2 of America's most popular urban comics are at war with each other.
Katt Williams, 42, was arrested and charged with assault on Monday after allegedly punching a pool supply store employee in Gainesville, GA.
The arrest came one day after Williams called comedian Kevin Hart a "puppet" during a standup comedy routine in Atlanta.
“I’ve already proven that if the best they got in comedy is Kevin Hart…," said Williams who was interrupted by loud boos. He continued, "Don’t you boo a black man working hard, baby. Even if that ______ a puppet, it’s not his fault. We don’t get mad. Just because I’m better than some black dudes, doesn’t mean I’m better than no black dudes. I’m saying if you want to be mad at Kermit The Frog, don’t be mad at Kermit The Frog, be mad at Jim Henson. Don’t say, ‘fuck Donald Duck’ when you really mean, ‘fuck Walt Disney.”
Hart, 36, appeared to take a shot at Williams by posting an Instagram photo of himself posing backstage at the Oscars with Chris Rock and Dave Chapelle.
"True professionals understand the importance of sticking together & supporting one another. At the end of the day we are comedians & there aren’t many that make it to level that we have made it. It’s about helping one another not trying to tear each other down!!!!"
Williams responded on Tuesday -- after he bonded out of jail -- by challenging Hart to a $5 million winner-takes-all battle in front of Hart's home town crowd in Philadelphia.
Me & Dave Chappelle with our brother @chrisrock tonight at the Oscars. True professionals understand the importance of sticking together & supporting one another....at the end of the day we are comedians & there aren't many that make it to level that we have made it. But so many doors are opened from the success of one comedian & when you see those doors open you then have the opportunity to walk thru them....it's about helping one another not trying to tear each other down!!!! The insecure ones will never understand that "Support & encouragement" #Message #DopePic #Legendary
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