Chris Rock is 'ready to move on' from Will Smith slap
Comedian Chris Rock is "ready to move on" from the Will Smith slap at last year's Academy Awards after addressing the incident in his 'Selective Outrage' Netflix special.
Chris Rock is "ready to move on" from the Will Smith slap at last year's Academy Awards.
The 58-year-old comedian has finally addressed the incident - which saw the 'King Richard' actor get up on stage and strike him at the 2022 ceremony over a joke about his wife Jada Pinkett Smith - in his new 'Selective Outrage' stand-up special, and he's got nothing else to say on the matter.
An insider told 'Entertainment Tonight': "He said everything he wanted to say. It was funny, self-deprecating, and thought-provoking. Now, Chris is ready to move on.”
During the special, he referenced Jada's 2020 admission she had had an "entanglement" with singer August Alsina while she and her husband were on a break, a revelation the pair later discussed on her 'Red Table Talk' show.
The comedian said: "Will Smith practices selective outrage. Everybody that really knows knows I had nothing to do with that s***. I didn't have any 'entanglements."
Chris claimed "everybody in the world" called Will "a b****" after the "entanglement" revelation and said he tried to get in touch with him but the actor didn't pick up.
Repeatedly branding the star a "b****", he quipped: "Everybody. And who's he hit? Me, a n**** he knows he can beat. That is some b****-a** s***."
But Chris insisted he isn't a "victim".
He vowed: "You will never see me on Oprah or Gayle crying. Never gonna happen. I took that hit like Pacquiao, motherf*****."
Now, it's reported that Chris will "take at least a month off" with his comedy special done and dusted.
The source added: "Chris Rock had a party after his Netflix special in Baltimore with Dave Chappelle and his mother, Rosalie Rock, in attendance.
"It was Chris’ chance to exhale after a year of dealing with this. Rock left Baltimore this morning and plans to take at least a month off now that the special is over.”