“I met Prince when I was 12, and…” – Katt Williams EXPOSES Music Industry CABAL That TOOK OUT Prince | HO

Katt Williams was interviewed by Arsenio Hall during the Netflix Is A Joke: The Festival on May 5, and the two comedians chopped it up.

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Arsenio Hall interviews Katt Williams for the “Netflix Is A Joke: The Festival” on May 5 in Los Angeles. (Photo: Netflix Is A Joke / YouTube)
Williams told Hall that he was inspired by Prince and spent five years as a rapper before becoming a comedian after meeting the legendary performer when he was just 12.

Williams said he met the “Purple Rain” singer in Dayton, Ohio, when the singer was performing at the University of Dayton Arena. “I met Prince when I was 12,” he said. “I knew him my whole life. He was like the guiding force for me. The reason I have high self-esteem was because of him.”

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“He was a high thinker and a guy that was always 30 steps ahead of whatever the curve was,” Williams continued. “You know, when you play 26, 28 instruments, it means that you are able to be multifaceted while also focusing on each thing like it’s the only thing, which is a hard skill. But he let me know that you could be short and light-skinned with long hair and people can make fun of you, but as long as women loved you, you have nothing to worry about.”

After Hall noted that Williams is rarely seen doing standup at the comedy clubs, Williams replied that he didn’t need to practice in the club.

“Do you work in your house?” asked Hall. “How do you get right?”

“I didn’t get any shortcuts. So, for the first 10-15 years I had to do what every stand-up has to do and go to the club and work out your material,” he said. “I don’t do any practicing in clubs.”

Williams’ comedy special “World War III” debuts on Netflix on May 17.

Shannon Sharpe fires back at critics of explosive Katt Williams interview

Shannon Sharpe doesn’t subscribe to the notion that he has to be a Big-J journalist to host an entertaining podcast.

Sharpe conducted a widely viewed interview on his Volume “Club Shay Shay” show with comedian Katt Williams earlier this week, as Williams went double-barrel on various rivals in the entertainment industry in specific and even what he called the Hollywood “cabal” or “consortium” among the decision-makers in general.

In his followup “Nightcap” podcast with Chad Johnson, Sharpe explained to detractors who griped that he didn’t cross-examine Williams with journalistic follow-up questions that he doesn’t view it as his role.

In a previous episode of “Club Shay Shay,” Cedric the Entertainer denied stealing jokes from Williams, and this week Williams vigorously pushed back on those claims.

Sharpe punted the idea on attempting to adjudicate the disputed arguments one way or the other.

“That’s not for me to decide,” Sharpe told Johnson.

Shannon Sharpe let Katt Williams go double-barrel at Hollywood stars and executives without cross-examining him with follow-up questions.

Shannon Sharpe let Katt Williams go double-barrel at Hollywood stars and executives without cross-examining him with follow-up questions.Club Shay Shay

“You decide — who do you agree with? It’s not my decision to make! I never said I was a journalist! I never professed to be a journalist! I’m an entertainer. If you want hard-hitting questions, ’60 Minutes’ is the platform for you. ‘Dateline.’ ’48 Hours.’ Go to Lester Holt. Go to someone that does that.”

Sharpe’s interview with Williams — who also accused Kevin Hart of getting installed atop his perch in Hollywood by executives despite not having earned it by being a big draw with the public — drew massive engagement.

At one point, it had over 100,000 live concurrent viewers on YouTube, and it has reached 15 million total views on the platform.