Katt Williams is setting the Internet on fire to begin 2024. Appearing on Shannon Sharpe’s Club Shay Shay podcast, Williams pulled back the curtain on why he and Rickey Smiley have beef, which dates back to Friday After Next.
Williams shut down Smiley detailing that he was originally supposed to be Money Mike and then went into further issues with Smiley.
In the film, Williams played Money Mike, who had an encounter with recently released criminal Damon, played by Terry Crews. Williams states his beef with Smiley, who was the robbing Santa Claus in the film, came after he stood up for his character not being raped for comedy.
“The Money Mike in the original script got raped in the bathroom,” Williams said. “That’s what Rickey Smiley was okay with. Katt Williams had to take the risk in front of the cast, studios, and powers that be in his very first movie and say, respectfully, humbly, guys, ‘If we are talking about anything else I don’t have any credibility and no pull. But we talking about comedy, where I have all the credibility and pull. The problem with Friday After Next is we are are trying to make a classic comedy. And this comedy involves a rape. Rap is never funny, no matter who it happens to or what the circumstances are.”
Williams added he asked to remove that moment and it would be twice as funny as Money Mike getting raped. You watch the full interview here.
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