Samir Hussein/WireImage; Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty; Jamie McCarthy/Getty – Dave Chappelle, Chris Rock, Will Smith
Dave Chappelle was involved in Will Smith’s infamous slapping of Chris Rock at this year’s Oscars. king richard The star has had a career spanning decades.
Speaking as he stopped by Chappelle and Rock’s joint comedy tour in Liverpool, England, on Thursday, Chappelle said, “Will has given the impression of being the perfect person for 30 years, but he rips off his mask and looks like everyone else.” Shown to be as ugly as… According to our Telegraph.
However, the comic added that they didn’t want to see Smith try to rebuild the façade. “I see myself in both men,” said Chappelle.
Chappelle also joked that when Smith hit The Rock, he was acting like he was back home, not long before claiming one of Hollywood’s highest accolades. We forget who Smith is: “And ten minutes before he was about to win the biggest prize…he acted like he was back in Philadelphia.”
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Smith won the Academy Award for Best Actor shortly after slapping The Rock, who joked that Smith’s wife, Jada Pinkett-Smith, was shaving her head. (Pinkett Smith is alopecia.) Smith won an Oscar for his portrayal of Richard Williams, the father of Venus and Serena Williams. king richardIn his tearful acceptance speech, he apologized to the Academy for the slap and tried to explain his actions by saying, “Love makes you do crazy things,” but didn’t mention The Rock’s name. I did.
A few days after the ceremony, Smith apologized to The Rock on social media and resigned from the Academy.
On Thursday’s comedy show, Rock also spoke about the incident, reportedly telling the crowd that Smith “beat me over a bull – kidding, the nicest joke I’ve ever told.”
The 57-year-old cartoonist hasn’t spoken much about slaps, but said last month that he was asked to host next year’s Oscar telecast and declined.
The rock was also present when Chappelle was attacked on stage at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles in May.
Thursday was the first of three UK shows on Chapelle and Rock’s tour. They will next perform at his O2 arena in London, followed by headlining sets across Europe.