Catching you up on Katt Williams’ legal and professional troubles would take all day, and since we’re into that whole brevity… thing, let’s just stick with Christmas and New Year’s. So after his ill-fated roadtrip up the California coast and to Seattle ended with canceled shows, random slappings, and a high-speed tricycle chase, Williams was bailed out by Suge Knight, and we were hoping things would settle down for Katt. Because what surer sign of stability exists than hanging out with Suge Knight? Sadly, shockingly, incredibly, stability seems not to be the case. Williams’ legal troubles have followed him right to the end of 2012, with nightclub brawls, a tax lien, child endangerment charges, possession of stolen firearms, and worst of all, parking tickets.
Williams started out slow, the Friday before Christmas, when cops were called over an alleged disturbance and Williams received a ticket for parking in front of a fire hydrant outside a Subway restaurant in West Hollywood, where Katt was getting some food while he waited for Suge Knight to finish getting a mani-pedi. Williams was cuffed but not arrested, while Suge was detained for his own outstanding parking tickets. Not for nothing, his cuticles looked incredible. Cops took some of Williams’ weed and an empty clip for a .45, but he wasn’t cited because he had a medical marijuana card. TMZ had cameramen on the scene, because why wouldn’t they? I hear that’s the hottest Subway in town.
About a week after that, the IRS hit Williams with a tax lien, saying he owes $4 million in back taxes. In his defense, he has been eating at Subway to keep his food costs down and having Suge Knight drive him around to save on taxis.
Days after that, police did a “welfare check” at Williams’ home, where they found multiple firearms, one of which had been reported stolen, and he was arrested for suspicion of child endangerment and possession of a stolen firearm.
At some point after that, Katt, who seems to have a permanent detail from TMZ following him, weighed in on Quentin Tarantino’s use of the N-word in Django Unchained.