For years, they said it couldn’t be done. But last night, “they” were proven wrong . . . when the “Oscars” got EXCITING. And unless you spent last night under a rock, then you already know that I’m talking about the SLAP.
CHRIS ROCK was telling a few jokes while presenting an award, and he turned his attention to WILL SMITH and JADA PINKETT. Jada’s head was shaved, so Chris said, quote, “Jada, I love ya. ‘G.I. Jane 2’, can’t wait to see it.”
(“G.I. Jane” is a 1997 movie featuring DEMI MOORE going through military training . . . with a shaved head.)
At first, Will seemed to laugh about it . . . but Jada looked annoyed.
Suddenly, Will walked right up onstage and smacked Chris in the face. Hard. Then he went back to his seat.
Chris was stunned. He said, quote, “Wow, Will Smith just smacked the [Blank] out of me.”
Will responded by shouting back, “Keep my wife’s name out your [Blank] mouth!”
Rock replied, quote, “Wow, dude, it was a ‘G.I. Jane’ joke.” And Will repeated, “Keep my wife’s name out your [Blank] mouth!”
Chris said, “I’m going to, okay?” Then he went on and presented the award, but he was obviously shaken.
On the broadcast, the whole exchange was muted after the slap. But there’s plenty of uncensored audio on the Internet.
Sources say Chris approached Will and Jada backstage later to apologize, and DENZEL WASHINGTON got involved. There’s no word how that went down.
Los Angeles Police Department Statement: “LAPD investigative entities are aware of an incident between two individuals during the Academy Awards program. The incident involved one individual slapping another. The individual involved has declined to file a police report. If the involved party desires a police report at a later date, LAPD will be available to complete an investigative report.”
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