Will Smith yelled at Chris Rock to “hold my spouse’s identify out your f***ing mouth” after hitting the comic onstage on the 94th Academy Awards.
Rock took to the stage to current the award for Finest Documentary when he made a joke about Jada Pinkett Smith’s look.
“Jada, I really like you. GI Jane 2, can’t wait to see you,” he quipped in an obvious reference to the actor’s shaved head.
Pinkett Smith – who introduced final yr that she shaved her head after battling alopecia – could possibly be seen within the viewers collectively along with her husband, rolling her eyes on the joke.
Rock’s remark prompted Smith to face up and stroll on stage, inflicting the comic to joke: “Uh oh…”. Smith then proceeded to hit Rock after which stroll off stage again to his seat.
“Will Smith simply smacked the s*** out of me,” stated Rock, wanting visibly shocked in the meanwhile.
Smith is then heard yelling: “Maintain my spouse’s identify out your f***ing mouth,” to which Rock replied: “Wow… dude. It was a GI Jane joke.”
“Maintain my spouse’s identify out your f***ing mouth,” Smith yells once more. “I’m going to…” replied Rock, who appeared flustered on the interplay.
“That was the best evening within the historical past of tv,” stated Rock, earlier than happening to current the award for Finest Documentary.
Many viewers reported that the sound from the televised broadcast minimize out throughout Smith’s outburst.
The Impartial has contacted a consultant of Smith’s for remark.
Denzel Washington, Bradley Cooper, and Tyler Perry had been seen showing to console Smith after the incident.
Earlier within the ceremony, Regina Corridor – who’s internet hosting the ceremony alongside Amy Schumer and Wanda Sykes – poked enjoyable at Smith and Pinkett Smith’s marriage throughout a ‘hilarious’ skit.
Following the punch, a joke Rock made about Pinkett Smith on the 2016 Oscars resurfaced on-line.