A day after Will Smith apologized to Chris Rock, multiple reports suggested that the comedian had addressed the Hollywood star’s video claim.
The reports can’t be confirmed as it’s unclear if Chris Rock was alluding to his current Oscar’s scandalous slap on tour in Atlanta, just hours after Will Smith posted an apology video . In March, Smith slapped Rock on stage during the 2022 Oscars after the comedian joked about Jada Pinkett-Smith’s lack of hair, comparing her to a character from the movie G.I. Jeanne. Pinkett-Smith has been candid about her struggles with alopecia areata, which causes hair loss. Rock acknowledged the shocking moment during the Chris Rock Ego Death World Tour performance on Friday.
CNN reported that the 57-year-old said that “everyone is trying to be a damn victim.”
“If everyone pretended to be the victim, no one would hear from the real victim. I even got slapped by Suge Smith… I went to work the next day, I had a baby”, he said. continued, comparing Smith to Suge Knight, the former CEO of Death Row Records, who is currently serving a 28-year sentence for attempted murder.
He added, “Anyone who says hurtful things has never been punched in the face.”
Earlier today, Smith posted a video on social media apologizing to Spiral Star for the slap. The video is titled “It’s been a minute” and answers questions about what happened on the March TV show.