Chris Rock: Will Smith's Oscars Smack Was Really About Wife Jada 'F--ing Her Son’s Friend'
Netflix's No. 1 Show 'Selective Outrage' Comedy Special is Not Funny, Exposes Hollywood A-List Morality
Chris Rock’s Netflix show “Selective Outrage” is No. 1 in the U.S. because of our fascination with this rare glimpse into the immorality of Hollywood’s most valuable, A-list assets. Rock does not joke during the comedy special when hitting back at Will Smith for “the slap” at the Oscars.
It was shocking a year ago when Smith stormed on stage during the Oscars and physically assaulted Rock on live, global TV. We debated for days in the comments in this story whether “the slap” was real or staged and whether it was warranted over a joke about Smith’s wife, Jada.
Now Rock says the attack was real, the hit was hard, and it came from Smith misdirecting his anger at him instead of at Jada for cheating on him with a friend of their son.
Rock ended the public debate over whether the fight was staged.
“People like, did it hurt? It still hurt. I got ‘Summertime’ playing in my ears,” he to said during the live show this weekend in Baltimore (which is Jada’s hometown.)
The Oscar host added, “I know you can’t tell on camera. Will Smith is significantly bigger than me.” Rock noted that Smith played Mohammed Ali in a movie.
“A lot of people are pissed, like why didn’t you do nothing back?” Rock explained. “Because I was raised, got it? Do you know what my parents taught me? Don’t fight in front of white people.”
Slap Viral Video
The popularity of the Netflix show shows the fascination with the Rock/Smith fight remains high. I could’ve told you this over the past year because of the engagement with this Facebook post about it from March 2022.
It is the most popular video I have ever posted, with almost five million views. I still get comments from people debating whether Rock or Smith is to blame. Click below to see the viral post.
The Netflix show is frustrating to watch because it does not allow for fast-forward or rewinding. You have to watch the whole hour from start to finish or not at all.
The part of Rock’s show about Smith is, of course, saved for the last 10 minutes. I had to hit pause and take notes for my quotes in this story, like this gem:
Everybody really knows I had nothing to do with that s—t. I do not have any entanglements...
His wife was f—ing her son’s friend.
“Entanglement” is a jab at Jada who used that term to describe her years-long affair with August Alsina. The singer, who is 20 years younger, reportedly met Jada through her kids in 2015. The Smiths have been married since 1997.
Airing the Affair
Rock said he normally wouldn’t talk about the Smiths’ marriage but “for some reason they put it on the internet.”
He’s referring to the July 2020 Facebook video "Red Table Talk” in which Jada interviews Will about their marriage. Will takes issue with Jada calling her affair an “entanglement” and makes her call it a “relationship.”
We all been cheated on. Everyone in here has been cheated on.
None of us have ever been interviewed by the person that cheated on us for television. None of us.
The Smiths insist they were separated during the period of Jada’s affair with Alsina.
Rock said Smith was humiliated by other celebrities for going along with Jada’s public affair. “She hurt him way more than he hurt me,” he said.
“Everybody in the world called him a bitch. They called his wife a predator… And who’d he hit? Me. A n—-a he know he can beat. That some bitch ass s—t,” he told the audience, which appeared to be mostly female.
But Smith acted as if he hit Rock in defense of his wife. Remember, when he went back to his seat, he screamed: "Keep my wife's name out your f--ing mouth."
Jada Started It
Those who defended Smith after the slap said Rock deserved it for making fun of Jada’s bald head…