In his latest Netflix special, Chris Rock launched a scathing verbal assault on Will Smith, referring to him with a derogatory term.
Last night's live stand-up show was highly anticipated by fans, as the comedian had indicated that he would be discussing the well-known incident involving the Oscars snub.
Prior to the main event, Rock had been rehearsing his material, which included a joke about watching Will Smith's movie Emancipation solely to witness the scene where Smith's character is whipped.
Despite taking a different approach in his latest comedy special, Selective Outrage, Chris Rock's criticism of Will Smith was just as severe, as he claimed that "everybody" refers to the Fresh Prince actor using a derogatory term.
Amidst the sounds of the audience erupting into laughter, Chris Rock remarks: "Y'all know what happened to me, getting smacked by 'Suge Smith'."
The name appears to be a nod to Suge Knight, the founder of Death Row Records, who was convicted of manslaughter in 2018 and is currently serving a 28-year prison sentence.
"I got smacked at the f***ing Oscars by this motherf***er," he continues.
Furthermore, Rock stated that although the incident was painful, he did not wallow in self-pity, as he refused to see himself as a victim.
"You will never see me on Oprah or Gayle, crying." Rock seemed to be poking fun at Smith's tearful apologies that followed the incident.
"You will never see it, never gonna happen... I took that hit like [Manny] Pacquiao."
During his comedic critique of the actor and his wife Jada Pinkett Smith, which included a reference to her "entanglement" with her son's friend, Chris Rock claimed that the couple was widely criticized and that "everybody in the world called him a b***h" after the incident was discussed on Pinkett Smith's Facebook series, Red Table Talk.
Chris Rock proceeded to enumerate the individuals who referred to Smith using the derogatory term: "Charlemagne called him a b***h, The Breakfast Club called him a b***h, and The View, The Talk and every rapper, and The Drink Champs called him a f***ing b***h."
Rock's delivery was filled with intensity and fervor as I mentioned earlier.
In another part of his act, Rock took a jab at Will Smith's most recent film endeavor, Emancipation, in which the actor portrays a slave who flees captivity and joins Abraham Lincoln's army during the Civil War.
Chris Rock expressed his support for Will Smith throughout his career, remarking: "And now, I watch Emancipation just to see him get whooped."
Concluding his performance, Rock provided an explanation for why he did not retaliate against Smith, stating: "I've got parents, and you know what my parents taught me? Don't fight in front of white people."
As soon as he delivered this statement, Rock abruptly set down the microphone, eliciting a boisterous response from the crowd.