Chris Rock has finally broken his silence after the slap was heard around the world when he was attacked on stage by Will Smith at the Oscars in March and said the actor was able to showing his true colors that night and he “hopes he doesn’t put Rock said.
During a stop in Liverpool on his tour with Dave Chappelle, the first of many on the multi-day tour, told his fellow comedian that Smith “had an impression of a perfect man for 30 years” but “just as ugly as the rest of us,” according to Page six.
“Is it hurt?” Chappelle asked him.
Rock claps his hands to tell “Best joke he ever told” about Smith’s wife
Rock, who has remained fairly quiet on the matter up until now, replies “damn it, damn mom beat me up for a *** bull joke, the best joke I’ve ever told .”
“Damn right… the fucker hit me for a bull joke, the best joke I ever told.”
The 57-year-old comedian went on to say that Smith “has been creating the impression of a perfect person for 30 years” and that “he tore off his mask and showed us he was just as ugly as the rest.” .
He begged Smith to “don’t put the mask on again” and “let his real face breathe”.
“Will has been creating the impression of a perfect person for 30 years, and he tore off his mask and showed us he was just as ugly as the rest.
Whatever the consequences… I hope he doesn’t put his mask back on, and let his real face breathe. I see myself in both men,” he said.
The response from Rock comes weeks after Groveling apologized for Smith’s Instagram post
Smith famously burst onto the stage at the Oscars, where he slapped Rock after he joked about Smith’s wife, Jada.
Rock says she looks like “GI Jane” because she shaved her head due to alopecia areata.
Smith got up from his seat and interrupted the show, slapping Rock in the face before coldly returning to his seat.
He apologized briefly at the time, but last month he made an emotional Instagram post where he begged Rock’s forgiveness.
Rock did not accept the apology, the outlet reports.
Smith said he reached out to Rock himself, Rock didn’t accept the apology
Smith called his own behavior “unacceptable” and said he contacted Chris “and the message was sent back that he was not ready to talk, when he was available he He will be in touch.”
“I’ve been in contact with Chris and the message back is he’s not ready to talk when he’ll contact me,” Smith said last month. “So I’ll tell you, Chris, I’m sorry. My behavior is unacceptable and I’m here whenever you’re ready to talk”.
Smith went on to win Best Actor that night for his performance in King Richard, and did not directly address the dilemma when he accepted the award later that evening.
He asserted that his wife Jada had nothing to do with the slap, saying he “made my own selection from my own experiences from my history with Chris.”
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“Jada has nothing to do with it,” Smith said. “I’m sorry, honey.”
Smith went on to say that “letting people down” was his “psychological trauma”.
“I can still see Questlove’s eyes. You know it happened on Questlove’s prize. You know, it’s like. I’m really sorry that wasn’t enough. “
Rock has since gone on to announce that he won’t be hosting the Oscars again next year.
He also took aim at Meghan Markle, whose new podcast has become the subject of widespread outrage amid her constant complaints about the royal family and her life.
“I just don’t get it,” he said of the Duchess, who he said has an obsession with being a victim.