Chris Rock reveals what would make him talk about getting slapped by Will Smith at the Oscars, report says

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Chris Rock has remained noticeably quiet since he was slapped by Will Smith at the 94th Academy Awards, just minutes before the actor won his first Best Actor Oscar.

At the prestigious event last month, Rock presented the award for Best Documentary, and while on stage, he made a joke about the short haircut of Jada Pinkett Smith, which evidently was enough to rile up her husband.

What happened next shocked Hollywood as well as millions of ordinary people around the world. Smith, 53, has since expressed remorse for hitting the comic, 57, and has accepted the Academy's decision to ban him from the Oscars for a period of 10 years.

Little, however, has been heard from Rock - the recipient of what has now been dubbed "The Slap".

But according to a quote from him, as reported by the Palm Springs Desert Sun, there might well be a reason for this.

The Everybody Hates Chris creator was in the middle of a show in Indio, California, on Friday when he reportedly revealed what exactly would make him talk about the incident at the Oscars last month.

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According to the Palm Springs Desert Sun, he told the crowd at his show: "I'm OK, I have a whole show, and I'm not talking about that until I get paid."

The comedian then went on to joke about the slap, saying: "Life is good. I got my hearing back."

While Rock has not spoken to any media outlets about Smith's shocking outburst at the Academy Awards, he has reportedly made a few vague comments about the altercation at some of his comedy shows.

It was reported that at a show earlier this month, Rock shut down a fan who cursed out Smith.

When a fan shouted "f*** Will Smith," from the crowd, the funnyman said: "No, no, no, no, no..."

At a show last month, Rock told his audience: “I don’t have a bunch of s*** about what happened. I had like a whole show I wrote before this weekend. I’m still kinda processing what happened. So at some point, I’ll talk about that s***.”

On Friday, the Academy chose to ban Smith from the Oscars for 10 years following his viral outburst, announcing in a statement: "Today, the Board of Governors convened a meeting to discuss how best to respond to Will Smith’s actions at the Oscars, in addition to accepting his resignation.

"The Board has decided, for a period of 10 years from April 8, 2022, Mr. Smith shall not be permitted to attend any Academy events or programs, in person or virtually, including but not limited to the Academy Awards."

Featured image credit: REUTERS / Alamy

Chris Rock reveals what would make him talk about getting slapped by Will Smith at the Oscars, report says

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By VT

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Chris Rock has remained noticeably quiet since he was slapped by Will Smith at the 94th Academy Awards, just minutes before the actor won his first Best Actor Oscar.

At the prestigious event last month, Rock presented the award for Best Documentary, and while on stage, he made a joke about the short haircut of Jada Pinkett Smith, which evidently was enough to rile up her husband.

What happened next shocked Hollywood as well as millions of ordinary people around the world. Smith, 53, has since expressed remorse for hitting the comic, 57, and has accepted the Academy's decision to ban him from the Oscars for a period of 10 years.

Little, however, has been heard from Rock - the recipient of what has now been dubbed "The Slap".

But according to a quote from him, as reported by the Palm Springs Desert Sun, there might well be a reason for this.

The Everybody Hates Chris creator was in the middle of a show in Indio, California, on Friday when he reportedly revealed what exactly would make him talk about the incident at the Oscars last month.

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Credit: REUTERS / Alamy

According to the Palm Springs Desert Sun, he told the crowd at his show: "I'm OK, I have a whole show, and I'm not talking about that until I get paid."

The comedian then went on to joke about the slap, saying: "Life is good. I got my hearing back."

While Rock has not spoken to any media outlets about Smith's shocking outburst at the Academy Awards, he has reportedly made a few vague comments about the altercation at some of his comedy shows.

It was reported that at a show earlier this month, Rock shut down a fan who cursed out Smith.

When a fan shouted "f*** Will Smith," from the crowd, the funnyman said: "No, no, no, no, no..."

At a show last month, Rock told his audience: “I don’t have a bunch of s*** about what happened. I had like a whole show I wrote before this weekend. I’m still kinda processing what happened. So at some point, I’ll talk about that s***.”

On Friday, the Academy chose to ban Smith from the Oscars for 10 years following his viral outburst, announcing in a statement: "Today, the Board of Governors convened a meeting to discuss how best to respond to Will Smith’s actions at the Oscars, in addition to accepting his resignation.

"The Board has decided, for a period of 10 years from April 8, 2022, Mr. Smith shall not be permitted to attend any Academy events or programs, in person or virtually, including but not limited to the Academy Awards."

Featured image credit: REUTERS / Alamy