Katt Williams made headlines earlier this week after presumably getting beat up by a 7th grader.
In a video that went viral, the troubled comedian can be seen getting into an altercation with a kid named Luke. In the clip, the student stares the comedian down before getting punched in the face. Whelp, that was the wrong move because Luke retaliated and tackled Williams to the ground.
The two rough housed for a bit before the little Luke took complete control and got the comedian in a chokehold. “As a community, you all let a little broke n*gga do that to a celebrity,” a winded Katt asked the kid after the fight came to an end.
#KattWilliams …Truth of the story is that Katt was voluntarily showing love in the community , playing with the children of that community, when he was approached, taunted, and threatened by the young brother that he ended up fighting …( Reality is, Katt was defending himself) … #KattWilliamsFight #Mediablackoutusa #Tmz #mediatakeout #newsonenow
The good news is, neither party appeared to be hurt. The bad news is, Katt not only quickly became the butt of all jokes, but became the face of dozens of Internet memes. Here are some of our favorites. Enjoy.
Exclusive: The Bullet Scars That Will Forever Haunt Sheryl Lee Ralph’s Son, Etienne Maurice
Sheryl Lee Ralph shared a graphic photo on Instagram earlier this week of her son, Etienne Maurice, laying in a hospital bed bandaged up from bullet wounds. The purpose of the image was to be yet another voice calling to end gun violence.
On Wednesday, students across the country walked out of class to protest against gun violence, something that hit home for Ralph four years ago. “This mother wants #gunreform now! #guncontrol now,” she wrote.
It was during a night out in West Philadelphia that Ralph’s then 22-year-old child was robbed at gunpoint and shot three times; twice in the leg and one which grazed his forehead.
So as Ralph joined Wednesday’s national conversation about gun laws, HipHollywood talked exclusively with Etienne who shared exactly what went down the night a gun could have taken his life for good.
“I was shot four years ago, November 9 … I was black out drunk. The next thing I know I remember I woke up in the hospital, doctor said I had two bullet holes in my leg and a grazed bullet hole above my eyebrow.”
Maurice, who was robbed for his iPhone and his wallet, went on to tell us that this is something that he is reminded of constantly. “Having been shot is something that I carry with me every day. I still have numbness at the bottom of my leg from the nerve damage.”
And while he will always remember how he felt knowing his life almost ended, Etienne had a hard time fathoming how his famous mother felt. “We had the conversation about it last week and she said she peed on herself,” he told us.
For Maurice, he’s proud to see young children use their voices to make change. “There’s so many angles where we can talk about gun violence and how it’s effecting different communities,” he said. “Gun reform needs to take place now.”
Since that night, he hasn’t picked up a drink and has been now sober for four years. As for the suspects, a father-son duo, they are behind bars for attempted man slaughter.
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