Rappers react to Will Smith’s explosive moment at the Oscars.
Tonight (March 28), Smith punched Chris Rock onstage during the Oscars after Rock pranked Smith’s wife, Jada Pinkett. Rock referenced the movie G.I. Jane while seeming to poke fun at Jada’s recent battles with alopecia.
Immediately after the joke, the show showed Jada’s reaction, which was less than approving. Smith then approached the stage, walked directly towards Rock and punched him in the face.
Stunned Rock said, “Oh, wow. Wow. Will Smith just scared the hell out of me.”
Smith, returning to his seat, shouted back, “Keep my wife’s name out of your fucking mouth!”
“Wow, man, that was a G.I. Jane kidding,” Rock replied.
“Keep my wife’s name out of your fucking mouth!” Smith repeated.
“I’ll do it, okay? Rock replied. “It was the…greatest night in television history.”
The news spread quickly and people were equally, if not Continued— shocked that Rock. Hip-hop as a whole reacts to the moment from the moment it happened.
“You gotta win Oscars to do this kind of shit,” 50 Cent wrote. “After I win, I’m going to slap a few people.”
“Here come the men in black,” Ty Dolla Sign commented.
“Move on with LOVE,” Diddy wrote, referencing a quote from Smith’s acceptance speech for winning Best Actor moments after slapping Rock.
Cardi B referenced another moment in Smith’s acceptance speech where he revealed what Denzel Washington told her moments after the slap. “At your highest moment…be careful, that’s when the devil tries to come for you. »
You can see more reactions from other rappers below.
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