Kevin Hart appeared on The Breakfast Club alongside his Night School co-star Tiffany Haddish on Friday morning and delivered a lengthy read to Katt Williams over recent comments he made about Haddish.
Hart said that he’s become frustrated with Williams after the comedian questioned Haddish’s success and blamed white Hollywood for his demise.
“When do you take responsibility for your actions? You had the shot. You were the guy. You were set up to be the star,” Hart said.
Both Hart and Haddish have been targets of Williams’ line of questioning in regards to talent, and though Haddish took a more subtle approach to addressing it, Hart went full throttle.
“You didn’t show up to work, you f—-d off promo shoots,” he continued. He went on to say Williams became a “risk” to studios because he chose his drug habit over his career.
“Take responsibility for what you chose and say, “You know what, I gotta fix me and I’m gonna come back and work for comedy.'”
Hart pointed out that while several successful Black comediennes have come up under his platform, he’s never really taken the time to cultivate new talent and instead just points fingers.
“Katt Williams, have you ever used your platform to f—–g bring the people under you up? You haven’t. So because you haven’t, don’t s–t on those who now are.”
Hart isn’t the only comedian to come to Haddish’s defense after Williams’ rant. Loni Love also spoke in support of Haddish after Williams went off in a now viral radio interview.
Haddish and Williams made up backstage at the Emmys on Monday after they both won awards for their guest appearances on Saturday Night Live and Atlanta, respectively.
Hart’s message to Williams seemed to come from a place of disappointment and concern for his fellow brother. Time will tell if it will be genuinely received.