The vibe of the 94th Oscars changed immediately after the Oscar Winner for Best Male Performance in a movie; Will Smith, smacked Chris Rock on live television. Following Rock’s joke towards Smith’s wife, Jada Pinkett-Smith.
“Jada, I love you. GI Jane 2, can’t wait to see it, all right? ,” said Rock.
Pinkett Smith reported in 2018 that she had a diagnosis of alopecia. In addition, she has often spoken about the problem of hair loss on Instagram and other social media platforms.
Following the slap heard around the world, Smith went back to his seat and shouted for Rock to leave Pinkett Smith alone. Rock replied that he was just making a “GI Jane” joke — and Smith yelled back at him again, saying, “Keep my wife’s name out your m***f***ing mouth.”
Rock replied, “That was the greatest night in the history of television.”
After Smith smacked Rock, Wack 100 was on Clubhouse in the Sleepless in LA room, hosted by Rocky Rock.
Wack shared why he didn’t Smith have the same energy when his wife was sleeping with August Alsina during the conversation.
“Why didn’t fight the n*** that she willing f***ed. If anything, he should have beaten the b*** up. How about that? The b*** is the one that is supposed to be loyal to him,” said Wack.
“Now, this man is up there saying something, he is supposed to address this man. Your broad got up here and the minute that he is f*** with this n*** and he is supposed to go trip come on man.”
After the incident, Sean Puffy Combs presented an award, and during his opening remarks, “Will and Chris, we’re going to solve that like family at the Gold party,” Combs said.
During a commercial break, Smith was taken aside by Denzel Washington and Tyler Perry and was told to brush it off.
About an hour later, Smith accepted the Oscar for Best Performance by a Male Actor. During his acceptance speech shared, “Richard Williams was a fierce defender of his family,” “Smith said.
“I’m being called on in my life to love people and to protect people and to be a river to my people,” Smith said during his acceptance speech. “I know to do what we do, you’ve got to be able to take abuse. You’ve got to be able to have people talk crazy about you. In this business, you’ve got to be able to have people disrespecting you. And you’ve got to smile and pretend like that’s OK.”
Smith ended his speech by stating he hoped that The Academy would invite him back.
Later that night, according to Page Six, Sean Combs shared with them that Smith and Rock patched things up.
“That’s not a problem. That’s over,” Sean Combs told Page Six at the Vanity Fair afterparty. “I can confirm that. It’s all love. They’re brothers.”