Was the recent beef between comedic actors Kevin Hart and Mike Epps real or simply a publicity stunt?
According to Mike Epps, their verbal spat wasn’t a pre-planned spoof. While he does affectionately refer to Kevin, he says that he opened doors for him and Katt Williams. When asked by one of the hosts at Dish Nation, whether or not his recent comments were simply jokes, Mike replied:
This is real. I’m NeNe Leakes and Kevin Hart is Porsha. Nah, I’m just kiddin’.
Kevin Hart is my little brother. Man, I ain’t got nothing against Kevin Hart. You know what I’m sayin’. I opened the doors for Kevin Hart. You know what I’m sayin’, Kevin Hart use to open up on my shows and you know, before there was a Kevin Hart or Katt Williams or any of these little dudes there was a Mike Epps. Before it was any of them little dudes…Rickey you know what the grind is. You know what I’m sayin’. I got love. I’m happy for Kevin, man. That’s my little brother.
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As previously reported, during an interview with K104 in Dallas, Epps was asked who was the most over-rated comedian. And he responded that he believed Hart fell into that category.
Kevin later responded on Instagram
Hey @eppsie don’t wake up this monster pimp. If you want me to be honest, I’m showing you what you should of did when you had your shot at success!!!! Oooooh Killlleeeemmmm…. You do clubs & small theaters… I DO ARENA’S man. You do small movies….I DO MOTION PICTURES & SEQUELS!!! So go pick a fight with somebody in ur league like CHUCKY DUCKY or somebody…no offense CHUCKY DUCKY!!! #WhyHateWhenYouCanCongradulate #ItsMoneyOutHereForEverybody #IFYoUSaySometHingAboutMeImGoingToSaySomethingBack #HeWokeUpAmonster
And an exchange between both men sparked. Nonetheless, the two seemed to have moved on. P.S. Do you their public spat was real or orchestrated? [Dish Nation]