Chris Rock jokes about infamous Will Smith Oscars slap: "That sh*t hurt, motherf**ker"
Holmdel, New Jersey - For the first time, comedian Chris Rock has publicly joked about his infamous slap from Will Smith at this year's Oscars.
During his set on Sunday for his Only Headliners Allowed tour alongside Kevin Hart, the star finally opened up about what he called "the greatest night in the history of television."
"Anyone who says words hurt has never been punched in the face," Rock reportedly joked onstage at the PNC Bank Arts Center.
It's been over four months since the slap that rocked Hollywood, and Rock held nothing back, apparently referring to Smith as "Suge Smith," a reference to Death Row records CEO Suge Knight, who is currently incarcerated.
He was also quick to shut down anyone feeling sorry for him, stating, "I’m not a victim, motherf**ker."
"Yeah, that sh*t hurt, motherf**ker," he continued. "But I shook that sh*t off and went to work the next day … I don’t go to the hospital for a paper cut."
When the comedian returned to the stage for the first time after the incident back in March, he said he wasn't ready to talk about it because he was "still processing what happened."
Yet he promised it would be funny when he was ready to speak on it, which he absolutely delivered on.
On Saturday, the comedy tour played Madison Square Garden in New York City, where Rock reportedly performed similar bits. Controversial comedian Dave Chappelle also made an appearance that night, and Hart unforgettably gifted Rock with a live goat onstage – aptly named Will Smith.
Chris Rock will continue performing on his own Ego Death World Tour until August 20.
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