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It’s been an eventful few days for Dayton-raised comedian Katt Williams.

Williams won his first Emmy Sept. 8 at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards for being a guest actor on Donald Glover's acclaimed show “Atlanta.”

He also told police he had a gun drawn on him and apparently made up with one of the nation’s hottest comedians.   

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Williams was on hand at Monday night’s primetime Emmy Awards ceremony and apparently dropped his beef with fellow comedian Tiffany Haddish after criticizing her on a radio station Friday.

He kneeled at Haddish’s feet in photos she posted to social media. 

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In the photo, Haddish carries the Emmy she won at the Creative Arts Emmy Award ceremony. 

The comedian on Saturday told Gwinnett County Georgia  police that V-103’s Wanda Smith’s husband pointed a gun at him outside the Atlanta Comedy Theater in Norcross, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution. 

Smith’s husband LaMorris Sellers told police his gun had merely fallen out, the newspaper reports. 

 

The incident was reportedly related to a fierce back and forth between Smith and Williams on V-103 radio station. 

During the interview, Williams also slammed Haddish in support of more established black female comedians, referred to being from Ohio and talked about the hard work he has put into the industry. 

A video of the radio interview has been seen by more than two million people.

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 Williams was born in Cincinnati and raised in Dayton. 


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