WATCH: Will Smith Pimp Slaps Chris Rock At The 2022 Oscars (Uncensored)
— Updated on 23 February 2023

WATCH: Will Smith Pimp Slaps Chris Rock At The 2022 Oscars (Uncensored)

— Updated on 23 February 2023
Garry Lu
Garry Lu

The 94th Academy Awards has provided a much-needed bit of weekday excitement after Will Smith stormed the stage to slap the shit out of Chris Rock.

The unscripted moment occurred when the comedian was presenting for the 2022 Best Documentary category. Rock made an otherwise negligible crack about Jada Pinkett Smith’s hair loss – a symptom of her alopecia.

“Jada, I love you. GI Jane, can’t wait to see it,” says Chris Rock.

Jada Pinkett Smith rolled her eyes while Will – who would later cinch his first-ever Best Actor award for playing another intense father figure and husband in King Richard – calmly strolled into centre frame, asking Rock what the five fingers said to the face.

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“Keep my wife’s name out of your fucking mouth.”

… Will Smith yelled at the top of his lungs twice; censored by certain networks, including the original US broadcast. Cue awkward silence.

“Wow, dude. It was a GI Jane joke,” replied Chris Rock.

Reports indicate both Denzel Washington and Tyler Perry were later spotted comforting the Smiths moments after the bite-sized donnybrook. Will Smith tearfully revealed during his acceptance speech that Washington told him: “At your highest moment, be careful. That’s when the devil comes for you.”

The gag apparently comes with some history. Rock previously referenced Jada Pinkett Smith’s hair loss during a monologue when he hosted the ceremony back in 2016, running a similar gag about her being in Ridley Scott’s GI Jane. Which just goes to show… nobody likes recycled material.

Watch Will Smith slap Chris Rock onstage at the 94th Academy Awards below.

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Garry Lu
After stretching his legs with companies such as The Motley Fool and the odd marketing agency, Garry joined Boss Hunting in 2019 as a fully-fledged Content Specialist. In 2021, he was promoted to News Editor. Garry proudly retains a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, black bruises from Muay Thai, as well as a black belt in all things pop culture. Drop him a line at [email protected]


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