A week after newly formed duo Suge Knight and Katt Williams reportedly got involved in a Hollywood club brawl, fresh details on what started the heated incident have emerged.
According to reports, dicey comments about President Barack Obama initally put the 40-plus year-old entertainers over the edge.
Suge Knight and Katt Williams claim they are NOT TO BLAME for that massive parking lot brawl last week … saying it started when some jerks flung racial slurs at them and shouted “F**k Obama” repeatedly. As TMZ first reported, Suge and Katt were caught on video tangled up in a huge fracas last weekend outside Eden nightclub in Hollywood. A rep for Suge tells TMZ … the rappers in NO WAY started the fight. The rep claims while Katt was talking to a TMZ photog … a horde of guys started calling him the N-word, specifically shouting “f**king ni**er” and then “F**k Obama.” (TMZ)
Katt is reportedly the one who got most upset by the unnamed hecklers.
We’re told Katt walked over the culprits to ask them to stop, but the group wouldn’t quit. The verbal exchange got heated and Suge’s rep says one guy got physical with Katt. The rep tells us that’s when Suge stepped in, trying to keep the incident from escalating further … but Suge and Katt realized it was two against 15, so that’s when they decided to get out of there. But you’ll recall … an eye-witness that night — who claimed Suge punched him — said it was Katt who started the melee by calling some guy “a Mexican” and it escalated from there. (TMZ)
Details of the massive Hollywood brawl popped up online in late December.
On Saturday, December 29, Williams, who was fresh from jail, was spotted outside Hollywood club Eden with Knight. Something bad went down between Knight and a bunch of people. While Knight settled his problem, Williams walked a few feet away behind the dumpsters. However, things escalated as Knight threw a punch at someone. Williams fled the scene when someone chased him. He went into a white SUV that was driven by Knight. The car almost knocked some people out when it left the parking space. (Ace Showbiz)
A week prior, Katt and Suge ran into police-related problems together.
Repeat offender Katt Williams was detained by LAPD in front of a West Hollywood Subway last night in response to an alleged disturbance at the foot-long purveyor. Much to the reassurance of public safety, the cops later released the comedian, handing him back his marijuana and a .45 caliber pistol after determining that he was only loitering while his manager, Suge Knight, got a manicure next door. For their troubles, a Subway employee brought the twosome free sandwiches and denied any incident took place. (Grub Street Los Angeles)