It has been several days since the Chris Rock and Will Smith drama during this year's Oscars. The comedian has finally spoken out about the incident, during which Will Smith slapped him live on television.
Rock Is On A Comedy Tour In Boston
Chris Rock started his comedy tour when he decided to talk about the highly publicized altercation. According to reports, the comedian struggled to hold back his tears as he spoke about what happened.
Smith's personal life has been full of drama of late.
Jada Had An Affair
After it became apparent that Jada Pinkett Smith had an affair, the couple got a lot of negative publicity.
Nevertheless, rumors about unfaithfulness have been going around for several years. However, this particular rumor was different.
Shocking Details Emerged About The Couple's Marriage
As the shocking story evolved, Smith also claimed that he had been unfaithful to his wife, Jada.
Jada And Will Met In 1994
Jada was aged 19 when she auditioned for a role in Smith's comedy, Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. She would play the role of his girlfriend in the show.
As Soon As The Two Met, They Had A Connection
Will and Jada had a powerful friendship that eventually turned into a romantic affair. This was even though he was 6 feet 2 inches while Jada was just 5 feet tall.
According to Jada, Will was still married when she started dating Will because the divorce had not been completed. Eventually, Will and his ex-wife divorced in 1995, and from there, they shared custody of their son Trey.
Will Was Free To Go After Jada
As soon as his marriage to Sheree was over, Will wanted to know if Jada saw anyone. When she said "no," he smoothly told her, "Cool, you're seeing me now."
In 1997, Jada and Will got married in a private wedding ceremony at Choristers Mansion, located in Baltimore, Jada's hometown.
Jaden, currently 23 years old, was born a year after the couple got married. A few years later, 21-year-old Willow was born.
The two siblings have pursued careers in music since their teenage years. At the moment, they have proven their worth in the hip-hop and rap scene.
Unfortunately for the family, nothing is as it seems.
In 2013, she suggested that her marriage to Will was an open relationship. Fans could not believe what they heard.
Jada Eventually Confirmed The Rumors
During a talk with the HuffPost Live Interview in 2013, she said that she had always let Will know that he could do whatever he wanted as long as he could look himself in the mirror and be okay with it. She went on to say, "Will is his own man," although she was there for him as his partner.
She went on to say that the same applied to her, which means she could decide who she wants to be without his interference.
Soon After The Interview, Jada Got On Facebook
In the post, which she started with the statement, "Open marriage?" she talked more about her unexpected revelations.
She clarified that the statements she had made during the interview about Will having the freedom to do whatever he wanted highlighted the need to talk about trust and love and how the two are connected.
In 2018, Will Also Talked About Their Marriage
During the Rap Radar podcast in 2018 on TIDAL, Will also talked about his marriage to Jada.
He said they did not even say they were married any longer and instead referred to themselves as "life partners." Will claimed that this meant they were at a point where they knew they were with each other for the rest of their lives.
Will said that their marriage had no deal-breakers and that there was nothing Jada could do that would cause the breakup of their relationship.
Just when any questions about the couple's marriage seemed to have been answered, something else popped up.
Interesting Claims Were Made About Jada By Singer August Alsina In 2020
In his song "Nunya," Alsina suggested that he had been in a consensual romantic affair with Jada.
Alsina's Story Was Even More Scandalous
Alsina said that the relationship lasted several years and that Will Smith approved it.
Alsina Had More To Say During An Interview With Angela Yee On The Breakfast Club
Alsina said he had talked to Will, and he had given him his blessing since their marriage had not transformed into a life partnership.
Alsina said that he had given himself entirely to the relationship for many years of his life.
"I truly and really, really deeply loved, and have a ton of love for her. I devoted myself to it, I gave my full self to it."
He went on to say that he would be okay knowing that he had been in a relationship with Jada because he could say he once truly gave himself to someone.
In The End, Alsina Said
Alsina claimed that he loved Jada, and he felt that some people never get that experience all their lives.
After Controversial Comments, More Drama Followed
Jada decided to talk about Alsina's statements on The Red Table.
The Infamous Show Is Popular Among Smith Family Fans
Jada hosts The Red Table with her daughter Willow. During the show, people sit around a red table or a red couch in some instances.
During the show, people talk openly about their issues and experiences.
The Smith Family Had Been On The Show Several Times
During the show, Will and Jada discuss their relationship and their family.
In The Special Episode, Jada Made A Confession
A few moments later, Will also confessed.
He Admitted To Having Sexual Affairs While Still Married To Jada
Will confessed in September 2021 during an interview with GQ Magazine. He claimed that Jada had never believed in a conventional marriage, and she had family members who shared that opinion.
He pointed out that this was very different from how he was brought up, leading to serious, seemingly unending discussions about it.
They tried to figure out how to interact as a couple, and even though they chose monogamy, it was still not their definition of a perfect relationship.
Eventually, They Decided To Pursue The "Truth"
Will said they chose to pursue the truth because that was the only way they could be happy in this lifetime and free themselves of the burden of fame and public scrutiny.
He also admitted that Jada was not the only person who was being "unfaithful" in the relationship. Nevertheless, he did not elaborate on this statement.
All Will said was that they had given each other freedom and trust based on the belief that they would find "their own way."
For them, marriage would not be a prison. Still, he was not suggesting that anyone else follow in their footsteps.
Nevertheless, he told CQ that the freedoms and the support they had given each other were, according to him, "the highest definition of love."
The scandal started with Will punching Chris Rock on stage during The Oscars after the comedian made a joke about his wife, Jada.
Chris Rock Made A Joke At Jada's Expense
On March 27, during the Oscars, Rock made a joke about G.I. Jane at Jada's expense. He said:
"Jada, can't wait for G.I. Jane 2."
In the movie, Demi Moore had to shave her head. The joke was meant to poke fun at Jada's shaven head, which she said was the consequence of alopecia.
Will Seemed To Laugh At First, But Jada Wasn't Amused
After cameras cut away from Will and his wife and focused on Rock, Will quickly got on stage and slapped the comedian. The actor then got back to his seat and started shouting obscenities at Rock.
He Was Back On Stage To Collect His Best Actor Award
During his acceptance speech for the Best Actor award, Will apologized to The Academy and other nominees for what had just happened.
He Talked About Protecting And Loving People
In his speech, Will said:
"I know to do what we do you've got to be able to take abuse, and have people talk crazy about you."
He then explained that he had learned to see people disrespect him in the entertainment industry, and all he would do was smile and pretend that it was okay.
Later, Videos Of Will Talking To His Publicist Emerged
In addition to talking to his publicist, he was also seen talking to celebrities like Denzel Washington and Tyler Perry.
A Day Later, Will Apologized On Instagram
In his post, he apologized to Chris Rock and the Academy, the show's producers, the attendees, and those who had watched the show from home.
He also apologized to the "Williams Family" and the "King Richard Family."
Will admitted that what he had done was not acceptable or excusable. He said that it was just that a joke about his wife's medical condition had become more than he could bear.
He also said that violence had no place in a world of love and kindness. Will also described himself as a "work in progress."
People Can't Decide Who Was Wrong In The Situation
The confrontation has caused a substantial social media debate, with many people unable to decide who was right in the situation.
To some people, violence was never an answer. Still, some think the actor was justified in attacking Rock for making an insensitive joke about his wife.
Rock Also Addressed The Incident Days Later
During his comedy show in Boston, Chris Rock also addressed the incident. He seemed emotional as he did it.
People Seem To Have Taken What He Said Positively
Rock Was At The Wilbur Theater In Boston
When Rock addressed the situation, he was on his Ego Death World Tour.
When he walked on stage, he was greeted by the audience with a standing ovation. The show was sold-out, and the applause lasted for about 2 to 3 minutes.
After The Ovation, Chris Rock Started His Speech
He said, "Let me be all misty and s***." According to the Daily Mail, Rock had tears in his eyes.
He, However, Warned He Didn't Have A Lot To Say About The Incident
The comedian revealed that he had written a whole show before the drama-filled Oscars weekend.
The comedian said he was still processing what had happened on that day and said that at some time in the future, he would be talking about it.
When he finally does, he promises it will be both serious and funny. According to reports, there has been an increase in the popularity of his show after the incident with Will Smith.