Will Smith dances to 'Gettin' Jiggy Wit It' while holding his Oscar after slapping Chris Rock

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Will Smith was seen dancing to his hit song 'Gettin' Jiggy Wit It' while holding on tight to his Oscar at the Vanity Fair Oscar party.

Some of Hollywood's biggest stars showed up at Vanity Fair's annual Oscar Party after the Covid-19 pandemic took the party online last year.

Also present at the star-studded event was the Independence Day star, who, moments earlier, struck Chris Rock while he was presenting the award for best documentary.

Smith appeared to be in high spirits at the party and was seen in footage captured by Variety's executive editor, Ramin Setoodeh, dancing along to his 1997 track 'Gettin' Jiggy Wit It'.

Posting the video to Twitter, Setoodeh simply wrote: "Will Smith is at the #VanityFairOscarParty dancing with his Oscar to 'Gettin Jiggy With It.'"

Check out the video below:

Needless to say, Smith's jubilant celebration wasn't taken well by commenters online, given his conduct at the 94th Academy Awards.

One person argued: "This is what happens when you reward people for bad behavior. Maybe next time he gets in a fight, don’t send him to a life of luxury in Bel Air."

Another wrote: "We should not be celebrating this man."

A third said: "The law, absolutely not equal. If [he was] poor, [he would be] in jail tonight."

Another chimed in to write: "So assault is ok and not considered bullying? Chris Rock was doing his job as a comedian. This was handled In the wrong way. Will sure thought the joke was funny at first."

Earlier on in the night, Smith, 53, made international headlines after he headed for the stage when Rock, 57, appeared to make a joke about his wife Jada Pinkett Smith's shaved head.

"Jada I love you, 'G.I. Jane 2,' can't wait to see it," Rock joked, with Smith initially responding with laughter before suddenly going over to the comic to hit him.

Clearly in disbelief, the Everybody Hates Chris creator responded: "Will Smith just smacked the s*** out of me."

Smith then told Rock twice to "leave my wife's name out of your f***ing mouth."

The actor later won the award for best actor for his role as Richard Williams, the father of legendary tennis players Venus and Serena Williams, in King Richard.

He appeared to make reference to his altercation with Rock during his acceptance speach, in which he said: "I wanna apologize to the Academy and to all my fellow nominees. This is a beautiful moment and I’m crying for winning an award. It’s not about winning an award for me it’s about being able to shine a light on all of the people, the entire cast and crew."

The tearful actor continued: "Art imitates life! I looked like the crazy father, just like they said. But love will make you do crazy things."

The Los Angeles Police Department has since confirmed in a statement to CNN that Rock will not be pressing charges.

The department said in the statement: "LAPD investigative entities are aware of an incident between two individuals during the Academy Awards program. The incident involved one individual slapping another.

"The individual involved has declined to file a police report. If the involved party desires a police report at a later date, LAPD will be available to complete an investigative report."

Check out the uncensored moment Smith confronts and strikes Rock:
Featured image credit: Doug Peters / Alamy

Will Smith dances to 'Gettin' Jiggy Wit It' while holding his Oscar after slapping Chris Rock

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By VT

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Will Smith was seen dancing to his hit song 'Gettin' Jiggy Wit It' while holding on tight to his Oscar at the Vanity Fair Oscar party.

Some of Hollywood's biggest stars showed up at Vanity Fair's annual Oscar Party after the Covid-19 pandemic took the party online last year.

Also present at the star-studded event was the Independence Day star, who, moments earlier, struck Chris Rock while he was presenting the award for best documentary.

Smith appeared to be in high spirits at the party and was seen in footage captured by Variety's executive editor, Ramin Setoodeh, dancing along to his 1997 track 'Gettin' Jiggy Wit It'.

Posting the video to Twitter, Setoodeh simply wrote: "Will Smith is at the #VanityFairOscarParty dancing with his Oscar to 'Gettin Jiggy With It.'"

Check out the video below:

Needless to say, Smith's jubilant celebration wasn't taken well by commenters online, given his conduct at the 94th Academy Awards.

One person argued: "This is what happens when you reward people for bad behavior. Maybe next time he gets in a fight, don’t send him to a life of luxury in Bel Air."

Another wrote: "We should not be celebrating this man."

A third said: "The law, absolutely not equal. If [he was] poor, [he would be] in jail tonight."

Another chimed in to write: "So assault is ok and not considered bullying? Chris Rock was doing his job as a comedian. This was handled In the wrong way. Will sure thought the joke was funny at first."

Earlier on in the night, Smith, 53, made international headlines after he headed for the stage when Rock, 57, appeared to make a joke about his wife Jada Pinkett Smith's shaved head.

"Jada I love you, 'G.I. Jane 2,' can't wait to see it," Rock joked, with Smith initially responding with laughter before suddenly going over to the comic to hit him.

Clearly in disbelief, the Everybody Hates Chris creator responded: "Will Smith just smacked the s*** out of me."

Smith then told Rock twice to "leave my wife's name out of your f***ing mouth."

The actor later won the award for best actor for his role as Richard Williams, the father of legendary tennis players Venus and Serena Williams, in King Richard.

He appeared to make reference to his altercation with Rock during his acceptance speach, in which he said: "I wanna apologize to the Academy and to all my fellow nominees. This is a beautiful moment and I’m crying for winning an award. It’s not about winning an award for me it’s about being able to shine a light on all of the people, the entire cast and crew."

The tearful actor continued: "Art imitates life! I looked like the crazy father, just like they said. But love will make you do crazy things."

The Los Angeles Police Department has since confirmed in a statement to CNN that Rock will not be pressing charges.

The department said in the statement: "LAPD investigative entities are aware of an incident between two individuals during the Academy Awards program. The incident involved one individual slapping another.

"The individual involved has declined to file a police report. If the involved party desires a police report at a later date, LAPD will be available to complete an investigative report."

Check out the uncensored moment Smith confronts and strikes Rock:
Featured image credit: Doug Peters / Alamy