Comedian Katt Williams has worked hard to become one of the most successful and captivating comedy actresses. His diversity in this genre even earned him an Emmy Award in Donald Glovers Atlanta after his very first nomination.
But one award he hasn’t won is a Grammy. This was partly because, according to Williams, his own team sabotaged his chance of being nominated for one.
Why Katt Williams thought his Emmy win was special
As many know, Katt Williams appeared in Atlanta’s Season 2 stars the Alligator Man. When Glover first recruited Williams, the actor claimed he would help Williams win the coveted television award.
“I told him, ‘I’m going to try and get you an Emmy for this,'” Glover told The New Yorker. “He said, ‘A’ight, we’ll see.'”
Glover met very slight resistance to his decision to hire Williams. Corresponding Atlanta Director and longtime Glover collaborator Hiro Murai others said to Glover, “‘When was the last time you didn’t see Katt Williams in prison?'”
But Glover was right with his vision, because Williams was able to win an Emmy for his performance. In an interview on Arsenio, Williams explained why winning the award was so important. It was a moment, not necessarily because of the Emmy, but because of how he won the award.
“For the Emmy, it really was God’s work,” he said. “It was special in so many ways. Not just because it was an Emmy, but the Emmy is beautiful. And it was called for a show Atlanta.”
Williams also appreciated the level of dignity and depth he was born with Atlanta Character.
“And the fact that my character wasn’t telling jokes or dancing. He really gave away a piece of his soul. I am forever grateful that I got it,” he said.
Katt Williams claims his team sabotaged his chances for a Grammy
Williams has revealed he’s surrounded himself with an untrustworthy entourage before. The comedian claimed his own team stole millions of dollars from under his nose. But at one point, Williams also claimed that his team may have cost him a Grammy, too.
“Not kidding, but I was in a toxic relationship with a group that was my group. And so I did 65 projects and they didn’t submit me once,” he revealed. “And that Emmy was the first time in my entire career that I’d been submitted. C***blocked by my own people.”
But Williams joked he would make up his losses by picking up a Grammy this year.
Katt Williams returns to Netflix for World War III
Williams may have a chance to earn a Grammy along with his Emmy with his next Netflix special. According to The Source, the May 15 comedy show will be Williams’ second original special on the streaming service after his Great America.
“In the war between truth and lies, there is only one man who can be trusted,” reads the special’s synopsis. “Comedy legend and Emmy Award winner Katt Williams returns to deliver the unfiltered truth and hilariously busts conspiracy theories in his new comedy special World War III.”
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