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Katt Williams has decided to hang up the mic after several months of odd behavior that culminated in his arrest in Seattle on Sunday for investigation of harassment, assault and obstructing police.
Katt spoke to TV station KOMO 4 and said the events of the past few days in Seattle convinced him to retire. Katt added that we was going to place an offer of $301,000 for the Washington State Ferry Rhododendron as a place to stay with his family and staff until his Thursday court date. The comedian says the city of Seattle has ruined his reputation and he plans to sue.
“If they will accept our bid… I will take me and my whole staff on that boat because I still have a court date four days from now and can’t leave and I’ve been kicked out of four hotels in two days and I’ve been arrested by three different sets of officers four different times detained by two sets of officers,” he said. “I can stay there [on the ferry] and my family can be there and my dogs can be there and my whole staff can be there until we get done suing Seattle for this $50 million that I want for crippling my reputation as a father and a black man and as a taxpaying citizen and as a person who is not a convicted felon.”
Katt’s troubles in Seattle started last Thursday when he missed a show at The Paramount Theatre after his Hummer ran out of gas. He reportedly slashed the tires on the vehicle and rammed it with another car. On Friday he was accused by three fans of attacking them after a show when they tried to take a photo with him, but Katt claimed the fans forced their way into his dressing room.
On Sunday Katt got into trouble at the World Sports Grille when he threatened people with a pool cue and refused to leave. He then allegedly followed a family to their car and flicked a lit cigarette through the car window, which hit a woman just below her eye. Police say he also threw a rock at the car.
He was arrested for the incident at World Sports Grille and later bailed out by his road manager Suge Knight.
Katt told Komo 4 that the recent events were enough to force him to retire.
“This was a place I like to bring my kids and let them do stuff without people caring who they were,” he said. “I got arrested in front my kids three times in my three days stay in Seattle… And all we were doing was coming into town to sell jokes and police department painted me as some sort of public menace that came to town. I’m just gonna go ahead and announce my retirement from standup, I’m kinda done. I’ve discussed it with my kids, I wasn’t gonna do it in the middle of a Seattle street, I was going to go to Los Angeles and do it in the offices of ICM or LiveNation.“
Now this is just the same old story by Suge Knight. Here is at the aid of somebody when they are down and out. Katt Williams needs help. I don’t know if Suge can do that.
Katt Williams is out of jail this morning thanks to his tour manager Suge Knight. Knight bailed the comedian out of a Seattle jail following his arrest for a bar fight on Sunday according to TMZ.
Katt was at World Sports Grille when he threatened people with a pool cue and refused to leave. He then allegedly followed a family to their car and flicked a cigarette through the car window, which hit a woman just below her eye. Police say he also threw a rock at the car according to King5.
Police say Katt struggled with them as they tried to get him into a patrol car.
He was booked into the King County Jail for investigation of assault, harassment and obstruction.
The L.A. Weekly reports that Katt missed his scheduled show in Seattle on Thursday after his Hummer ran out of gas. Katt attacked the vehicle by slashing its tires and ramming it with a backup vehicle.
Katt’s Friday night show at The Paramount Theatre in Seattle didn’t go so well either. He reportedly got into an altercation with three fans. The fans claimed Katt attacked them after they tried to take a photo with him, but Katt claimed the fans forced their way into his dressing room. No arrests were made at the time.
He’s expected to have a Monday afternoon bail hearing for the bar fight.
I will tell you this. Tupac will never die. This guy comes out with a new record every year. Ever since the hologram thing at Coachella Tupac’s sales has went up. Even Suge Knight last week said that he even thinks Tupac may still be alive.
Tupac Shakur’s virtual appearance at Coachella not only got people talking, it also sparked an increase in record sales for the late rapper according to Billboard.biz.
Pac’s 1988 Greatest Hits album returned to the Billboard 200 charts where it currently sits at No. 129 with 4000 copies sold. All Eyez On Me (2,000; up 95%) and Me Against the World (1,000; up 53%) also saw increases in sales.
Three of the rapper’s singles saw sales increases as well.
“Hail Mary” sold 13,000 downloads last week for a 1,530% sales increase. “California Love” sold 11,000 downloads (up 119%), while ”2 Of Amerikaz Most Wanted” sold 9,000 (up 881%).
Suge Knight does have a point in this article on Rick Ross. He went on KDAY today and had some things to say about him and Diddy. Check out what Suge Knight says.
“I can’t sit up here and say I’m bitter to Rick Ross, ‘cus like anybody else, we don’t know Rick Ross,” Suge said according to HipHopDX. “That’s a guy who uses somebody else’s name. This guy comes from being a correctional officer. I don’t got nothing negative [against him] personally, I just feel like he do do good music, and you can’t take that from him. That boy got bars, he’s gonna write…at the same time, I feel like there’s a line you cross, and Rick Ross crossed that line. If you’re gonna be with guy [Diddy] who killed Tupac, you can’t go turn around and do a record [called] ‘Tupac Back’…Rick Ross is a grown a$$ n*gga. I’ll beat the dog sh*t out of Rick Ross for manipulating these people out here.“
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I have always felt that BIG was the best rapper of all time. I mean his rhyme cadence was just insane. His story telling was like no other and the guy had charisma. I think being the greatest emcee isn’t always just about lyrics. It is also about
your attitude and making people around you better.
For an example Lil Kim elevated her emcee skills because BIG made her better. Jay-Z is one of the best but I think BIG motivated him. Jay-Z took a lot of BIG’s style and put it in his own formula. Lil Cease had you thinking he was a dope emcee. Even BIG writing rhymes for Diddy made Diddy better. Biggie also not getting involved with Tupac. I really felt that was very important in his career. Why should he go down a couple a levels and start beefing with Tupac. So all in all Notorious BIG is the best ever to pick up a Mic. Rest In Peace Notorious BIG.
As was the case with Tupac Shakur, a sex tape has emerged involving late West Coast singer Nate Dogg according to TMZ.
The 5-minute tape is being shopped to various porn outlets without any offers being made so far. Hopefully a buyer won’t surface and Nate can rest in peace.
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