Chris Rock unleashed a year of pent-up rage after being slapped across the face by actor Will Smith in his new stand-up comedy special Saturday night.
The dramatic moment occurred on air during the 2022 Oscars ceremony after Rock, who was hosting the event, made a comment about Jada Pinkett Smith’s hair.
But in his live stand-up special, Rock, 58, claimed that anybody who really knew about the circumstances surrounding the slap knew that it wasn’t actually about him — as he accused Smith, 54, of ‘selective outrage,’ lashing out because his wife had an affair.
He even brought up the fact that Jada Pinkett Smith only confessed to having an affair while interviewing her husband and noted: ‘His wife was f****** her son’s friend.’
Now, Rock says he still has ringing in his ears and watches the I Am Legend star’s feature film, Emancipation, ‘just to see him get whooped.’
The special comes just one week before this year’s Oscars.
Audience members were eagerly waiting for Rock to publicly speak about getting slapped across the face as he took the stage Saturday night.
Finally, after about two and a half hours, he finally brought it up to close out the show.
‘You all know what happened to me, getting slapped by Suge Smith. Everybody knows, everybody f****** knows,’ he began.
‘I got smacked at the f****** Oscars by this motherf*****. And people are like “Did it hurt?” It still hurts. I got Summertime ringing in my ear f***** drums.
‘But I’m not a victim, you will never see me on Oprah or Gayle crying you will never see it, like, “I couldn’t believe it and I love Men in Black.” No, it’s never going to happen.
I took that hit like Pacquiao mother f*****,’ Rock said, referring to Manny Pacquiao, a professional boxer.
He noted that ‘Will Smith is significantly bigger than me. We are not the same size.
‘Will Smith does most of his movies with his shirt off. You’ve never seen me do a movie with my shirt off. If I’m in a movie getting open heart surgery, I’m in a sweater,’ Rock joked.
‘Will Smith played Mohammed Ali in a movie, you think I auditioned for that part? He played Mohammed Ali, I played Pookie in New Jack City. I played a piece of corn in Pootie Tang. S*** even in animation this motherf****** [is] bigger: I’m a zebra, he’s a shark.
‘But Will Smith practices selective outrage because everyone that knows what happened, everybody that really knows, knows I had nothing to do with that s***. I didn’t have any entanglements.
‘His wife was f***** her son’s friend.’
‘Now I normally wouldn’t talk about this s***,’ Rock said. ‘But for some reason these n****** put that shit on the Internet. I have no idea why two talented people would do something that f***** low down. What the f***.
‘We’ve all been cheated on, everybody in here has been cheated on. None of us have been interviewed by the person that cheated on us on television, like “Hey I was sucking somebody else’s d***, how did that make you feel?” Why the f*** would you do that s***?’ he asked, referring to a sit-down interview Jada gave Will in 2020.
‘She hurt him way more than he hurt me, OK,’ Rock insisted, noting that following the slap: ‘Everybody in the world called him a b***.
‘I tried to call the motherf***** and give him my condolences. He wouldn’t pick up for me.
‘Everybody called him a b****,’ the comedian continued. ‘And who is he hitting? Me a n**** her knows h can be beat. That is some b**** a** s***. That I what the f*** happened, OK. I didn’t do nothing to this motherf*****.
‘Years ago, his wife said I should quit the Oscars,’ Rock recounted, referring to 2016, when Jada was going to boycott the awards ceremony as part of the #OscarsSoWhite protests.
‘I shouldn’t host because her man did not get nominated for [Concussion], the biggest piece of s**** ever. She starts it, I finished it.
‘Nobody’s picking on this b****- she started it. Nobody was picking on her. And then this n***** gives me a f****** concussion, OK. What the f*** man?’
‘I love Will Smith, my whole life I loved this man – I watched him open for Run DMC at the Nassau Coliseum. I have rooted for Will Smith my whole life and now I watch Emancipation just to see him get whooped. Got me rooting for Masa.
‘A lot of people are like “Chris why didn’t you do nothing back?” Because I got parents that’s why, because I was raised,’ he concluded.
‘And you know what my parents taught me? Don’t fight in front of white people.’
Jada Pinkett Smith had admitted to having an affair with singer August Alsina in an episode of her web-series with her husband in 2020.
She explained that she first met August through their son Jaden, and recalled the singer, who would have been 23 at the time, was ‘really sick’.
Chris Rock is finally discussing Will Smith, Jada, and the Oscars Slap.
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— Citizen Free Press (@CitizenFreePres) March 5, 2023
what can i say….i saw that part because the NEWS had it on there…..i dont watch the awards shows for anything holywood or anything else…when we watch movies we dont want to be taught a lesson on anything. yet. some movies have an agenda and it frankly offends me. dont bring your politics into the movie unless its a political movie…and chris your language…oh my goodness….you said you have a mother….how does she feel about the way you speak…stop it….it shows all of us white and black that you are immoral as well. when i saw you being slapped…i was in shock…i thought it was an act because you were a commedian. however, now we know abt it and more. also black movies …have too much foul mouth in it and sexual things that are plain nasty…i wont watch a black commedian because most of them are filthy….that is sad…we all love to laugh…make some comedic shows that dont have filth in it…
Will Smith is a jerk but so is racist Chris Rock who couldn’t resist taking a shot a
“white people.” Maybe those pricks should kiss and make up then go on a long honeymoon together.