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Katt Williams Breaks Down The Reason Behind His Fight With A 17-Year-Old

Katt Williams plans to have the last word on this controversial matter.

Katt Williams plans to have the last word on this controversial matter.

Earlier this week, a video surfaced of Williams being placed in a chokehold by a 17-year-old boy. Confusion spread across social media as to why the famed comedian engaged in a physical altercation with a minor, which seemed to stem from a dispute on the soccer field.

While in Gainesville, Ga., Williams joined a game of soccer with a few kids, when all of a sudden he walks off the turf while exchanging inaudible words with the teen. Cameras followed to where viewers see just how Williams came to land a punch on the 17-year-old, named Luke Wash, and then tussled to the ground while spectators stood by and watched the scene unfold.

After Walsh shared his side of the story, stating that Williams provoked him, the 42-year-old is burying the matter once and for all. During his stand-up set at the Barclays Center Friday night (March 25), Williams said the altercation began after Wash said "some slick sh*t" throughout the duration of the game.

"I said, 'Hey, you know y'all can't win this game, so why would you say f**k me?' He said, 'Well what you going to do about it?'" Williams explained. "I said, 'Listen, you know I'm in trouble with the motherfu**ing law, you see all these people recording. But just understand if I can take your a** around this motherfu**ing corner, I'll explain to you, you don't talk to grown ni**as like that."

The scene where Williams sits with his back against a brick wall was to show the teen that Williams wasn't looking for a fight, he stated, but once Wash stood over him, Williams knew something was about to occur.

"I say to myself let me stand up and let this ni**a see that even though we're the same size you're a little boy. I'm a grown a** man. I can hit you with this broken fist and get blood, I just want you to have a bloody mouth so that you can have that lesson later," he said. "That's what happens when you say slick sh*t to grown a** men because maybe them ni**as can't teach you that, but a ni**a that can hit you is also a ni**a that can pull out a gun and blow your motherf**king brains out. Why would you put yourself in that position just because you lost a soccer game?"

Williams' comments weren't only aimed Wash. After The Breakfast Club co-host Charlamagne Tha God gave Williams "Donkey of the Day," he caught wind of the occurrence and proceeded to aim a few profane statements at the Uncommon Sense host. View Williams' responses below.

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