Chris Rock quips about Will ‘Suge’ Smith on stage after actor’s video apology


Chris Rock is yet to respond to Will Smith’s apology for slapping him on stage during this year’s Oscar’s ceremony – but has continued making jokes about the incident.

“Everybody is trying to be a f***ing victim,” Rock said on stage on Friday, CNN has reported.

“If everybody claims to be a victim, then nobody will hear the real victims,” he added. “Even me getting smacked by Suge Smith… I went to work the next day, I got kids.”

The comedian was on stage in Atlanta on Friday night as part of his Chris Rock Ego Death World Tour.

The “Suge Smith” nickname is reportedly a reference to Marion “Suge” Knight, a former record label boss known for his aggressive demeanour.

Later, Rock quipped: “Anyone who says words hurt has never been punched in the face.”

Chris Rock was performing just hours after Will Smith had posted a video on Instagram, apologising for losing his temper at the Academy Awards in March and hitting Rock, who was hosting the ceremony.

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The actor lashed out after Rock had joked about Smith’s wife, Jada Pinkett Smith.

In a solemn six-minute video, Smith said: “Chris, I apologise to you. My behaviour was unacceptable. And I’m here whenever you’re ready to talk.”

Smith admitted he had been in touch with Rock personally, but that a message had come back to say he was “not ready to talk”.

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Rock’s joke had referenced the 1997 film GI Jane, in which actress Demi Moore shaved her head.

It is still unclear whether the comedian was aware that Pinkett Smith has alopecia, an autoimmune condition that causes hair loss, when he made the remark.

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