Chris Rock will finally address the infamous Oscars moment involving Will Smith during his Netflix special this weekend It will mark the first time that he’s addressed the moment on a televised platform, though he’s made numerous mentions of the situation since it happened nearly a year ago. He’s referred to Will as “Suge Smith,” despite believing that he’s one of the “softest” men in Hollywood. Then, Kevin Hart and Dave Chappelle gifted him a goat that they named after the Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air actor.
A recent report indicated that he’ll finally speak on the matter during the debut of Selective Outrage. On the same night Will Smith took home a Beacon Award for his performance on Emancipation, Rock joked about watching the film solely to see Smith in his shoes on the night of the Oscars. “The other day, I watched ‘Emancipation’ just so I could watch him getting whipped,” he said, according to the Huffington Post, though he clearly has an arsenal of material loaded up for Friday night’s show.
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Though it’s unclear whether all of the jokes will make it to Selective Outrage, his fans in Manhattan were treated to a few references surrounding the Oscars moment. At one point, Rock compared his size to Will Smith, who bulked up on numerous occasions for movie roles. “The thing people wanna know … did it hurt? Hell yeah it hurt. He played Muhammad Ali! I played Pookie (in ‘New Jack City’). Even in animated movies, I’m a zebra, he’s a fucking shark. I got hit so hard, I heard ‘Summertime’ ringing in my ears,” he reportedly said.
He continued, “Will Smith is a big dude. I am not. Will Smith is shirtless in his movies. If you see me in a movie getting open heart surgery, I’m gonna have a sweater on.” There’s a lot to look forward to, especially since Selective Outrage will be among the first of its kind. Chris Rock’s special will be broadcasted live from Baltimore’s Hippodrome Theatre on Saturday. Will you be tuning in? Let us know in the comments below.