People at the Oscar Awards ceremony on March 28 were taken aback when Hollywood star Will Smith stepped up to the stage and smacked comedian Chris Rock for his hilarious remark on Will’s wife Jada Pinkett Smith.
Chris Rock was on stage to present the Oscars for best documentary when the incident occurred.
Chris started his gig with a few jokes about the audience members, including Pinkett Smith, referring to her as “GI Jane” due to her closely cropped hair, Pinkett Smith has spoken in the past about her battle with alopecia.
Moments after the joke, Will Smith stepped up to the stage and smacked Chris Rock in the face; however, it was unclear whether or not he made a good connection. It was unclear whether the assault was a prank.
The uncensored footage of the show had Rock saying: “Will Smith just smacked the shit out of me,” as Smith was on his way to his chair. “Wow, dude. It was a GI Jane joke.”
Will Smith got back to his seat and shouted at Chris Rock saying: “Keep my wife’s name out of your fucking mouth”.
Sean Combs, who came on stage a few moments later, said: “I did not know that this year would be the most exciting Oscar ever. Will and Chris we’re gonna solve that like family at the goal party right now we’re moving on with love.”