After weeks of silence, Chris Rock has uttered Will Smith’s name publicly.
Whether seriously or in jest, people have been waiting to hear from the Brooklyn comic who was slapped by the Philly superstar.
The Hollywood Reporter states at a surprise “Cinco de Mayo” comedy set in the 70-seat Belly Room at Los Angeles’ Comedy Store, the two comedians sat on a late-night stage and talked about their recent experiences.
Fans allegedly paid $160 for a ticket to catch the “secret show” featuring an unnamed star comedian. To their amazement, it was Dave Chappelle, who performed in front of celebrities like Kim Kardashian, Sean “Diddy” Combs, rapper Yasiin Bey and comedian Jeff Ross.
Chris Rock also joined Chappelle on stage 10 minutes into the set.
During their set, the comedians talked about Dave Chappelle’s now-infamous Hollywood Bowl show, where he was attacked by Isaiah Lee, aka No Name Trapper.
As this mega-watt dynamic duo hilariously lamented about the comedy of their lives and being in America, Chappelle said, “At least you got smacked by someone of repute! I got smacked by a homeless guy with leaves in his hair.”
Without skipping a beat, Rock shot out a rebuttal, “I got smacked by the softest n##ga that ever rapped.”
This is the second time in less than seven days that Chris Rock has talked about the infamous “smack heard around the world.”
During the 2022 Oscar Awards, rapper-turned-movie star Will Smith slapped Chris Rock for making an off-color joke about his wife, Jada Pinkett-Smith, calling her G.I. Jane.
After Dave Chappelle and company stomped out the Isaiah Lee for rushing the stage at the Hollywood Bowl, Chris Rock joined him on stage for a bit of banter.
Chris Rock joked, “Was that Will Smith?” His spot-on timing invoked a massive eruption from the crowd.