Talks Negative Press, His New Therapy & Current State Of Black Comedy
Katt Williams has gotten himself together! Praise the lord!
It seems like every time we’ve heard Katt’s name this year, he was either being sued, thrown in jail for some type of erratic behavior, or involved in a fight, however, he seems to be all cleaned up. Last night, he attended the premiere of his new movie, Scary Movie V, and seemed to be in high spirits while dressed in a grey suit and his hair pressed to the Gods.
Earlier in the day, he caught up with Entertainment site Concrete Loop, and he candidly revealed his feelings on the bout of negative press he’s had all year. He also discussed whether he was satisfied with the current state of black comedy, which is being led by comedians like Kevin Hart, and what continues to motivate him as well as how he wants to be remembered.
Catch a few highlights below:
On If He Deserved The Negative Press
I can’t vilify the press, because this is what we’re doing right now. It doesn’t make me uncomfortable that they would view me in a negative light, and I understand that negative sells more than positive. If they really wanted to hurt me they wouldn’t talk about me at all. The fact that they are talking about me is all that I care about anyway. I could care less about what they say. When they say genius, I don’t believe genius. So when they say crazy, I can’t believe that either. Until they start calling me tall, I don’t believe anything they say. [*LAUGH*]
How do you think I feel? You’ve been in that world, you’ve been on the inside, and you know how it really is. So, I feel your perspective, on comedy, would be strong?
It probably should be, but it’s really not in this particular case. I generally get up every morning trying to figure out why ‘Katt Williams’ is allowing all of this to happen. But now that he’s back, I’m excited to see what that’s going to bring to the comedy landscape. Comedy is never out, sometimes down, but never out.
We had the Eddie Murphy(s), the Chris Tuckers(s), the Dave Chappelle(s), and then we had you. So, I feel comedy fell off after you disappeared and I’m happy to see you back.
Well, thank you! I’m glad to finally be starting the road to being back. The issue is, when you say those names it doesn’t take very long to say them. We got to understand that each of those persons was holding it down for like ten years. So now, if something cheap happens it’s on purpose, or for a reason. I’m excited to be in the same conversation as those people, and I’m positive that my story has a better ending.
Hopefully, he keeps this up and stays away from the crazy antics that will overshadow his legacy as a comedian.