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Chris Rock Won’t Discuss Will Smith Oscars Slap ‘Until I Get Paid’

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Chris Rock Won’t Discuss Will Smith Oscars Slap ‘Until I Get Paid’
Chris Rock Won’t Discuss Will Smith Oscars Slap ‘Until I Get Paid’

Chris Rock and Will Smith.
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Far more to say? As Chris Rock has continued his post-Oscars comedy tour, he tackled his deficiency of commentary on the incident.

“I’m Alright, I have a total show and I’m not conversing about that right up until I get paid out,” the South Carolina native, 57, advised attendees at his Fantasy Springs comedy present in Palm Springs, California, on Saturday, April 9, for each the Desert Sun newspaper. “Life is fantastic. I acquired my listening to again.”

During the 94th annual Academy Awards last month, Rock produced headlines after joking about Jada Pinkett Smith’s shaved head. Shortly prior to presenting the Finest Documentary Characteristic trophy to Questlove, the All people Hates Chris alum quipped that Pinkett Smith, 50, could star in a G.I. Jane sequel because of to her shaved hair. (The Pink Table Talk cohost has been vocal about her struggles with alopecia.) Pinkett Smith subtly rolled her eyes at the remark, while her husband, Will Smith, walked on stage and smacked Rock across the deal with.

“Keep my wife’s name out your f—king mouth,” the 53-calendar year-old King Richard star, who went on to get Very best Guide Actor, shouted soon after returning to his seat.

While Us Weekly previously verified that Rock declined to file a law enforcement report amid the drama, attendees identified the comedian’s underlying emotion at the time.

“I claimed, ‘Did he truly strike you?’ and [Chris] looked at me and goes, ‘Yeah! I just took a punch from Muhammad Ali.’ He was promptly in joke mode but you could tell that he was incredibly a great deal continue to in shock,” Oscars producer Will Packer said during an interview on Great Morning The us earlier this thirty day period.

The Philadelphia indigenous afterwards issued a community apology to Rock and resigned from the Academy of Motion Photographs Arts and Sciences.

“I would like to publicly apologize to you, Chris. I was out of line and I was mistaken. I am humiliated and my actions have been not indicative of the guy I want to be. There is no area for violence in a planet of enjoy and kindness,” Smith wrote, in component, by using Instagram several times following the awards present. “I would also like to apologize to The Academy, the producers of the display, all the attendees and all people seeing all-around the planet.”

The Academy has considering the fact that banned the Guys In Black star from foreseeable future Oscars gatherings for 10 yrs following conducting a official critique of his conduct. “I acknowledge and regard the Academy’s selection,” Smith reported in a statement to Web site 6 on Friday, April 8.

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