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Chris Rock finally addresses THAT Will Smith Oscars smack down at his Madison Square Garden show 


‘Anyone who says words hurt has never been punched in the face’: Chris Rock finally addresses THAT Will Smith Oscars smack down at his Madison Square Garden show

  • Chris Rock took stage alongside Kevin Hart and Dave Chapelle on Saturday at Madison Square Garden in New York City
  • Hart brought a goat on to the stage as a gift for Rock, announcing its name is Will Smith
  • Chappelle also revealed the venue had asked his performance to be moved to another location following backlash from residents 

Chris Rock didn’t pull any punches on his new stand-up show at New York City’s Madison Square Garden, taking stage alongside Kevin Hart and Dave Chapelle.

The comedian made a not-so-subtle reference to the infamous slap at the 2022 Academy Awards Show, when Will Smith smacked Rock over a joke about his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith.

‘Anyone who says words hurt has never been punched in the face,’ Rock said during the set on Saturday, ET Online reported.

At the event, Hart brought a goat on to the stage as a gift for Rock, announcing its name is Will Smith.

‘I told Dave, I said, “Hey man, I’m gonna gift Chris a goat at the end of the show,”‘ Hart said on the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. ‘He said, “What do you mean?” I said what do you mean, what do I mean? I’m gonna go get a goat.’

Chris Rock took stage alongside Kevin Hart and Dave Chapelle on Saturday at New York City’s Madison Square Garden

Chris Rock took stage alongside Kevin Hart and Dave Chapelle on Saturday at New York City’s Madison Square Garden

'Anyone who says words hurt has never been punched in the face,' Rock said during the set on Saturday, ET Online reported

‘Anyone who says words hurt has never been punched in the face,’ Rock said during the set on Saturday, ET Online reported

At the event, Hart brought a goat on to the stage as a gift for Rock, announcing its name is Will Smith - a joke about the actor slapping Rock at the Oscars

At the event, Hart brought a goat on to the stage as a gift for Rock, announcing its name is Will Smith – a joke about the actor slapping Rock at the Oscars

‘Chris is a mentor, friend, inspiration, but he’s a large part of the reason I am where I am today in my career, just from his advice, his insight, et cetera, and he’s my GOAT,’ said Hart.

‘Like, he’s my guy and I wanted him to feel that and experience the world of understanding of how I feel about him in front of that audience. So I gave him the goat and said please give my guy his flowers.’ 

Chappelle opened Saturday’s show by addressing another controversial incident where an audience member attacked him on-stage during his Netflix Is a Joke tour at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles on May 3.

Chappelle also revealed the venue had asked his performance to be moved to another location following backlash from residents.

Smith smacked Rock over a joke about his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith at the 2022 Academy Awards Show

Smith smacked Rock over a joke about his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith at the 2022 Academy Awards Show

The performance was also attended by JAY-Z, Rock’s brother, Tony Rock, Questlove and a host of other celebrities.

Rock was also joined by his girlfriend, Lake Bell. 

Hart said Will Smith is in a ‘better space’ than he was in the aftermath of the Oscars, speaking with Entertainment Tonight earlier in the month.

The DC League of Super-Pets actor explained his pal is still ‘apologetic’ after smacking Chris Rock on stage over a joke the comic made about his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, but is ready to ‘move forward’ and not dwell on the past.

‘Will is apologetic, you know, he’s in a better space, of course, than what he was after,’ said Hart.

Smith, who has not spoken out about the event since, revealed in a video recorded before the Oscars during an interview with David Letterman that he hallucinated a vision of losing his career and fortune while on an ayahuasca drug trip.

While describing his vision of his career implosion, he called it ‘the individual most hellish psychological experience of my life.’

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