It’s been nearly a yr since Will Smith slapped Chris Rock whereas the comedian was presenting on stage on the Academy Awards.
Within the months that adopted, nearly each on the planet provided their two cents on the scenario, together with Will, who tearfully apologized in a prolonged video he posted again in July.
However by way of all the recent takes and professional evaluation, the opposite principal participant on this drama remained silent.
Which was odd, as a result of Rock has by no means been one to carry again his emotions on any matter!
After all, Chris is a comic, so maybe it is smart that he needed to carry off on commenting till he was capable of sublimate the mess into materials he may use on stage.
And that’s precisely what he did in his new “Selective Outrage” particular, which debuted dwell on Netflix on Sunday evening.
“You all know what happened to me, getting smacked by Suge Smith,” Rock informed the viewers, referencing the infamously violent-tempered report producer Suge Knight.
“It still hurts. I got ‘Summertime’ ringing in my ears.”
“You know what people say, they say, ‘words hurt.’ Anybody that say words hurt has never been punched in the face,” Rock continued, earlier than congratulating himself on how properly he took the slap.
“But I’m not a victim, baby. You’ll never see me on Oprah or Gayle crying,” Rock insisted. He joked that he “took that s— like [Manny] Pacquaio.”
Chris went on to accuse the Smiths of “selective outrage,” alleging that they weren’t actually offended about his jokes about Jada’s hair, however have been as an alternative upset about points inside their marriage.
“Everybody that really knows knows I had nothing to do with that s—,” stated Rock. “I didn’t have any ‘entanglements.’”
Now, if Will thought the crack about Jada’s hair was a low blow, he should actually be livid about Chris’ use of the phrase “entanglement.”
That’s the phrase Jada used to discuss with her affair with August Alsina — and that’s most likely nonetheless a delicate topic within the Smith family.
“Everybody in this industry has been cheated on,” Rock stated.
“None of us have ever been interviewed by the person that cheated on us on television. None of us. … Why the f— would you do that s—?”
“She hurt him way more than he hurt me, okay?”
Rock went on to allege that within the wake Jada’s dishonest scandal, “everybody was calling Will a “b-tch.”
“Everybody. And who’s he hit? Me, a n–ga he knows he can beat. That is some b-tch ass sh-t.”
Rock went on to emphasise the unfairness of the battle:
“You will never see me do a movie with my shirt off. If I’m in a movie getting open-heart surgery, I got on a sweater,” Rock defined.
THe performed Muhammed Ali, I performed Pookie in ‘New Jack City.’”
He additionally alleged that the Smiths have been offended with him for internet hosting the Oscars in a yr the place there was controversy in regards to the lack of range among the many nominees.
“She f-cking said [I] should quit because Will didn’t get nominated for Concussion,” Rock stated, referencing Smith’s 2016 movie.
“So then I do some jokes about it, who gives a f—? That’s how it is. She started it, I finished it. … Nobody was picking on her.”
Rock went on to clarify that he didn’t hit Smith again as a result of he was raised in another way.
“You know what my parents taught me?” Rock requested his viewers.
“Don’t fight in front of white people.”
The Smiths have but to publicly reply to Chris’ newest jabs.
However we predict it’s secure to say that the feud simply acquired an entire lot worse.