Posted by Bossip Staff
So BET, Katt, and T-Pain all fabricated a story for us:
As previously reported on Livesteez, Comedian Katt Williams was a no-show at the BET Hip-Hop Awards ’08 that took place in Atlanta on Saturday, but the reason for his absence was unknown. Today, we’ve learned that the pint-size comic pitched a serious hissy fit and walked off the show, according to insiders. Williams claimed earlier this week that he turned over his hosting job to T-Pain after losing a break-dancing contest to the rapper. But sources say he actually bailed after an angry face-off with BET execs before the show’s taping at the Boisfeuillet Jones Civic Center on October 18, accoring to the NY Daily News. “Katt has become difficult now that he’s a megastar,” one source says. “He was very demanding during rehearsals. He really berated one female member of the production company. He launched into a verbal assault on her in front of other people. I mean, he read her the riot act. “Then he left the set and said he wouldn’t return unless she apologized. She wouldn’t. BET and the production company backed her up. Katt wouldn’t come back. Nobody was willing to budge.“So the night before the show, they had no host. They were scrambling to find somebody. At 1 a.m., the night before the show, they called T-Pain. He agreed to do it, and started rehearsing the next morning for the show that evening.” In the interest of future relations with Williams, executive producer Stephen Hill agreed to the break-dancing cover story, according to sources.
“It was crazy,” Hill told BET.com. “We were all out at the club Friday night – T-Pain, Katt Williams, an Emmanuel Lewis impersonator and me – fluids flowing, music all loud. Suddenly Pain, having bought us some drinks, challenged Katt to a break-dancing battle.”
Lying sons of b*tches. Why lie? Then the producer takes a shot at Katt by calling him, Webster? That is out of pocket for a exec and and not to mention classless.
True or False… Katt Williams destroyed the Hip-Hop awards by not hosting?