Chris Rock has been in show business for a while, so he knows how it all works.
Perhaps the person mostly everyone would love to hear from break his silence about being slapped by Will Smith at The Oscars two weeks ago.,the actor and comedian apparently is going to keep his mouth zipped until a bag approaches.
According to TMZ, Rock told a live audience in California on Friday (April 8) until he’s compensated, presumably meaning he’s waiting for someone to pony up big time for his exclusive account of what happened.
"I'm OK, I have a whole show, and I'm not talking about that until I get paid,” he told the audience, according to the outlet. “Life is good. I got my hearing back."
During the Oscars, and just before presenting the award for the documentary feature category, Rock made a joke about Smith’s wife Jada Pinkett Smith, saying, “Jada, I love you. G.I. Jane 2, can’t wait to see it.” Rock’s joke was regarding Jada’s close-shaved head, a possible result of her recent struggles with the hair condition alopecia.
G.I. Jane was a 1997 starring Demi Moore, who played a character that shaved her hair off during a vigorous U.S. Navy program. The popular film tackled sexism in the military.
After the joke, Smith, 53, walked on stage and slapped Rock. He returned to his seat and shouted at the 57-year-old to “keep my wife’s name out of your f***ing mouth.” Within the hour, Smith won the Oscar for Best Actor for his portrayal of Venus and Serena Williams’ father Richard Williams in King Richard. During his acceptance speech, Smith did not specifically apologize to Rock.