One year after the hugely infamous Oscars incident, Chris Rock closed his latest Netflix comedy special on Saturday by calling out Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith.
It was at Netflix’s first-ever live-streamed event, a comedy special called Chris Rock: Selective Outrage — a title he revealed to be a connection to Will, 54. Though he said he grew up loving and “rooting for” Will, Rock took time in his routine to slam him and his marriage.
“Will Smith practices selective outrage,” said Rock in his stand-up routine, adding of the Oscars slap, “Everybody that really knows knows I had nothing to do with that s—. I didn’t have any ‘entanglements.’ “
Rock was referring to back in July 2020, when Jada, 51, opened up about having an “entanglement” with singer August Alsina years ago while she and Will were on a break.
“We have all been cheated on. Everybody in this industry has been cheated on,” joked Rock in the comedy special, “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?”
The comedian then said that “everybody in the world” called Will a “bitch” after the “entanglement” news, and he said he tried to reach out to him about it but claimed Will didn’t pick up. The comedian then went on to repeatedly call Will a “bitch.” He then joked, “Everybody. And who’s he hit? Me, a n—- he knows he can beat. That is some bitch-ass s—.”
Rock said he didn’t react or respond physically at last year’s Oscars “because I was raised.” He added, “You know what my parents taught me? Don’t fight in front of White people.” Rock then dropped the mic and got a standing ovation before walking offstage.