Will Smith Slaps Chris Rock on Oscar stage after Rock makes joke about Jada Pinkett Smith
As the 94th Academy Awards neared its end, one of the biggest surprises rocked the night: An intense exchange after Will Smith confronted Chris Rock after Rock made a joke about Smith’s wife Jada Pinkett Smith’s hair. Just minutes later, Smith won his first Oscar, taking home Best Actor for his role in “King Richard.”
Rock joked that he was looking forward to a sequel to “G.I. Jane” starring Pinkett Smith, leading Smith to make his way to the stage and smack Rock.
After taking a seat, Smith shouted to Rock to “keep my wife’s name out of your f***ing mouth.” The exchange came as a surprise to many in the audience, as actress Lupita Nyong’o, who was seated near Smith, and could be seen on camera, looked completely shocked.
The Los Angeles Police Department issued a statement after the show ended saying that they are “aware of incident between two individuals during the Academy Awards program.” According to the LAPD, Rock declined to file a police report. “If the involved party desires a police report at a later date, LAPD will be available to complete an investigative report,” police said.
Here is a video of how it actually happened.
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