Comedian/actor Katt Williams is claiming that the real reason for slapping a Target employee in the face last month is because the guy called him a ni--er.
In a video obtained by TMZ, Katt was performing last night at the Comedy Store in Hollywood when he described what went down immediately before the November 25th attack in Sacramento-- saying, "This is what the dude at Target said..."Your assistant is already suing you, you pu**y ass ni**er."
Katt said he flipped when he heard the slur and asked the employee, "Did you just say the n-word in front of Katt Williams?" -- to which the employee answered, "You say it all the time."
Katt says he shot back, "Say it again and see what happens" -- and that's when he knocked the guy upside the head.
Katt then compared his racism plight to that of Dave Chappelle, explaining, "That's the same sh*t that drove [Chappelle] out of the f***ing business."
Katt seems to be alluding to Chappelle's claim that he quit his Comedy Central show and went into seclusion over an argument with producers about a sketch that he believed was racist.
Also, the Target employee, Forrest Liebenberg, was fired from his job shortly after the incident. Target wouldn't explain why.
Plus, Katt's former assistant is suing him for $5 million, claiming the comic punched her.