Chris Rock is breaking his silence after Will Smith slapped him on stage at the 2022 Oscars.
It all happened when the presenter took a swipe at Jada Pinkett Smith’s shaved head, joking, “Jada, I love you. G.I. Jane 2, can’t wait to see it, alright?” The joke prompted Jada—who longly talked about her alopecia—to roll her eyes and Will to take the stage.
After returning to his seat, Will yelled to Chris, “Keep my wife’s name out your f–king mouth.”
Chris was quite embarassed but he quickly continued with the Best Documentary presentation, but now, he’s speaking out.
At the beginning of his comedy show in Boston on March 30, Chris jokingly asked the audience, “How was your weekend?” according to audio of the show published by Variety.
Following laughs, he shared, “I don’t have a bunch of s–t about what happened, so if you came to hear that, I have a whole show I wrote before this weekend.”
What will he say about the incident? “I’m still kind of processing what happened,” Chris said. “So, at some point I’ll talk about that s–t. And it will be serious and funny.”
But for the time being, Chris is focusing on his standup, adding, “I’m gonna tell some jokes… It’s nice to just be out.”
Chris did not file a police report with the Los Angeles Police Department following the physical altercation.