Chris Rock criticizes Will Smith's apology for Oscars slap: 'F*** your hostage video'
Chris Rock isn't keen on the general acknowledgment video Will Smith posted via web-based entertainment months in the wake of slapping the joke artist at the Oscars.
During a presentation with Dave Chappelle at London's O2 Arena on Saturday night, Rock, 57, answered Smith's statement of regret by saying "f*** your prisoner video," Deadline detailed.
Rock was alluding to the video Smith delivered back in late July to apologize for slapping Rock during the March Academy Awards broadcast. The entertainer had poked a fun at Jada Pinkett Smith's hair, purportedly ignorant she has alopecia. As a reaction, Smith, 53, who might later acknowledge the Oscar for Best Actor that evening, reviled at Rock prior to raging the stage and smacking him.
Rock proceeded with a piece that he's performed all through his visit, saying "OK that s*** hurt. He played Ali," alluding to Smith's job as the amazing fighter Muhammad Ali in 2001 film Ali. "I couldn't play Floyd Mayweather."
Kidding that Rock had "upstaged" him that evening by poking a fun at Smith, Chappelle likewise tended to the Oscar engagement during his chance at the mic. He told the London crowd that assuming the entertainer had slapped him in front of an audience during the entertainment pageant, he could not have possibly "partook in the remainder of his evening."
Chappelle added that since his very own involvement in went after in front of an audience, he can't be sure whether a group is threatening.
"That was some frightening s***," he said of the occurrence at his May show.
Simply last week during a presentation of his stand-up show in Phoenix, Ariz., Rock guaranteed he was approached to have the following year's Oscars yet rejected the greeting.
As per The Arizona Republic, "Rock contrasted getting back with the Oscars like getting back to the location of a crime, referring to the homicide preliminary of O.J. Simpson, whose ex's killing started with her leaving a couple of eyeglasses at an Italian café. Rock expressed getting back to the honor service would resemble requesting that Nicole Brown Simpson 'return to the café.'"
In the statement of regret video, the King Richard star said he had attempted to associate with Rock soon after the episode, however hadn't had any outcome in addressing the comic straightforwardly.
"I've connected with Chris and the message that returned is he's not prepared to talk and when he will be, he will connect. So I will tell you, Chris, I am sorry to you," Smith shared. "My way of behaving was unsuitable and I'm here at whatever point you're prepared to talk."
One individual Smith has in his corner is ex Sheree Zampino, with whom he shares 29-year-old child Trey. The continuous Real Housewives of Beverly Hills visitor star said that regardless of what befalls Smith, she remains by him.
"I ride with him!" she told Page Six last week. In any case, watching the occurrence on TV as it happened ended up being "dreamlike."
"I thought it was a drama from the beginning, yet when I understood it was genuine, my reasoning was, 'I'm not in any event, going to manage this since it's his evening,'" she said. "At the point when he came over, we were steady and adored on him. The entire circumstance was unfamiliar to me since Will is generally in charge and generous. You don't actually see him blow up that frequently."
All things considered, Zampino believes now is the right time to continue on from the occurrence at the Oscars.
"He's was sorry, and he's assumed liability and responsibility for it," Zampino added. "I don't have any idea what occurred at the time. I wouldn't inquire. If that is something he needs to share, he can. Yet, he has a family that loves him, rides for himself and supports him. He's permitted to be human."