Chris Rock Has Joked About His Altercation With Will Smith At The Oscars 2022. Rock appeared at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta the following night, hours after Smith issued a second apology for slapping the comic at the Oscars ceremony in March. Rock made reference to the first incident but did not mention the actor’s video.
Rock said, “Everyone is trying to be a fucking victim,” while speaking on stage (via People). Everyone will be heard if they all declare themselves victims. Even I got hit by Suge Smith… The following day, I went to work because I have kids.
Chris Rock Has Joked About His Altercation With Will Smith At The Oscars 2022. Rock referred to Smith as “Suge Smith,” which is thought to be a play on Suge Knight’s name, the former CEO of Death Row Records who was given a 28-year jail sentence for murder in September 2018.
Rock said, “Anyone who believes words hurt has never taken a blow to the face.
Smith apologized in a video, saying he tried to contact the comic but that “he’s not ready to chat” with him.
Chris, I’ll say to you,” Smith said. “I really apologize. I’m available to speak with you anytime you’re ready, and my behavior was inappropriate.
It bothers me psychologically and emotionally to know that I didn’t live up to people’s expectations of me, he continued. I’m attempting to work on… I am extremely sorry and I’m trying not to feel ashamed of myself while I’m sorry. Since I am only human, I erred.
Smith left the Academy in April as a result of the event. Later, he received a ten-year exclusion from all Academy functions.
I got smacked by the softest n***a that ever rapped, Rock said during a stand-up performance with Dave Chappelle in May, in reference to the Oscars slap.