Chris Rock Did Not Mince Words about Jada Pinkett’s Extramarital Affair and Peculiar Marriage to Will Smith
Published on March 6th, 2023 | Updated on March 6th, 2023 | By FanFest
Chris Rock didn’t mince words in his new standup special, comically ridiculing Will Smith for Jada Pinkett Smith‘s open and controversial “entanglement” with her son’s buddy. The beloved duo sparked a public uproar when they openly discussed the affair on their talk show.
“Will Smith practices selective outrage,” Rock told his audience in the special, “Chris Rock: Selective Outrage,” in which he talked about getting slapped by Smith while on the stage at last year’s Academy Awards.
“Practices selective outrage. ‘Cause everybody knows what the f— happened. Everybody that really knows, knows I had nothing to do with that s—. I didn’t have any entanglements,” he said.
“And for people that don’t know what everybody know(s)… his wife was f—ing her son’s friend, OK? Now, I normally would not talk about this s— but for some reason, these n—– put that s— on the Internet.”
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In 2021, despite denying rumors of a romantic relationship with family friend August Alsina, Pinkett Smith eventually admitted to them during an episode on “Red Table Talk” alongside her husband Will Smith.
“I got into a different kind of ‘entanglement’ with August,” the actress revealed, while also admitting she and Smith were separated at the time. She further clarified, “It was a relationship, absolutely.”
When the news broke, social media users had a field day holding Smith to account for his spouse’s actions.
“I can’t comprehend why two skillful individuals would commit something so f—— disgraceful,” Rock uttered during his Netflix comedy set. “What the hell? We all have been betrayed at some point in our lives. Everyone here has experienced being cheated on, but no one of us has ever had to face their betrayer right in front of a television audience!
“Why the f— would you do that s—? She hurt him way more than he hurt me. OK,” he told the crowd.
Rock confessed that when the rumors surfaced regarding the couple, he attempted to contact Smith.
“I tried to call the motherf—– and give him my condolences – he ain’t pick up for me. Everybody called that man a b—-…They called his wife a predator. Everybody called him a b—-. Everybody! Everybody! And who’s he hit? Me.”
In 2022, the iconic Smith made Oscar viewers gasp when he took to the stage and slapped Rock in response to an insensitive joke about his wife’s baldness due to her alopecia condition.Upon sitting down, he yelled at Rock to “Keep my wife’s name out your f—ing mouth.”
The violent moment overshadowed Smith’s first Academy Award win for his portrayal of Richard Williams in “King Richard.”
In 2016, Pinkett Smith expressed her dismay with the Academy after it failed to recognize Smith for his leading role in “Concussion” as Best Actor.
In 2016, where Chris Rock was emceeing the show and every single acting nominee was Caucasian, Pinkett Smith made a bold statement on Facebook that she would be boycotting the ceremony.
“Begging for acknowledgment, or even asking, diminishes dignity. And diminishes power. And we are a dignified people,” she shared, speaking directly to people of color. “And we are powerful, and let’s not forget it. So, let’s let the Academy do them, with all grace and love, and let’s do us, differently.”
She then offered her support directly to Rock, saying “Chris, I will not be at the Academy Awards and I won’t be watching, but I can’t think of a better man to do the job at hand this year than you my friend. Good luck.”
During his standup, Rock added, “She f—ing said he should quit, cause Will didn’t get nominated for ‘Concussion,’” Rock continued.
“So then I do some jokes about her, who gives a f—. That’s how it is. She starts it, I finish it. That’s what the f— happened. Nobody’s picking on this b—-. She started this s—. Nobody is picking on her…. And then this n—- gives me a f—ing concussion.”
During his opening monologue at the Oscars in 2016, Rock addressed Pinkett Smith. “Jada got mad, Jada said she’s not coming… Isn’t she on a TV show? Jada boycotting the Oscars is like me boycotting Rihanna’s panties. I wasn’t invited.”
During his performance, Rock confessed he was an admirer of Smith, making this episode all the more unusual.
“He’s made some great movies. I have rooted for Will Smith my whole life, I root for this motherf——…and now I watch ‘Emancipation’ just to see him get whooped. Got me rooting for master,” Rock said of Smith’s new film, where Smith plays a man escaping slavery.
“A lot of people go ‘Chris, how come you didn’t do nothing back?’… ‘Cause I got parents, that’s why. ‘Cause I was raised. I’ve got parents. And you know what my parents taught me? Don’t fight in front of White people,” he said, before literally dropping the mic.
In November, Smith admitted to Trevor Noah that he was full of “rage” when he attacked Rock.
“It was a lot of things,” Smith said of what led to the slap. “It was the little boy who watched his father beat up his mother… all of that just bubbled up at that moment. I just – that’s not who I want to be.”
Smith, who subsequently resigned from the Academy after the incident happened and faced a suspension, shared, “I was gone, dude. That was a rage that had been bottled for a really long time.”
Smith has profusely apologized to Rock multiple times.
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