LaMorris Sellers, the husband of Atlanta radio host Wanda Smith, said in an exclusive interview with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Tuesday that he did not point a gun at Emmy-winning comic Katt Williams on Saturday night outside the Atlanta Comedy Theater in Norcross, Georgia.
Sellers admitted he chased after Williams, going to a neighboring Food Depot supermarket because he felt Williams was verbally assaulting his wife for no good reason.
Sellers said he saw Williams make a beeline toward Smith outside the club Saturday, echoing his wife’s comments about the incident.
“There’s the lady of the hour,” Williams said at first, according to Sellers.
Sellers said Williams then puffed a cigarette and told Smith, “I told you (expletive) with me would make you go viral!”
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That’s when Sellers stepped in, telling Williams, “Bro. You need to find something else to do.”
Sellers said after that “he turned up 50 notches.”
“He said, ‘You find something to do? I’ll fight you! I’ll fight your big (expletive)!’ Williams, he said, stepped toward him.
Sellers, who is 370 pounds and 6-foot-2, far bigger than Williams, started going toward Williams and Williams quickly bolted toward the Food Depot. Sellers got around Williams’ bodyguard and began chasing the fleeing comedian. The bodyguard caught up to Sellers and they began tussling, Sellers said.
That’s when Sellers said his gun fell out of his waistband and dropped to the ground. Williams saw that and kept running into the supermarket. Sellers said he quickly picked the gun back up and resumed the chase.
Sellers said he got to the register area inside the Food Depot and saw Williams had retreated into the aisles. With customers staring at them, Sellers decided to back off.
“I wasn’t trying to cause a commotion,” Sellers said. “I proceeded to walk past the bodyguard. I apologized. ‘Nothing personal against you. He doesn’t pay you enough to do this job.’ I could tell from his expression and demeanor he didn’t want no part of what Katt was doing.”
Sellers never got the bodyguard’s name. He said he has carried a gun with him for 10 years and sometimes forgets he even has it. He did not have his gun in a holster that night.
Sellers wanted to make things clear that Williams instigated the situation, not him. The day before, Williams and Smith roasted each other on air on V-103’s “Frank and Wanda In The Morning”. Video of the interview has more than two million views.
“This situation made me look like the weakest, lamest person in the world,” Sellers said. “It made me look like I got mad because my wife got roasted by Katt Williams on the air. It had nothing to do with what was on the air. That’s what comedians do. When he came to the club, he targeted my wife. As a man, I’m not built like that. I couldn’t possibly let that happen. I have to protect my wife. I wasn’t looking for conflict. I just wanted him to keep it moving. He chose to do different.”
Sellers, who has been married to Smith for nine years, believes Williams created drama to help generate headlines to promote his upcoming tour and Netflix special.
To the Gwinnett County police officer, Williams claimed that Sellers stuck a gun to his face. Though there was no video of the tussle between Sellers and the bodyguard outside the club, the Food Depot video indicated no gun in sight.
“He never saw the barrel of the gun,” Sellers said. “The video shows I had nothing in my hand. I had shoved it back into my waist.”
Williams declined to say anything definitive about the incident when asked about it by TMZ photographers. Instead, he asked quizzically, “If someone did pull out a gun, why would you do that for? If it’s not to shoot somebody, what is it?”
“Do you scare easy?” TMZ asked.
“Yes,” Williams replied.
Sellers said this has been a stressful few days for his wife and he himself has gotten all sorts of nasty notes on social media from Williams fans. “She’s taking things day by day,” he said. “This is not the kind of lifestyle we lead. We’re not chaotic people. We’re laid-back homebodies.”