Chris Rock Breaks Silence on Will Smith’s ‘Hostage’ Apology Video

Comedian Chris Rock ripped Will Smith’s video apologizing for slapping him at the Oscars earlier this year.

“Fuck your hostage video,” Rock said during a weekend gig at London’s O2 Arena, according to Deadline.

Smith slapped Rock after the comic joked about Smith’s wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, who has her head shaved due to hair loss called alopecia.

“Jada, I love you,” Rock said from the stage at the Oscars. “‘GI Jane 2’, can’t wait to see it.”

In response, Will Smith came on stage, slapped Rock, then went back to his seat and shouted, “Keep my wife’s name out of your fucking mouth!”

In July, Smith posted a video apologizing.

“So, I’ll tell you, Chris, I apologize,” Smith said. “My behavior was unacceptable and I’m here whenever you’re ready to talk.”

“There’s no part of me that thinks that was the right way to behave at that time,” Smith added. “There’s no part of me that thinks that’s the best way to deal with feeling disrespected or insulted.”

Not only did Rock not buy it, but he also defended his joke.

“Did that shit hurt?” Dave Chappelle, who was also at the event in London, asked Rock, according to The Guardian.

Rock replied, “Damn it’s true… motherfucker hit me for a bullshit joke – the greatest joke I’ve ever told.”

Smith, who would go on to win Best Actor that night, resigned from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The Academy also banned him from the Oscars for 10 years.


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