Will Smith shocked everyone Sunday night at the 94th Academy Awards show after he walked on stage and struck Chris Rock right in the face after Rock cracked a joke about Jada Pinkett Smith’s hair loss.
During a segment at the Oscars, the 57-year-old comedian remarked about how no one was wearing a mask in the theater before he turned his attention to Denzel Washington and praised him for his part in the movie “The Tragedy of MacBeth.” The superstar comedian then spotted Will Smith’s wife in the audicen and cracked a joke about how Jada was going to be in the next “G.I. Jane” movie.
“Jada, I love ya,” Rock told the audience. “G.I. Jane 2 movie, can’t wait to see it.”
The “Red Table Talk” host rolled her eyes and appeared to be upset.
Her husband, the “King Richard” star, looked like he too did not appreciate what appeared to be a remark about his wife’s alopecia battle.
The superstar actor got up out of his seat, walked right up on stage, and struck the comedian in the face. It didn’t appear to be a planned move.
Warning: Strong Language in the exchange that surfaced on Twitter and that can be seen below.
Full video/audio of Will Smith vs. Chris Rock. (NSFW language obviously.) #Oscars pic.twitter.com/k7pX27lI3J
— Adam Silverstein (@SilversteinAdam) March 28, 2022
The audio on the broadcast faded out, and the next thing the audience can see is the two stars exchanging words. The clip above captured the exchange.
“Oh wow, wow. Will Smith just smacked the sh** outta me,” Rock announced to the crowd.
Will Smith mouthed the words, “Keep my wife’s name out your f***ing mouth!”
“Wow, dude,” Rock replied. “It was a G.I. Jane joke.”
Rock called it the “greatest night in the history of television, before he tried to get the show back on track.
“Okay, we are here to give away an award for the Best Documentary Feature,” the “Down to Earth” star said.
The award was given to “Summer of Soul.” After the award was given, Sean Combs took to the stage and remarked on the obvious fight that just took place between the “Men In Black” star and the “Grown Ups” star.
Sean Combs addresses that wild Will Smith and Chris Rock moment at the #Oscars: "Will and Chris, we're gonna solve that like family at the Gold Party." pic.twitter.com/5r6WHHBdeE
— Variety (@Variety) March 28, 2022
“I did not know that this year’s Oscars was going to be the most exciting Oscars ever,” Combs explained.
“Okay, Will [Smith] and Chris [Rock], we’re going to solve that like family at the Gold Party, but right now we’re moving on with love,” he added.
Jada and the movie superstar actor Will have been married for more than twenty years. The Hollywood couple share two kids together, 23-year-old son Jaden Smith and daughter Willow.
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