Chris Rock had Will Smith jokes throughout his set in Atlanta, Georgia on July 29, in response to CNN. Rock was performing in Atlanta on the Fox Theatre as a part of his comedy tour, Chris Rock Ego Demise World Tour.
Rock’s set got here simply hours after Smith shared an almost six-minute video apologizing to Rock for slapping him throughout the reside Academy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles on March 27. Smith mentioned he was “deeply remorseful” for slapping the comic over a joke about Smith’s spouse, Jada Pinkett Smith.
Rock hasn’t publically responded to the incident however has made a number of jokes throughout a number of performances for the reason that notorious slap occurred. Throughout his efficiency in Atlanta on Friday, Rock reportedly in contrast Smith to Demise Row Data co-founder Suge Knight. Rock additionally famous that he wasn’t a sufferer.
“All people is attempting to be a f—ng sufferer If everyone claims to be a sufferer, then no one will hear the actual victims,” joked Rock.
“Even me getting smacked by Suge Smith … I went to work the subsequent day, I bought children. Anybody who says phrases harm has by no means been punched within the face.”
Smith, 53, apologized to Rock in a video shared on Friday and famous Rock is just not but prepared to talk to him. “I’ll say to you, Chris, I apologize to you. My habits was unacceptable, and I’m right here everytime you’re prepared to speak.” Smith additionally apologized to Rock’s mom and brother, Tony Rock, with whom he’d as soon as had an in depth relationship.
“We had an excellent relationship,” mentioned Smith. “Tony Rock was my man and that is most likely irreparable.”
Smith additionally confirmed regret for not apologizing to Rock, 57, throughout his acceptance speech after profitable the Finest Actor Oscar for his efficiency in King Richard. The actor resigned from the Academy and was banned from the Oscars for 10 years.