Katt Williams wanted a rematch.
The troubled comedian who was pummeled by a 17-year-old Georgia boy after sucker-punching him apparently wished to square off with Luke Wash again the same day, the teen’s family said.
“My nephew told me after the altercation happened, Katt Williams went on Instagram and he told Luke to meet at the same spot so they can fight again,” Cedric Wash told the Daily News on Thursday.
Video of the fight went viral earlier this week. A new, longer version of the video, posted Wednesday night, shows Williams, Luke and others walking off after playing soccer before tensions swelled.
Luke told his uncle that Katt Williams told him, “come to the side, boy,” and after words were exchanged, Williams sucker-punched him. Luke Wash put Williams in a headlock and was able to get him on the ground before the fight was broken up.
Cedric Wash lives in Marietta but has watched the fight several times on the Internet.
“I was like, wow, that’s him,” the 32-year-old Wash told The News. “Why is my nephew in a grown man’s face.”
Luke Wash could not be immediately reached, but told the Daily Mail earlier that Williams “sucker-punched me so I did what I did.”
The teen’s uncle says his family has received threats as a result of the fight.
“I wanted to take matters into my own hands, that’s what families do,” Cedric said. “I had to tell myself not to be irrational. Let the police handle the situation.”
The incident took place at subsidized apartments in Gainesville on Tuesday afternoon, Sgt. Kevin Holbrook of the Gainesville Police Department told The News.
“We’ve encountered Mr. Williams a number of times in the last few weeks,” Holbrook said. “What he was doing at that location I don’t know.”
Gainesville cops are investigating the incident. Holbrook said they have received no formal complaints, but “were made aware of the situation” on social media after the video of the fight went viral.
Williams can’t seem to stay out of legal trouble. Earlier this year, a woman claimed that Williams beat her after she said that Kevin Hart was funnier than him.
Another woman said Williams organized a five-on-one assault involving witchcraft a few years ago because she used his bathroom. Williams has also been accused of attacking his own bodyguard.
He suggested recently that he gets busted so many times because he is black.