The debacle at the March awards show happened after Rock57, shed some light on Jada’s hair loss (she’s been open about living with alopecia). “Jada, I love you. GI Jane 2I can’t wait to see you,” he joked.
Will then took to the stage and slapped Rock in the face, leaving audiences and live viewers around the world stunned. “Oh wow,” Rock said as Will returned to his seat. “Will Smith just pissed me off.”
“Keep my wife’s name out of your fucking mouth!” Will screamed onstage after taking his seat. The King Richard the star has gone to win best actor later at night.
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“I’ve contacted Chris and the message that has come back is that he’s not ready to talk, and when he is he will. So I’ll tell you, Chris, I apologize. My behavior was unacceptable, and I’m here whenever you’re ready to talk,” he said.
Will also mentioned Jada in the video, assuring she didn’t tell him “to do anything”, adding, “No. It’s like…I made a choice on my own from my own experiences, of my history with Chris. Jada had nothing to do with it.”
“I’m sorry baby. I want to say sorry to my kids and my family for the warmth I brought to all of us,” Will added.