From everything we’re hearing, it’s not a stunt for the show. Here’s what happened.
Will and Jada were sitting front row at the Academy Awards when Chris Rock came out to present an award when he took a mini jab at Jada saying, ‘Jada, can’t wait for GI Jane 2’, prompting the actress to roll her eyes. Pinkett Smith has been grappling with hair loss since revealing her alopecia diagnosis in 2018.
But shortly after Will came on stage only to greet Chris Rock with an open hand slap to the face while yelling “Keep my wife’s name out your fucking mouth” twice to Chris.
Chris yelled back “‘wow, Will Smith just smacked the shit out of me.’
It was crazy.
It should also be noted that Vanity Fair executive editor Ramin Setoodeh, who was tweeting live from the ceremony, said that someone who works for the Oscars told him that Rock was not interrupted by Smith at rehearsals yesterday.
‘It was not supposed to happen. It was real;’ he tweeted.
Afterwords Will was allowed to stay in the theater which led most of us to assume it was a stunt, but he was receiving what seemed like real words of compassion from friends Denzel, Tyler Perry and Bradley Cooper.
Guess we’re learn more in the morning.