Emmy Award-winner Tiffany Haddish has some thoughts about Katt Williams’ diss about her talent and career in an interview earlier this week and it might not be what you expect.
Williams, who picked up his first Emmy last weekend for his guest role on Atlanta, said Haddish didn’t deserve the success she’s received during a visit to V-103’s Frank and Wanda Show Friday.
“[Haddish has] been doing comedy since she was 16. You can’t tell me your favorite Tiffany Haddish joke. Why? Because she ain’t done a tour yet. She ain’t done a special. She has not proven the ability to tell jokes, back to back for an hour,” he said. “[…] They all ready to down Mo’Nique and up somebody who has showed them Girls Trip. Did you think she wrote Girls Trip, goofball? Or do you think that was already a script and they handed it to her? It’s up to you whatever you want to believe.”
He also said Haddish is now the “It” girl because she wants “to sleep with a white man,” referring to her not-so-secret crush on Brad Pitt. He added that there were many other female comedians “that got skipped over” for Haddish to get a special.
The comedian and actress is set to debut a brand new one-hour stand-up special on Netflix. Haddish will record the special in early 2019, with Netflix set to release later in the year. Haddish’s first stand-up special, “Tiffany Haddish: She Ready! From the Hood to Hollywood,” debuted on Showtime last year.
“The point is we are in the only business where, as a black woman, what you look like is not supposed to be held against you,” he said. “And time and time again, they show you you can be sidetracked by anything light-skinned. So, knock it off.”
Haddish, who also won her first Emmy last weekend, decided to take the high road in her response to Williams’ comments.
“It’s official I made it! [Katt Williams] talked about me and didn’t have his facts right!” she tweeted. “I look forward to seeing you on Monday, Katt, when we pick up our Emmys. I just want to shower you with REAL love cause you need it, and I love you.”