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Chris Rock takes revenge on Will Smith: “I just wanted to see how they whipped him”

Chris Rock’s new live stand-up comedy show was released on Netflix Saturday night and he didn’t hold his punches when addressing Will Smith and ‘The Slap’.

Chris Rock takes revenge on Will Smith in new stand-up comedy show

It’s been almost a year since the incident at the 2022 Oscars where Will Smith lost his composure when Chris Rock made an off-color joke about his wife Jada Pinkett Smith. The actor marched onto the stage and slapped the comedian on live television and afterward hurled insults from his seat next to his wife, the Academy managed to mute the sound by that time.

While Smith, who was allowed to stay and collect his first Best Actor Oscar, has since apologized, although several months belatedly, Rock has been more or less mum on the matter. That is until now. On Saturday night his new live stand-up Netflix show ‘Selective Outrage’ was streamed.

After tackling several topics Rock said he hoped wouldn’t offend anybody “Because you never know who might get triggered,” he turned to the topic of Will and Jada Pinkett Smith. He had some searing things to say about the couple and the actor he says he’s rooted for his whole life.

Will Smith hits Chris Rock as Rock spoke on stage during the 94th Academy Awards
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Will Smith hits Chris Rock as Rock spoke on stage during the 94th Academy AwardsBRIAN SNYDERREUTERS

Rock: “I watch Emancipation just to see him get whooped”

The roughly last ten minutes of ‘Selective Outrage’ is spent going after Will and Jada. “Y’all know what happened to me. Getting smacked by Suge Smith,” he remarked. Suge is in reference to Marion Hugh “Suge” Knight Jr, founder of the Death Row records currently serving a 28-year jail sentence. “People are like, ‘Did it hurt?’ It still hurts! I got ‘Summertime’ ringin’ in my ears!” he added.

“But I’m not a victim, baby. You will never see me on Oprah or Gayle crying. You will never see it,” he said. “I took that hit like Pacquiao.” Rock did admit that it hurt though. He followed up with a joke on the considerable size difference between the two.

He then brought up an interview where Jada talked with her husband about an affair she had with her son’s friend singer August Alsina. Rock was trying to make the point that his wife hurt him far more than he had, and that he even tried to call him up to be supportive, but that the actor in his “selective outrage” took his issues out on him.

Rock let the audience in on some of the back story to why there could have been bad blood between him and the couple. Jada had asked the comedian to cancel his 2016 hosting job at the Oscars since Will didn’t get nominated for his role in ‘Concussion’. Instead the Smith gave him a concussion.

Wrapping up the set, Rock explained: “My whole life I’ve rooted for this mother*****r. And now, I watch Emancipation just to see him get whooped.”


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