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Michael Blackson Fires Back At Katt Williams Over “African With A Fake African Accent” Blow

BY Abena Dzaka January 5, 2024 3:53 PM EDT
Photo Credit: Facebook @Aretha Chapman and @Micheal Blackson Official

Well-known comedian Katt Williams recently caused a stir by criticizing fellow comedian Michael Blackson in a viral interview.

Katt Williams didn’t hold back when it came to his opinions about certain comedians, including Michael Blackson, during his recent appearance on Shannon Sharpe’s Club Shay Shay.

Williams acknowledged that he had experienced the humiliating response of being booed on stage before and said that “it should be used as a learning experience” in response to a question about it.

Williams went on to discuss how comedians can learn from being booed by using him as an example. Williams’ assertion that Michael Blackson was pretending to have an African accent while being an African garnered him a lot of attention.

This criticism prompted Blackson to defend his accent on Twitter.

Micheal Blackson, who is of Liberian and Ghanaian descent, wrote, “I’m so confused; I’m African with a fake accent. Even my fake Philly accent got me laughed at every day in American comedy clubs and schools. I wish I could get rid of my accent. Perhaps my deek is the only thing that truly represents me.”

While expressing great respect for Williams and ranking him among the top five comedians currently working, Blackson also made it clear that Williams had changed since 2005.

Blackson went on to rank himself as the tenth-best comedian and has since responded to Katt’s comments with some tweets, including one this morning.

Michael Blackson accused Williams of disparaging popular comedians to gain attention as the argument grew more heated.

This allegation begs the question of why Williams recently criticized not only Blackson but also several other well-known comedians, such as Steve Harvey, Kevin Hart, Cedric the Entertainer, and Rickey Smiley, in remarks made on the podcast.

These comments have highlighted the rivalries, conflicts, and dynamics within the comedy community.