They say that in comedy, nothing is off limits, and for Kevin Hart, that evidently includes his ongoing cheating and extortion scandal.
The Philly-born comedian took to the stage in Atlanta on Saturday where he focused on the salacious situation during a set, telling the audience that "we got a lot of s— to talk about today, people," TMZ reports.
Hart, 38, reportedly did not speak on the extortion scandal in detail, but rather told audience members that he would "come out a better man and father" because of the ordeal.
"The words 'appreciation' do no justice for what I feel for you guys," Hart reportedly said. "I'm going through some s—. I'm going through drama…I say thank you from the bottom of my heart because I want you guys to understand I'm not perfect…Things happen when they're supposed to. Things happen for a reason. In this particular case, I promise you, I'm going to come out a better man and father than I've ever been."
Hart's remarks come following a press conference last week from attorney Lisa Bloom and client Montia Sabbag, the woman at the center of the scandal, in which the pair indicated Sabbag was a victim of the situation, just like Hart.
"We invite Mr. Hart to join us in bringing the perpetrator to justice," Bloom said last week.
The scandal kicked off earlier this month when Hart posted a video to social media indicating that someone was trying to extort money from him over an apparent sex tape made with Sabbag, who has since denied her involvement in the alleged extortion plot.
"I made a bad error in judgement and put myself in an environment where only bad things can happen, and they did," Hart said earlier this month. "I'd rather fess up to my mistakes."
According to TMZ, authorities investigating the matter have indicated that they are "confident" they will nab whoever allegedly attempted to extort Hart for millions of dollars. Hart is also reportedly "aggressively" helping investigators with the case.