Chris Rock Had A Lot To Say Ab...


Chris Rock Had A Lot To Say About Will Smith In His New Netflix Comedy Special

Nessa Dinneen
Nessa Dinneen

12:15 6 Mar 2023

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'Did it hurt?' It still hurts!'

Nearly a year to the day it happened (as the Oscars are right around the corner) Chris Rock is speaking out about *that* slap.

In his first time publicly addressing the infamous incident involving Will Smith, the comedy had a lot to say in his new Netflix stand-up special, Selective Outrage.

The comedy show was broadcast live from Baltimore on Saturday night, and Chris Rock did not hold back on how he felt about Will Smith following the slap.

"I got smacked like a year ago… and people are like, ‘Did it hurt?’"

"It still hurts," he said. "I got ‘Summertime’ ringing in my ears."

While many argued at the time that the slap couldn't have done that much damage, the comedian said Smith packed quite a punch.

"Will Smith is significantly bigger than me. We are not the same size. Will Smith does movies with his shirt off. You’ve never seen me do a movie with my shirt off,"

"Will Smith played Muhammad Ali in a movie. You think I auditioned for that part? I played Pookie in ‘New Jack City.’ I played a piece of corn in ‘Pootie Tang.’”


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He also dragged Will Smith's wife Jada into the fight by accusing her of being the one to start it.

"She f*cking said I should quit because Will didn’t get nominated for Concussion. What the f*ck? So then I do some jokes about it. Who gives a f*ck? That’s how it is. She started it. I finished it. Nobody’s picking on this b*tch. She started this sh*t. Nobody was picking on her."

He also referred to the very public affair Jada had with August Alisna back in 2020, which was made even more public when she later dedicated an episode of her online chat show Red Table Talks to discussing the entire thing.

Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith at the Oscars 2022.

"His wife was f*cking her son’s friend," he said. "I normally would not talk about this shit… I have no idea why two talented people would do something that f*cking lowdown. We’ve all been cheated on. Everybody in here been cheated on. None of us has ever been interviewed by the person that cheated on us… on television. She hurt him way more than he hurt me."

He went on to talk about why he didn't hit back.

"Because I got parents. I was raised. And you know what my parents taught me? Don’t fight in front of white people."

Unsurprisingly, Will Smith has not publicly responded to the comments Chris Rock made in this explosive comedy special. Maybe Chris just needed to get it all off his chest and this will be the last we hear of it for a while!

Meanwhile Will is still facing the consequences of that faithful night. That slap has him banned from the Oscars for the next 10 years.

You can watch Chris Rock's special Selective Outrage on Netflix now.

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