Former Death Row Records owner Marion “Suge” Knight has offered his take on the recent legal woes of troubled comedian Katt Williams and why fans should cut him some slack.
In Suge’s perspective, people fail to treat him respectfully due to the honcho image Katt has created on stage.
Suge — who was present for Katt’s most recent arrest in Seattle following a bar fight — tells TMZ, Katt’s recent string of bizarre behavior was the result of fan harassment … “People test him because he’s small and the best comedian of all time.” Suge says fans forget Katt’s a real person with real feelings … and Katt lashes out as a result, when people mock him on the street, making jokes about his hair and calling him short. Suge tells us, “When people see him, they don’t separate the Katt Williams on stage from the Katt Williams just being a regular person.” (TMZ)
He also provided some context to what really led to Katt getting arrested following a Seattle bar dispute a few weeks ago.
The Seattle bar fight is just one example — Suge says he and Katt were watching the Seahawks game, but cheering for Chicago … which pissed off local bar patrons … who then started a fight with Katt. Suge adds, “Things like that happen to Katt all the time where people start with him. He just don’t take no sh*t.” (TMZ)
Details on the Seattle incident made headline news in early December.
Officers were called to the World Sports Grille near 9th Avenue North and Westlake Avenue around 2:30 p.m. to investigate a report involving Williams and a bar patron. According to the Seattle Police Department, Williams, who was in town to perform a show at the Parmount Theater, exchanged words with patrons at the bar and brandished a pool cue at the bar manager. Williams also allegedly flicked a cigarette at a woman in a car. When officers tried to arrest Williams, he allegedly struggled and refused. He was booked into the King County Jail for investigation of assault, harassment and obstruction. (Q13 Fox Seattle)
Shortly after the negative press, Katt announced what turned out to be a short-lived retirement from stand-up comedy.
“I’m just gonna go ahead and announce my retirement from stand-up,” Williams said in an interview. “I’m kinda done. This is, yeah, I’ve already discussed it with my kids. I wasn’t really gonna do it on a Seattle street, I was gonna go to Los Angeles and do it in the offices of ICM or Live Nation.” (KOMO)