Popular American actor and comedian, Chris Rock has once again discussed the infamous assault by Hollywood star, Will Smith against him at the 2022 Academy Awards as a result of a joke he cracked.
Chris Rock and Dave Chappelle started their tour this week in Liverpool, England at the M&S Bank Arena, where he gave an explanation of the significance of the slap and what truly caused it.
Chris Rock stated that those who think what hurts most in life is words has not experienced being hit or slapped on the face before.
According to Rock, Smith assaulted him for a joke that could’ve been much worse. “Did that shit hurt? God damn right,” Rock said (via Daily Mail). “The motherfucker hit me over a bullshit joke, the nicest joke I ever told.”
Chappelle had more to say about Smith during the Liverpool show, saying: “Will did the impression of a perfect person for 30 years, and he ripped his mask off and showed us he was as ugly as the rest of us. Whatever the consequences are. … I hope he doesn’t put his mask back on again, and lets his real face breathe. I see myself in both men.
“Anyone who says words hurt has never been punched in the face,” Rock said., “I’m not a victim. Yeah, that shit hurt, motherfucker. But I shook that shit off and went to work the next day. I don’t go to the hospital for a paper cut.”