Kevin Hart is no stranger to joking about his childhood and growing up in North Philadelphia. Although with one of his later stories, he may have found dark humor in an otherwise traumatic experience as a child in Pa.
Hart shared a story when he appeared on the “Million Dollaz Worth of Game,” a podcast hosted by Gillie Da King and Wallo267, about a man pulling a gun on his mother as a child.
Hart and his mother, Nancy, were driving home from the laundromat around 15th Street and Erie Avenue when the incident occurred. He was pushing a cart full of clothes. A man with a gun approached the comedian’s mother and demanded that she give him the fanny pack, but she refused.
“Swear to God, give the Bible, my mom said, ‘No,'” Hart told the podcast hosts. “(The thief) said, ‘You think I’m [expletive] play with you? give it [expletive] at the top.’ My mom was like, ‘There’s nothing in it. Nope!'”
The cocked gun ripped off the fanny pack. “My mom had a bunch of chips in there. Guy go crazy, he throw it on my mom, ‘Broke [expletive]laughed Hart.
The man then returned the fanny pack to his mother and left. It’s unclear when the incident happened, but Hart was a child at the time, Philly Voice reported.
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Hart has spoken of his mother’s strength in other stories.
He also said his mother, who worked as a systems analyst at the University of Pennsylvania, was a strict discipline. She raised the comedian and his older brother Robert as single mothers and made sure the two were enrolled in school activities.
“My mum made sure I didn’t have any free time, so from 8am at school to 7 or 8pm at night, I had [expletive] to do,” Hart said. Hart’s mother died of ovarian cancer in 2007.
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