Chris Rock Jokes That He Was Slapped By ‘Suge Smith’ After Oscar Slap After Will Smith’s On-Camera Apology

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Chris Rock jokes Academy Awards Ceremony The drama comes just hours after Will Smith issued an on-camera apology to the comedian on Friday, nearly four months after Smith took the Oscars stage and slapped The Rock live on air when he won an award at the 2022 ceremony. were presenting.

While performing at the Fox Theater in Atlanta as part of his “Ego Death World Tour”, Rock compared Smith to former Death Row Records co-founder, Marion “Suse” Knight, who is currently a 28 years in prison After a fatal confrontation in Los Angeles in 2015 followed a no contest plea to voluntary manslaughter in 2018.

“Everybody is trying to be a victim,” Rock said via People magazine. “If everyone claims to be the victim, no one will listen to the real victims. Even I am being hit by Suge Smith… I went to work the next day, I got the kids. ”

Will Smith opens up on Chris Rock Oscar slap

During the peak of his career in the ’90s, Knight was known for putting West Coast rap on the map with the massive success of Dr. Dre’s “The Chronic” and then Snoop Dogg’s “Doggystyle” in 1993. Soon after, he helped broker Tupac Shakur’s release from prison and later signed a deal to the label, with his “All Eyez on Me” released in 1996.

“Anyone who says hurtful words is never punched in the face,” he said, echoing words he had on previous shows during a recent tour Kevin Hart On “Only headliners allowed”.

Chris Rock joked that he was slapped

Chris Rock joked that he was slapped by “Suge Smith” at the Oscars after Will Smith apologized on camera, released on Friday.
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Knight was known as much for his music as he was for his flair, and was reportedly the ring leader in a string of violent deals. Shakur was in Knight’s car when he was killed in a drive-by attack in Las Vegas in September 1996. A similar drive-by shooting killed Shakur’s East Coast rival, The Notorious BIG, in March 1997, with Knight as the prime suspect. Knight was given a felony conviction for armed robbery and assault, and lost control of the label when forced into bankruptcy in 2009.

“I’m not a victim. Yeah, she—hurt, mom—er. But, I shook off that s—and went to work the next day. I don’t go to the hospital. A paper cut, The Rock reportedly told the crowd in New Jersey last week via Us Weekly.

Smith shared a video on YouTube answering everyone’s most asked questions, including why he didn’t apologize to The Rock during his acceptance speech. When Smith took the stage and slapped The Rock for telling a joke about Jada Pinkett Smith, he won Best Actor for his role in “King Richard.”

“I was fogged out by that point,” Smith admitted to The Rock’s lack of immediate apology. “It’s all fuzzy.”

Late Tupac Shakur and Marion

The late Tupac Shakur and Marion “Suse” Knight were pictured in 1996. Knight is currently serving a 28-year prison sentence after committing no contest to voluntary manslaughter in 2018.
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Chris Rock’s speech during comedy tour with Kevin Hart will slap Smith: ‘I’m not a victim’

“Gemini Man” actors revealed that he reached out to The Rock to talk about the incident, but claimed the comedian was unwilling to sit down with him. He also spent a 5-minute video apologizing to Rock and others – including Rose Rock.

“I want to apologize to Chris’ mother,” Smith said. “I saw an interview that Chris’s mother did and, you know, that was one of the things about that moment. I just didn’t realize and, you know, I wasn’t thinking, but how many of that.” People got hurt the moment,” the actor explained.

Rose initially said the following: Slap: “When Will slapped Chris, he slapped us all, but he really slapped me.”

“So I want to apologize to Chris’ mother,” Smith continued. “I want to apologize to Chris’ family. Specifically, Tony Rock. [Chris’ younger brother], You know, we had a great relationship. Tony Rock was my man. And it’s probably irreplaceable.”

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Will Smith hits Chris Rock on stage as he presents the award for Best Documentary Feature at the Oscars on March 27, 2022 in Los Angeles.

Will Smith hits Chris Rock on stage as he presents the award for Best Documentary Feature at the Oscars on March 27, 2022 in Los Angeles.
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The Rock made fun of “G.I. Jane” and referred to Jada’s bald head. Pinkett Smith previously discussed her struggle with alopecia, an autoimmune disorder that causes hair loss.

days later, “Independence Day” Star Announcing his resignation from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in a statement provided to Fox News Digital, he said he had “betrayed the trust of the Academy.”

“I have responded directly to the Academy’s disciplinary hearing notice, and I will fully accept any and all consequences for my conduct,” he said.

Following his resignation, which was accepted by the Academy, Smith was banned for 10 years from participating in Oscar programs and shows.

Fox News’ Lauryn Overholtz contributed to this report.

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