What You Need to Know: Katt Williams

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Photo: Ivy Brown/News | WHBQ

Katt Williams says Atlanta DJ Wanda Smith's husband pointed gun at him

The incident between Sellers and Williams “stemmed from an interview that Wanda conducted with Katt previously in Atlanta,” the report said.

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The Friday interview, which featured Williams and Smith roasting each other, has been seen by millions.

Ski and Smith were interviewing another comic when they heard Williams was in the building and Smith convinced Williams to come into the studio. She said this was the first time she met him and she respected him as a big-time comic. She said she was shocked when he started mocking her weight, her wig and her cooking skills.

“I am not playing victim,” Smith said Monday. “I am not a jokester like that. I don’t know how to do that. He did it. He won. It threw me off.” 

Gary Abdo, the owner of Atlanta Comedy Theater, said he was in the V-103 studio when the exchange happened and said it was very tense between Smith and Williams.

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This interview led to Saturday night. Outside the Atlanta Comedy Theater, where Smith regularly hosts, Williams arrived to support another comic. 

On their radio show Monday morning, Smith said that when Williams saw her on the sidewalk outside the club, he approached her and said, “I told you (expletive) with me gon make you go viral!”

Smith said that was the remark that got her husband got upset, but she wouldn’t explain further, citing legal reasons. 

The police report said Williams told the cop that Sellers pointed a gun to his face. “Katt and his security guard fled (to) the Food Depot next door, where the officer had his initial contact with them,” the report said. 

Sellers told the cops that Williams “had a verbal altercation with Wanda. He said that Katt indicated that he wanted to fight. According to LaMorris, he approached Katt and chased him into Food Depot where he left him and returned to the Atlanta Comedy Theater. When asked if he had a gun on him, he said yes. LaMorris stated that as he was chasing Katt, his gun fell from his waistband and he bent to retrieve it however, he never pointed it at anyone.”

Comedian Katt Williams says the husband of Atlanta radio personality Wanda Smith pointed a gun on him. (Photo by Bennett Raglin/Getty Images for BET)
Photo: Bennett Raglin/Getty Images for BET

Video from the Food Depot showed Sellers chasing Williams but no evidence of a gun, the report said. The comedy theater management told the officer they couldn’t access the video from the club’s vantage point. 

Williams chose not to prosecute. 

On V-103, some listeners supported Smith regarding the Friday interview, saying Williams’ behavior was inappropriate. 
“You invited hatred in,” a caller said. “He did not come in love. You guys were the portal.”

Others said she should be able to handle it as a fellow comic, that she “can dish it but can’t take it.”

Ski defended himself for not cutting the interview off early because he didn’t think it was problematic at the time. He also didn’t stop the exchange from going online.

“I just see two comedians going back and forth,” Ski said. 

“I’m OK,” Smith said.

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