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‘I’m not a victim’: Chris Rock opens up about Will Smith’s Oscar slap during stand-up show

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In April 2022, Chris Rock had silenced a fan who had yelled “F**k Will Smith” during a show in Boston

Chris Rock, who has so far stayed with his infamous Oscar-slapgate mom, joked about the incident during his set in New Jersey. The acclaimed stand-up comedian has also spoken out about hypersensitive people, saying he’s not a victim.

The 57-year-old comedian performed his set as part of his tour with Kevin Hart called Rock Hart: Only Headliners Allowed Tour. Chris Rock subtly referenced that, adding that he “shook that shit off” and got back to work, Us Magazine reported. Speaking of the incident, Will Smith hit Chris Rock after he made a bald joke about Will’s wife, Jada Pinkett Smith.

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An eyewitness spilled the beans to Us Magazine about Chris Rock’s getting up, where he appears to have addressed the controversy. “Someone who says words hurt has never been slapped in the face,” Chris Rock quipped during his performance at the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, New Jersey.

According to the publication, a source shared that Chris Rock referred to Will Smith as “Suge Smith,” possibly referring to Suge Knight, who is currently jailing former Death Row Records CEO Suge Knight. The funny man, who opened up about people being overly sensitive and playing the victim, claimed: “I’m not a victim, motherf**ker,” before joking that he “shook that shit off” and got back to work. He continued, “Yeah, that didn’t hurt, motherf**ker, but I shook that shit off and went to work the next day.” Finally, “I don’t go to the hospital for a paper cut.” Chris Rock had im April 2022 silenced a fan who had yelled “F**k Will Smith” during a show in Boston.

“Someone who says hurt words has never been slapped in the face”

Chris Rock, on the other hand, announced during a show that he wouldn’t talk about the slapgate until he was paid. According to the Palm Springs Desert Sun, the ‘Spiral’ actor said in a speech to his live audience in Indio, California in April 2022: “I’m fine, I’ve got a whole show and I won’t talk about it until I get paid. Life is good. I got my hearing back.”

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