Will Smith won his first Oscar on Sunday night, but unfortunately, that was not the highlight of the night. The celebs were in shock while attending the Academy Awards which witnessed a shocking incident between Will Smith and Chris Rock after he made a joke about Will's wife, actor Jada Pinkett Smith.
The recently conspired incident has since gone viral, but this isn't the first time Chris has made fun of Jada at the Oscars. The comedian had roasted the actor's efforts to boycott the award ceremony back in 2016 as part of his hosting duties at the event.
Now, a video of Chris' roast of Jada and Will has resurfaced after the recent slap incident.
Ok, there’s some history here with chris rock and will smith and jada pic.twitter.com/RIl54DmH9h— @jason calacanis (@Jason) March 28, 2022
Rock started his piece by speaking on diversity and connected the topic to Jada. He said how Jada boycotted the Oscars just because her husband Will did not receive a nomination for his movie 'Concussion'.
Chris said, "Jada got mad, said she's not coming. Jada boycotting the Oscars is like me boycotting Rihanna’s panties. I wasn't invited." He continued, "You get mad. It's not fair that Will was this good and didn't get nominated. It's also not fair that Will was paid $20 million for Wild Wild West."
He concluded, "This year at the Oscars, things are going to be a little different. In the 'in memoriam' package, it's just going to be black people who were shot by the cops on their way to the movies. Yes, I said it, all right?"
However, Will had decided to remain silent back in 2016, despite TMZ approaching him. However, this is not the route Rock took. He did not stop there and kept adding more fuel to the fire.
In 2018, Rock publicly commented on Smith's social media targeting his previous marriage. Will Smith shared a post to wish his ex-wife Sheree Zampino on her birthday. However, Chris Rock left a comment on Smith's post that left an impact.
Smith shared a photo where he, Sheree, and their son Trey were seen together and captioned it, "'Happy Bday, @shereezampino. #BestBabyMamaEver! :-) I Love You, Ree-Ree." On which, Rock commented, "Wow. You have a very understanding wife."
Meanwhile, Sheree wrote on the post, "Don't hate." The post and comment also made the headlines.
Well, Smith seemed to have had enough at the Oscars 2022.
When Rock made a "GI Jane" joke about his wife Jada due to her shaved head due to alopecia, Will Smith walked to the stage and slapped him across the face.
He was clearly quite emotional and after walking back to his seat, he said, "Keep my wife's name out of your f**king mouth." After this, the couple held hands throughout the entire ceremony.
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