Earthquake Addresses Katt Williams’s Comments About Him Being Illiterate

“Me and him was cool so I don’t where that came from,” Earthquake said while appearing on “The Breakfast Club.”

Earthquake is setting the record straight on comments Katt Williams made about him earlier this month.

During his interview on "Club Shay Shay" hosted by Shannon Sharpe that instantly went viral, Williams took shots at Earthquake and alleged he cannot read. On Friday (Jan. 29), he addressed those unsupported claims while appearing on "The Breakfast Club."

"First, of all, it’s a lie," said Earthquake. "I did radio for years. Everybody in radio wants to be like y’all and be syndicated, but if you’re not syndicated and you got one station, [the] only way you get some money [is] off live reads.”

“And another thing, [in] ninth grade, I was picked to go to Georgetown in the upward bound program," he explained of his education in high school.

While Williams also targeted comedians Steve Harvey, Earthquake was surprised that he was also in the lineup. 

“Me and him was cool so I don’t where that came from. Certain things he said about me, half was true, half was…to each its own.”

He continued, “I don’t even get into that part of it because see, I’m a type of person, if I have a problem with you, Imma call you. And man to man, we either gonna talk it out, we ‘gon duke it out, but we gonna handle it man to man. I don’t talk behind people back. That’s what social media is. If you go into a platform and talk about a person without you addressing them yourself when you have opportunities to get in contact with them and let it be known.” 

Although William's sit-down with the former NFL player has been viewed 55 million times over the past three weeks, Earthquake said its effect on the comedy industry has been lacklustre.

“It didn’t move to needle to help us as Black comedians progress the profession,” he said of Williams who called out several "Def Comedy Jam" comedians from the 90s.

“I don’t know what his motivation [was] on it. But we as comedians never did that type of thing ever before. We’re in a new age."

While Earthquake passed on the opportunity to get even with Williams, he sang his praises instead.

"When I first ran into Katt, he was the most phenomenal, doing things that had never been done before," he recounted. "I have always admired his work."

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