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Katt Williams appeared on CNN today to try to clarify what some are calling an anti-mexican rant he went on during a stand-up show in Phoenix, Arizona last month.
Williams got heated at a hispanic audience member who was heckling him about Arizona still being a part of Mexico.
"This used to be Mexico, but now it's Phoenix motherf*cker," Katt said at the time before chanting USA! "I bet you don't leave here to go to Mexico motherf*cker. [They] think they can live in this country and pledge allegiance to another country. If you love a country more than America? Then get to steppin' then! Do you remember when white people used to say ‘Go back to Africa,’ and we'd have to tell them we don't want to? So if you love Mexico, b*tch, get the f*ck over there. We were slaves, b*tch. You just work like that as landscapers.”
A few days ago an apology from Williams' camp was issued.
"My remarks were not meant to be offensive." the statement read. "I want to apologize if my comedy act was taken out of context. I sincerely appreciate my fans within the Mexican community and would never intentionally go out of my way to offend them."
Today the comedian backtracked on the apology a bit, saying it's his job to give comedy to his audience uncensored.
"If a person starts their heckling with f*ck America, then that gives me the right to defend my country," the comedian said. "I couldn't be anti-mexican -- my mexican fan base is largely responsible for me even existing. Between that and the black community it's really all I have. But I don't think I need to apologize for being pro-American. I only sell them uncensored thoughts, so I'm not allowed to come back the next day and apologize, that's for the Tracy Morgans of the world."
Katt Williams says he won't apologize for anti-mexian rant
Original video of Katt going in on heckler