Will Smith and Chris Rock controversy at the Academy Awards back in March 2022 became headlines for quite a while that were opinionated by almost every known personality in the industry. Though the incident happened a few months ago, people are still not over it, especially the ones who are in direct contact with the celebrities involved in the infamous incident.
Recently, the comedian’s brother Tony Rock appeared on the podcast Top Billin’ with Bill Bellamy where he shared the real reason behind Smith slapping Chris Rock at the 94th Academy Awards in March.
Chris Rock’s Brother Tony Rock Shared His Theory On The Infamous Incident Involving Will Smith
The 48-year-old actor had his theory regarding the infamous Oscars incident. When he was asked if The Pursuit of Happyness star slapping his brother was a reaction to the latter’s joke about Jada Pinkett Smith’s medical condition alopecia, he answered with a ‘no’.
According to him, Smith slapping the comedian had something to do with his wife’s relationship with rapper Tupac Shakur and the actor’s feelings about the matter.
“I think that [Oscar Slap] was the accumulation of him being slapped on other levels,” the actor shared. “He said it himself, he always hated the ‘soft moniker.’ He’s soft, Jada won’t let Tupac die, it’s always something about Tupac and his daughter [Willow Smith] brought up Tupac. And I’m not bringing up family stuff that people don’t know… this is stuff that everybody knows.”
A Brief Note On The Oscars Controversy
At the 94th Academy Awards that happened in March this year, Smith threw a blow on the comedian as the latter joked about the actor’s wife, Jada Pinkett Smith’s bald look stating that she looked like the GI Jane protagonist, For the unversed, Jada Pinkett Smith suffers from alopecia, a medical condition that makes hair fall which is why it offended both the actor and his wife.
However, both the parties had apologized with the King Richard star publicly apologizing to the comedian following the Academy banning him from attending their ceremonies for a decade.
Source: BreakBeat Media