Chris Rock took a jab at Will Smith when he joked about being slapped at the Oscars during a Sunday stand-up show with Kevin Hart.
Rock reportedly addressed the March 2022 slap multiple times in his comedy routine. “Anyone who says words hurt has never been punched in the face,” Rock said during his set at the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, New Jersey, according to Us Weekly.
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The 57-year-old comedian referred to Smith as “Suge Smith,” apparently drawing a connection between Smith’s slap and Suge Knight, who remains incarcerated for his criminal involvement, Us Weekly reported.
Rock also spoke about how some people are excessively sensitive and made his perception of the slap clear to his fans, the outlet noted. “I’m not a victim, motherf*cker,” Rock reportedly said. He went on to claim he “shook that shit off” and returned to the work without hesitation the following day, according to Us Weekly.
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“I don’t go to the hospital for a papercut,” Rock added, according to the outlet.
During Saturday’s show at Madison Square Garden, comedian Dave Chappelle joined Hart and Rock onstage with a live goat, which Hart named “Will Smith” as fans broke out in laughter, according to Us Weekly. (RELATED: Will Smith And His Wife Reveal They’re ‘Committing To Therapy’ In An Effort To Salvage Their Marriage)