Chris Rock’s family is defending him in the wake of the slap.
During his comedy show on Friday, comedian Tony Rock slammed Will Smith after the King Richard star smacked his brother at the Oscars for making a G.I. Jane 2 joke about Jada Pinkett Smith, who suffers from alopecia.
“If you think you gonna walk up on this stage, this ain’t the motherfu**ing Oscars!” Tony told the crowd at the “No Remorse Comedy Tour” in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Tony threatened to retaliate if someone pulled the same stunt on him. “And if you walk your ass up here, you ain’t nominated for shit but these motherfu**ing hands!” he said. “Oh, we gon’ pop the rest of the year, ni**a. Every time you see me do a show, pop!”
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He continued to blast Smith following the on-stage altercation at Sunday’s Academy Awards. “You gonna hit my motherfu**ing brother ’cause your bitch gave you a side-eye?” he asked.
Not only does he have his brother’s back, so do the rest of the Rock siblings. “Oh, it’s a lot of Rock brothers, y’all ain’t know, it’s a lot of Rock brothers,” added Tony.
According to Page Six, Chris is the eldest of seven siblings, including brothers Andre, Tony, Brian, Kenny, and Jordan, as well as sister Andi.
During his own stand-up show earlier in the week, Chris addressed the incident, albeit in a much milder manner. “I’m still kind of processing what happened. So, at some point I’ll talk about that shit. And it will be serious and funny,” he told the crowd at his first show since the Oscars in Boston. After a heckler shouted “F**k Will Smith,” he immediately shut them down.
On Friday, Will Smith resigned from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, saying he will “fully accept any and all consequences” for his “shocking, painful, and inexcusable” conduct.