman said about those insults. “Katt knows better than that. Maybe I can get everybody on The Real and we can talk about it.”
Tanay Hudson is a journalist and licensed psychotherapist who hails from Queens, New York. When she isn't writing for MadameNoire, she is doing psychotherapy in the East Harlem community with at-risk children and families. She's a proud HBCU graduate who received her Bachelors in Sociology from Norfolk State University, her Master of Social Work degree from New York University and her Master of Journalism degree from Hofstra University. She's also an active member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.Phi Zeta Zeta chapter where she does community service in the Queens, NY community.
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