Chris Rock Responds To Will Smith’s Apology

Chris Rock has seemingly responded to Will Smith’s apology video. During his set at London’s O2 Arena on Saturday (Sept. 3), Rock took time to address Smith and his July apology.

According to Deadline, Rock made a defiant statement toward the Fresh Prince, drawing a line in the sand between them.

“F**k your hostage video,” Chris expressed to the crowd. The comedian then dove a bit into the impact of Smith’s slap: “Yes, that sh*t hurt. He played Ali. I can’t even play Floyd Mayweather.”

Will uploaded his apology to YouTube on July 29, 2022. During the video, Smith took accountability for how he acted during the 2022 Oscars and directly addressed Rock. 

“Chris, I apologize to you. My behavior was unacceptable, and I’m here whenever you’re ready to talk,” the I Am Legend actor expressed.

“I want to apologize to Chris’ mother. I saw an interview that Chris’ mother did, and that was one of the things about that moment 

I didn’t realize, and I wasn’t thinking about how many people got hurt at that moment.”