Chris Rock Cracks ‘Suge Smith’ Joke After Will Smith Issues Public Apology, Will Says Jada Had NOTHING To Do With Oscars Slap

Chris Rock responds to the new, public apology Will Smith recently posted involving the Oscars slap heard around the world. Find out what they both said inside…

The aftermath continues on.

Fours months after the infamous Oscars slap "heard around the world," Hollywood actor Will Smith released a video apology to Chris Rock and his family for his actions on the night he won his very first Academy Award.

As you know, Will rushed the Oscars stage and slapped presenter Chris Rock across his face after he made an off-script joke about his wife Jada Pinkett-Smith’s bald head, comparing her to the G.I. Jane character.

During his first "Ego Death World Tour" show since Will released his apology video, the “Good Hair” host joked about the slap, dubbing Will “Suge Smith,” a play on the name of Death Row Records CEO Suge Knight (who is currently incarcerated).

The 57-year-old comedian hit the stage at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta on Sunday (July 31st) to basically subtweet Will onstage as he didn’t mention his name, but it was clear what he was referring to.

“Everybody is trying to be a f**king victim," he said. "If everybody claims to be a victim, then nobody will hear the real victims. Even me getting smacked by Suge Smith … I went to work the next day, I got kids."

”Anyone who says words hurt has never been punched in the face," he joked.

Early Friday morning, the King Richard star – who won the Best Actor award – took to Instagram to post a video apology to Chris. In the video – that almost six minutes – he apologized to Chris, Chris’ brother Tony Rock (who defended his brother), and their mother.

"I will say to you, Chris, I apologize to you. My behavior was unacceptable, and I’m here whenever you’re ready to talk."

The Pursuit of Happyness star answered questions that were raised on the internet following the Oscars slap. When asked why he didn’t apologize to Chris during his acceptance speech, he shared:

“I was fogged out by that point. It is all fuzzy. I’ve reached out to Chris and the message that came back is that, he’s not ready to talk. When he is, he will reach out. I will say to you, Chris, I apologize to you. My behavior was unacceptable and I am here whenever you are ready to talk. I want to apologize to Chris’s mother. I saw an interview [she] did, and that was one of the things I just didn’t realize. I wasn’t thinking, but how many people got hurt in that moment. I want to apologize to Chris’ mother, I want to apologize to Chris’s family, specifically Tony Rock. We had a great relationship. Tony Rock was my man. This is probably irreparable. I spent the last three months replaying and understanding the nuance and complexity of what happened in that moment. I’m not going to try to unpack all of that right now, but I can say to all of you, there is no part of me that thinks that was the right way to behave in that moment. No part of me that thinks that is the optimal way to handle a feeling of disrespect or insult.”

After Chris made the G.I. Jane joke, we all saw Jada roll her eyes in annoyance. Despite how the Internet tried to pin this altercation on Jada, Will confirmed she had nothing to do with his spontaneous actions.

“No. I made a choice on my own, from my own experience, and my history with Chris. Jada had nothing to do with it. I’m sorry, babe, and I want to say sorry to my kids and my family for the heat that I brought on all of us.”

He apologized to fellow Philly native Questlove for ruining his Oscar moment after winning the Academy Award for Best Documentary for his “Summer of Soul” doc.

“To all my fellow nominees, this is a community,” Will continued. “I won because you voted for me and it really breaks my heart to have stolen and tarnished your moment. I can still see Questlove’s eyes – it happened on Questlove’s award – and I am sorry isn’t really sufficient.”

In conclusion, Will said he’s human and he’s going to do everything in his power to put “light and love” into the world.

“Two things. One, disappointing people is my central trauma. I hate when I let people down, so it hurts me psychologically and emotionally that I didn’t live up to peoples’ image and impression of me. The work I am trying to do is, I am deeply remorseful and I’m trying to be remorseful without being ashamed of myself. I’m human and I made a mistake and I’m trying not to think of myself as a piece of shit so I would say to those people, I know it was confusing, I know it was shocking, but I promise you I am deeply devoted and committed to putting light and love and joy into the world. If you hang on, I promise we will be able to be friends again.”

Peep his apology video below:

 

 
 

 

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In April 2022, Will officially and voluntarily resigned from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, just weeks before his scheduled hearing, following his Oscars night slap. 

Will was also banned from attending Academy Awards ceremonies for the next 10 years.

Previously, Chris said he wasn’t addressing the Oscars slap until he got paid. However, he hit the stage at Madison Square Garden last weekend alongside Kevin Hart and Dave Chappelle where he broke his silence about the slap.

“Anyone who says ‘words hurt’ has never been punched in the face,” he shared.

In true Kevin Hart fashion, the Night School comedian brought a real-life goat out on stage and joked it was “Will Smith.”

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GOATS LINK UP: Dave Chappelle & Jay-Z Pop Up At Chris Rock & Kevin Hart’s Comedy Show At Madison Square Garden

Dave Chappelle made a surprise appearance to open up for Chris Rock and Kevin Hart’s comedy show at Madison Square Garden. Rap icon Jay-Z was in the mix as well. See the flicks and get the deets on what Chappelle said onstage following his drama in Minnesota inside…

Controversial comedian Dave Chapelle made an unannounced appearance to open up for Chris Rock and Kevin Hart’s sold-out comedy show at Madison Square Garden over the weekend.

 

 

 
 

 

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Hitting the stage with a cigarette in his hand, “The Closer” comedian joked about his recent venue drama in Minneapolis. The 48-year-old comedian was tapped to hit the stage at First Avenue, but the venue canceled his performance following heated protests outside of the venue and online in response to “transphobic jokes” Dave previously made. His show was moved 10 minutes away to another venue.

“Had to sneak my way in here,” he said when he hit the stage, addressing the backlash he received in Minneapolis. “Despite what you may have read about in the news, I’m okay. I appreciate the support.”

He referenced the criticism he’s received since his Netflix special, The Closer, and he “gets it” but then added, “I already spent the money.”

During his surprise opening set, he joked about being attacked by an audience member with a weapon while onstage performing at the Hollywood Bowl back in May. He joked that if his bodyguards weren’t wearing “dress shoes on the job” then they would have been able to make sure he was safe instead of “sliding all over the place like at a bowling alley.”

The controversial comedian joked that he hope his attacker catches monkeypox and he also went in on the New York Post. THR reports:

He kvetched that Chris Rock was able to get the first joke in after the scuffle that night (“was that Will Smith?”) and then admitted his follow-up gag (“that was a trans man”) didn’t merely bomb, it “set up another two-day news cycle.”

His real fury came at the press, particularly the New York Post, for calling the attack “alleged” when the incident was captured on video. He also accused the paper of putting words in the man’s mouth, urging the man to say he was triggered by Chappelle’s material. The comic claimed he knew the lines were fed, because he spoke to the man backstage for himself and “all he could say was”—at which point Chappelle made “cuckoo” noises.

He added that he hoped his attacker gets monkeypox in jail—“not that he should die, but his ass should itch for four to six weeks.” Chappelle also claimed the first call he got that night was from Louis C.K., whom he later shouted out, saying, “Louis, even if you get in trouble in the streets, you are my friend.”

After his surprise set, Chris Rock came out to perform and then Kevin Hart the stage.

After their performances, all three comedians commanded the stage where they cracked jokes on one another. Kevin told Chris he had a gift for him and then presented him with a GOAT wearing gold chains.

“I’m not taking care of that sh*t!” Chris shouted. HA!

“This is the worst night of this goat’s life,” Chappelle said.

“He’s just happy he’s not at a Jamaican restaurant!,” Chris responded.

The goat had an accident on stage, so Dave put a microphone to the goat’s mouth and asked, “How’s your first night in show business?” Obviously, the goat didn’t say anything, so Chappelle then asked, “What are we gonna call him?”

That’s when the infamous Oscars slap reference came in.

“Will Smith!” Kevin responded.

Oop.

As we told you earlier, Hip Hop mogul Jay-Z was also in the mix:

 

 

 
 

 

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Fun times.

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Dave Chappelle Clowns Protestors & Cancel Culture After Minneapolis Show Canceled & Moved Down The Street

Dave Chappelle is laughing in the face of cancel culture. After one venue canceled his show due to protestors and backlash surrounding the controversial comedian, it was moved to another venue and Dave went IN with the jokes. Find out what he said inside…

A venue in Minneapolis canceled Dave Chappelle’s scheduled stand-up comedy show, following heated protests outside of the venue in response to “transphobic jokes” Dave previously made.

The venue First Avenue canceled Dave Chappelle’s comedy show on Wednesday (July 20th), citing public backlash surrounding the controversial comedian. Folks were outside of the venue protesting Dave’s show and people were dragging the venue online for allowing him to perform.

Since Dave’s Netflix comedy special “The Closer” premiered in October 2021, folks in the LGBTQ+ community have been speaking out, and they feel many of the jokes he told were “transphobic."

In the cancellation announcement, First Avenue didn’t mention Dave’s trans jokes were the reason for the cancellation.

 

We hear you. Tonight’s show has been cancelled at First Avenue and is moving to the Varsity Theater. See our full statement for more. pic.twitter.com/tkf7rz0cc7

— First Avenue (@FirstAvenue) July 20, 2022

 

“To staff, artists, and our community, we hear you and we are sorry,” the venue said in a statement posted to Twitter. “We know we must hold ourselves to the highest standards, and we know we let you down."

Soon after, the comedy show was moved to Varsity Theater, which is about 10 minutes away from the previous venue. The venue said it would honor all First Avenue tickets that were originally purchased for the show. Separate shows had already been scheduled for Thursday and Friday at the Varsity Theater.

 

Attention Dave Chappelle Fans! The show scheduled for tonight at First Ave has now been moved to Varsity Theater. Your tickets from First Ave will be honored. Doors open at 8PM and we highly recommend arriving early.

This event will be a phone-free experience. pic.twitter.com/khrphPmqZo

— Varsity Theater (@VarsityTheater) July 20, 2022

 

Due to the overwhelming response, the venue added an additional show:

 

Due to overwhelming demand, we have added late shows starting at 10:30PM to Dave Chappelle on July 21 and July 22! Get yours before they’re gone: https://t.co/MxZYvHQ3yS pic.twitter.com/HxgjCtAtB2

— Varsity Theater (@VarsityTheater) July 19, 2022

 

As you know, Dave doesn’t shy away from controversy, so when he hit the stage at the Varsity Theater, he reacted to the protestors trying to cancel him. And – of course – he cracked jokes about it.

”I’d respect them more if there was at least one black person!,” he reportedly told the audience at the sold-out show.

A writer for the DailyMail attended the show and said the 48-year-old comedian rattled off jokes about cancel culture and his ongoing difficulty using pronouns. 

 

EXCLUSIVE: Dave Chappelle mocks protesters who forced him to move Minneapolis show https://t.co/7ZAcbjD9xP pic.twitter.com/5wfCOGKJQQ

— Daily Mail US (@DailyMail) July 22, 2022

He told the audience he found using the correct pronouns confusing “when the reproductive system is made out of words and semantics.”

”Comedy is just comedy,” he said when he hit the stage, noting 50 years ago, George Carlin was arrested for performing his “seven words you can’t say on television” routine.  The controversial comedian also joked about the infamous Oscars slap involving his homie Chris Rock and Will Smith.

DailyMail reports:

In particular, he kept coming back to a teen boy in the audience who said he wanted to be a comedian. Chappelle advised him to stay away from trans jokes. 

Concluding his routine, Chappelle urged his fans to greet animosity with love. And despite a small number of protesters who petitioned the show, the fans walked away smiling. 

The protesters didn’t stop fans from coming to the show, some coming in costumes including at least one dressed as Prince, a nod to one of Chappelle’s most famous sketches. 

Tonight, Dave Chappelle will hit the stage for two shows at the Varsity Theater. It appears cancel culture isn’t working on Dave. 

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Mo’Nique Announces Netflix Comedy Special & Movie With Lee Daniels After Settling Gender & Racial Discrimination Lawsuit

It’s the beginning of a new era for Mo’Nique! After settling her gender and racial discrimination lawsuit against Netflix, the comedienne has inked a comedy special with the streaming giant. More inside…

Mo’Nique is a testament of standing your ground and not folding under pressure.

A month after settling her gender and racial discrimination lawsuit against Netflix, the famed comedienne hopped on social media to share GREAT news: She has scored a stand-up comedy special with the streamer. Woot!

“Hey y’all it’s your girl Mo’Nique and I’m excited to say that I’ll be shooting my first Netflix special,” she said in a video Netflix posted to their official Twitter account. “In addition to reuniting with my friend, Director Lee Daniels on the Netflix film The Deliverance. You won’t want to miss either of them, so stay tuned! Thank you all and I love y’all to life!”

Peep the video below:

Thrilled to announce that Netflix is the home for the next original stand-up special from the groundbreaking, trailblazing, and iconic Mo’Nique! pic.twitter.com/VzBJ1H92RH

— Netflix (@netflix) July 19, 2022

 

The Oscar winner – who once claimed she was being blackballed in Hollywood – also share the video on her Instagram account.

As we previously told you, Mo, 54, is set to star in Lee Daniels’ Netflix film The Deliverance after they were able to hash out their differences. The Precious star and director reunited back in April:

 

 
 

 

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In 2018, Mo took to social media to blast Netflix about the unfair offer they approached her with for a comedy special. She said Netflix met with her about filming a new special…for only $500,000.  She was taken aback because Amy Schumer – who plenty of folks don’t think is all that funny – banked $11M out the gate for her special.  She actually got a couple million more after re-negotiating based on what her male counterparts like Dave Chappelle and Chris Rock were getting. 

 

 
 

 

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Mo ended up launching a boycott against Netflix for what she called “gender bias" and "color bias” by the company and then pulled the trigger on a lawsuit. 

Now, "The Parkers" alum is ready to collect the coin she was rightfully owed.

 

 
 

 

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By the way, she’s starring in the upcoming season of 50 Cent’s "BMF."

The future is looking bright for Mo! 

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Tony Rock Reacts To Rumors & Pics Of His Brother Chris Rock Dating Actress Lake Bell – ‘It’s A White Girl, So He’s Extra Handsome I Guess’

Tony Rock says he’s happy his brother Chris Rock is rumored to be dating actress Lake Bell. And since his brother is making headlines due to his dating life, Tony says he must be in the handsome category now. In fact, extra handsome since he’s dating a white woman. Oh. More inside….

Over the last month or so, there have been rumors swirling that comedian Chris Rock, 57, is currently dating actress Lake Bell, 43, after they were spotted out together on multiple outings in Los Angeles. And it turns out, Chris’ brother, Tony Rock, is totally here for it.

TMZ photogs ran into Tony Rock at LAX airport to ask him what he thought about his brother’s new chick and he said he’s “happy” about it. Jokingly, he said the fact Chris’ love life is getting so much attention means he’s no longer in the “ugly guy” category.

”As a brother, I’m very happy for him because number one, nobody cares who the ugly guys are dating, nobody cares who the ugly celebrities are dating. So, the fact that this is getting so much attention, I’m like ‘damn, they must think my brother’s kinda handsome.’ I’m happy for him to be in this new handsome light. They never put him in this handsome box before, but to care about who he’s dating, he must be in the handsome box now."

He joked that his brother must be “extra handsome” since a white girl is interested in him.

”It’s a white girl, so he’s extra handsome, I guess. She’s into him too and they usually don’t like us,” he said.

Tony said he hasn’t met Lake yet, but he’s looking forward to it.

Peep the clip below:

Chris Rock and Lake Bell continue to fuel dating rumors as they have been spotted several times together doing coupledom things in the last few weeks.

Chris Rock and Lake Bell fuel romance rumors with dinner date in LA https://t.co/IJF2nMz4il pic.twitter.com/07r1NXfO0E

— Page Six (@PageSix) July 3, 2022

The potential couple was seen laughing it up at a baseball game last month, on a dinner date in L.A., and taking a romantic scroll on the beach. 

Chris Rock and Lake Bell are continuing their dating escapades Tuesday as the couple was spotted together on Santa Monica beach — and TMZ has obtained photos of their romantic stroll. https://t.co/9X3YaHCPsU

— TMZ (@TMZ) July 5, 2022

They were also spotted having brunch in Santa Monica:

Chris Rock & Lake Bell were seen having brunch together the morning after their first public date night out https://t.co/SE7VOcfXEo pic.twitter.com/ijVBrYBMm2

— HollywoodLife (@HollywoodLife) July 6, 2022

 

Previously, Chris was married to Malaak Compton for nearly 20 years after tying the knot in 1996. They share two daughters: Lola and Zahra. Chris and Malaak finalized their divorce in 2016. He admitted to cheating on her with multiple women. Shortly after his divorce, the "Good Hair" star started dating Megalyn Echikunwoke. They were together for four years before they decided to call it quits. In 2020, he was rumored to be dating actress Carmen Ejogo, but that fizzled out quickly.

No surprise Tony Rock is speaking out about his brother’s love life considering how he went HAM on Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith over the infamous Oscars slap. Chris said he doesn’t plan on speaking about “the slap” until he lands a comedy special. We wonder what’s taking so long…

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‘Now, About Oscars Night…’ Jada Pinkett-Smith Hopes Will Smith & Chris Rock Can Reconcile After Oscars Slap

Jada Pinkett-Smith is speaking out for the first time since her husband, Will Smith, slapped comedian Chris Rock onstage during the 94th Academy Awards. Find out what she has to say about it all inside…

 

It’s been a little over two months since the Oscars SLAP heard all around the world. Now, it’s being addressed on “Red Table Talk.”

During the 94th Academy Awards, Will Smith got up out of his seat, walked onstage, and slapped comedian Chris Rock in the face for telling an off-script G.I. Jane joke aimed at his wife, Jada Pinkett-Smithdue to her bald head. As we all saw, Will was laughing when Chris first said the joke; however, he got angry after seeing how the joke negatively affected his wife, who is dealing with an autoimmune disease called alopecia, which causes hair loss.

For the first time in a super-emotional episode of her “Red Table Talk” series centered around alopecia, the Girls Trip actress – who was diagnosed with alopecia in 2018 – prefaced the episode by addressing the Oscars slap.

”Now, about Oscar night," she said, "my deepest hope is that these two intelligent, capable men have an opportunity to heal, talk this out, and reconcile. The state of the world today? We need them both, and we all actually need one another more than ever. Until then, Will and I are continuing to do what we have done for the last 28 years, and that’s keep figuring out this thing called life together. Thank you for listening."

Days after “the slap,” the Matrix Revolutions star took to social media to usher in a season of healing:

 

 
 

 

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The Oscars slap was first mentioned briefly in the first episode of Season 5, which kicked off in April.

“Considering all that has happened in the last few weeks, the Smith family has been focused on deep healing,” read a title card at the beginning of the first episode. “Some of the discoveries around our healing will be shared at the table when the time calls. Until then the table will continue offering itself to powerful, inspiring and healing testimonies like that of our incredibly impressive first guest.”

The newest “Red Table Talk” episode focused on people across the nation who are living with alopecia.

Joined by her mother, Adrienne Banfield-Norris, and daughter, Willow Smith, the Hollywood vet opened up more about the deep anxiety she feels over having alopecia. Over the years, she said she felt shame as a result of her hair loss, which further explained why Chris Rock’s jokes were hurtful.

”One of the reasons I thought this show was really important is because I had so much outreach from people who suffer from alopecia, have children who suffer from alopecia, and they don’t talk about it because there’s so much shame around it," she said. "There’s so many people walking around who have alopecia and that we don’t even know. I felt like it was so important to allow the alopecia community, our brothers and sisters, to tell their story. I think that people don’t understand what alopecia is and they don’t understand the effects of it."

During a tear-fill discussion, the mom of a 12-year-old girl (named Niki Ball)joined the table to tell her story. Her daughter, seventh grader Rio Allred, died by suicide after she was relentlessly bullied because of her appearance due to alopecia. She died two weeks before the Oscars slap.

Watch the emotional episode below:

Whew! We’re crying after this episode. Thoughts?

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Will Smith Tells David Letterman He Saw His Career Destroyed In ‘Hellish Psychological’ Vision (Before Oscars Slap)

Long before the infamous Oscars Slap, Will Smith had a vision where he lost his career, his money, his family…everything. He tells David Letterman about it on his Netflix show, “My Next Guest Needs No Introduction.” Deets inside…

Earlier this month, we told you Will Smith (as well as Cardi B) will appear in a new episode of David Letterman’s Netflix series, “My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman.”

We also told you Will’s interview was filmed BEFORE he walked up onstage to slap comedian Chris Rock for joking about Jada Pinkett Smith’s bald head during the live telecast of the 94th Academy Awards and to not expect the Hollywood actor to address the drama. Following the backlash, Will apologized to the Academy and Chris before resigning from the Academy.

Also, the episode was prefaced with a title card that read, "The episode was recorded prior to the 2022 Academy Awards ceremony."

However, the Oscar winner said something profound during the interview that seemingly foreshadowed what was to come.

While chatting it up with Letterman, the King Richard star said he had a terrifying vision about losing, essentially, everything. His money. His family. His career. Gone.

While on a two-year sabbatical, the 53-year-old jetted to Peru, where he went on 14 ayahuasca journeys.

In 2017, around the time I Am Legend was released, Will said he began to notice a "subtle sickness" involving an "addiction" to "material success.” To heal himself, he decided to take a break from work and not speak for two full weeks.

”I felt very confident that No. 1 movies were much more of an addiction than they were a fulfilling emotional endeavor," he said. "I correlated being the best with being able to have the love in my life that would make me feel safe."

The Bad Boys actor then started taking “journeys" on ayahuasca (a plant-based psychedelic) and one of the experiences forced him to face his fear of losing everything.

“One of the experiences was the individual most hellish psychological experience of my life,” Will shared.

“I’m drinking. I’m sitting there, and then, all of a sudden, it’s like I start seeing all of my money flying away and my house is flying away, and my career is gone,” he said. “And I’m trying to grab for my money and my career. My whole life is getting destroyed.”

”So this is your fear in real life?" Letterman asked.

”My fear," Will confirmed. "I’m in there and I’m wanting to vomit and all of that. And I hear a voice saying, ‘This is what the f*ck it is. This is what the f*ck life is. And I’m going, ‘Oh sh*t.’”

The actor then starts hearing his daughter, Willow Smith, screaming, "Daddy, help me! Daddy! How come you won’t help me?"

“And I’m like, ‘I don’t see you, baby,’” he said. “The shaman is like, ‘Relax, relax, relax.’ And she tells me, ‘Sit up.’ Then, slowly, I stopped caring about my money, I just wanted to get to Willow. I stopped caring about my house, about my career. And I get to the point where I settled down and the voice is still at 100%, I still hear Willow screaming. My money is still flying away, but I’m going [exhales] and I’m totally calm even though there’s hell going on in my mind.”

At that moment, he realized he could “live with the reality that at any moment, anything can be gone in one second."

”Anything that happens in my life, I can handle it. I can handle any person I lose, I can handle anything that goes wrong in my life, I can handle anything in my marriage, I can handle anything that this life has to offer me,” Will said.

Since the infamous Oscars slap, Netflix has yanked a few of his projects, including Bright 2 and a drama titled Fast and Loose. There were rumors Sony paused production for Bad Boys 4, also starring Martin Lawrence.

Tom Rothman, the chairman of Sony’s Motion Picture Group, said that’s not true.

"No. That was inaccurate,” Tom told Deadline. “That movie’s been in development and still is. There weren’t any brakes to pump because the car wasn’t moving. That was a very unfortunate thing that happened, and I don’t think it’s really my place to comment, except to say that I’ve known Will Smith for many years, and I know him to be a good person. That was an example of a very good person having a very bad moment, in front of the world. I believe his apology and regret is genuine, and I believe in forgiveness and redemption.”

So, there’s that. 

During the interview, Will also talked about the line in his memoir where he said he always felt like a coward.  

“The first line of the first chapter is, ‘I’ve always thought of myself as a coward,’” he said. “When I was 9 years old, I saw my father beat up my mother, and I didn’t do anything. And that just left a traumatic impression of myself as a coward.”

“Life is so exciting to me right now, because I can reach people differently than I’ve ever been able to reach people, largely because of my pain,” he said. “I’m really ready to dive into my art in a way that I think will be hopefully fulfilling for me and helpful for the human family.”

It’ll be interesting to see Will’s first official interview following the Oscars slap and if he’ll address it. Would you watch?

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Thandiwe Newton Reportedly Headed To Rehab After Explosive Fight With Channing Tatum On ‘Magic Mike’ Set Amid Split From Husband

Thandiwe Newton was axed from Magic Mike 3 after getting into a heated discussion with co-star/producer Channing Tatum over….the Oscars slap (of all things). Now, it being reported Thandie – who’s currently in the middle of a divorce from her estranged husband Ol Parker – is headed to rehab. All the details inside…

April 2022 hasn’t been the best for Thandiwe Newton.

Before we get into her personal struggles, we’d like to note the “Westworld” actress revealed that she is reverting to the original Zimbabwean spelling of her first name, Thandiwe.

As for what’s been going on behind-the-scenes, its being reported Thandiwe Newton is heading to rehab after her departure from the Magic Mike 3 film, titled Magic Mike’s Last Dance, following an explosive argument on set with star/producer Channing Tatum in London. The crew had been filming for 11 days before the incident.

So, what were they arguing about? Sources reveal they were arguing about Will Smith smacking Chris Rock at the Oscars. A spokesperson for the actress refuted a report from The Sun that alleged the argument is what led to her exiting the Magic Mike film. News traveled fast that she was fired from the movie due to the heated argument. 

The Sun didn’t clarify whose side of the Oscars slap Thandiwe and Channing took in their alleged disagreement.

A source told the Daily Mail the argument between Thandiwe and Channing was NOT the deciding factor for her exit. “This report is completely inaccurate,” the source said.

“Thandiwe Newton has made the difficult decision to step away from the production of Warner Bros. Pictures’ Magic Mike’s Last Dance to deal with family matters,” a spokesperson for the studio told Variety on Wednesday.

Variety reports producers ultimately decided to recast Thandiwe’s lead female role with Salma Hayek.

Sources told Page Six, Thandiwe has been battling “emotional and family problems” after separating from her husband of 24 years Ol Parker, who is a powerful movie executive, who spends a good deal of time at home with their three children.

“There is a lot going on in her personal life, she and her husband have separated. She seemed so stressed she even brought her two pet rabbits to her hotel for emotional support. She fired her UK agent of three decades, and then her US agent Gaby Morgerman flew in from Los Angeles to try to calm things down."

“Thandiwe’s team wants her to go to rehab for mental health support. She was supposed to leave immediately for a facility, they tried for a Malibu rehab, but they couldn’t take her. Arrangements are now being made to go to a facility in Arizona, if she agrees to go.”

Despite the on-screen drama, the source said Thandiwe and Channing remain on good terms.

We hope she gets the help she needs during this difficult time.

 

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Chris Rock Is NOT Talking About Will Smith Oscars Slap Until He Gets Paid, Will Is BANNED From Academy + Jada Pinkett Smith Makes First Post-Oscars Appearance Solo

On the heels of Will Smith being banned from the Academy for ten years, Chris Rock says he’s not talking about the Will Smith Oscars slap until he gets PAID. Meanwhile, Jada Pinkett-Smith made her first post-Oscars appearance solo. More inside…

Chris Rock says he’s not uttering a word about being slapped by Will Smith at the Oscars until someone drops him a bag!

Over the weekend, the “Good Hair” host hit the stage for his live comedy show at Fantasy Springs in Palm Springs, California where he told attendees that he doesn’t plan on sharing his side of the Oscars slap heard around the world until he’s financially compensated to do so.

“I’m OK. I have a whole show and I’m not talking about that until I get paid,” the 57-year-old comedian said according to the Desert Sun newspaper. “Life is good. I got my hearing back,” he joked. 

It’s the second time Chris has addressed the drama. During his March 30th show Boston’s The Wilbur, he told the crowd he was “still kind of processing what happened.” Meanwhile, Chris’ brother, Tony Rock, popped off on Will AND Jada during a recent comedy sow, saying he didn’t have anything to lose, so it’s basically whatever. Hmph. 

By the way, Chris’ comedy show tickets have skyrocketed and so has Will’s memoir sales since "the slap." 

Chris’ jokes about the altercation came hours after the Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences BANNED Will from attending the Oscars for 10 years due to “the slap.” There were online debates as fans questioned if Will’s Oscar Award would be taken from him. After meetings with board members, the famed Hollywood actor will be allowed to keep his Best Actor Award, which he won for King Richard.

“The Board of Governors has decided, for a period of 10 years, from April 8, 2022, Mr. Smith shall not be permitted to attend any Academy events or programs in person or virtually, including but not limited to the Academy Awards,” the Academy said Friday (Apr. 8th).

“We want to express our deep gratitude to Mr. Rock for maintaining his composure under extraordinary circumstances. We also want to thank our hosts, nominees, presenters and winners for their poise and grace during our telecast.”

The world has been debating about the controversial slap for weeks now. You’ll recall, the King Richard star walked up on stage and slapped Chris in the face on live television after the comedian made a G.I. Joke about Jada Pinkett-Smith’s bald head. She has been battling hair loss since she was diagnosed with alopecia. Since then, Will has issued several apologies and even resigned from the Academy. 

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Jada Pinkett Smith put the internet slander of her name behind her and made her first public appearance since her husband slapped Chris at the 94th Academy Awards.

Looking like a golden goddess in a strapless gown, the "Red Table Talk" host joined her friends Shonda Rhimes and Debbie Allen in L.A. to celebrate the grand opening of the Rhimes Performing Arts Center, which will serve as the home for the new Debbie Allen Dance Academy. Inside the new 24,000-square ft. space is a studio named after the Smiths, according to Broadway World.

 

Samuel L. Jackson, LaTanya Richardson Jackson, Shonda Rhimes, Debbie Allen, Jada Pinkett Smith all here posing together…it feels like people are trying to avoid more #Oscars talk because Shonda, Debbie and Jada all declined interviews. pic.twitter.com/Om9NRox8xu

— Chris Gardner (@chrissgardner) April 10, 2022

 

Swipe through below to go inside the grand opening, which features appearance from several of your faves including Jennifer Hudson, Billy Porter, Samuel L. Jackson and more:

 

 

 
 

 

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Will Smith RESIGNS From Academy Over Chris Rock Oscars Slap + Tony Rock – ‘You Gone Hit My Brother Because Your B**** Gave You A Side Eye?’

Will Smith has voluntarily resigned from the Academy, just weeks before his scheduled hearing. Also, Tony Rock Chris Rock’s brother, has responded to the Oscars clap (again) where he goes off on Will & Jada Pinkett-Smith onstage during a comedy show. Get all of the details inside…

The post-Oscars slap drama continues.

Yesterday, Will Smith officially and voluntarily resigned from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, just weeks before his scheduled hearing, following his Oscars night slap.

In a statement, the King Richard star said he is “heartbroken” over the incident, apologized to Chris Rock again, and said that he will accept any further punishment the organization believes is suitable.

“I have directly responded to the Academy’s disciplinary hearing notice, and I will fully accept any and all consequences for my conduct. My actions at the 94th Academy Awards presentation were shocking, painful, and inexcusable,” the 53-year-old actor said in a statement.

”The list of those I have hurt is long and includes Chris, his family, many of my dear friends and loved ones, all those in attendance, and global audiences at home. I betrayed the trust of the Academy. I deprived other nominees and winners of their opportunity to celebrate and be celebrated for their extraordinary work. I am heartbroken. I want to put the focus back on those who deserve attention for their achievements and allow the Academy to get back to the incredible work it does to support creativity and artistry in film. So, I am resigning from membership in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and will accept any further consequences the Board deems appropriate.

”Change takes time and I am committed to doing the work to ensure that I never again allow violence to overtake reason.”

Academy president David Rubin responded to Will’s resignation. “We have received and accepted Mr. Will Smith’s immediate resignation from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences,” Rubin said in a statement. “We will continue to move forward with our disciplinary proceedings against Mr. Smith for violations of the Academy’s Standards of Conduct, in advance of our next scheduled board meeting on April 18.”

So, what does it mean now that Will – who accepted the Best Actor award after slapping Chris Rock – has resigned?

Well, he can no longer enjoy the benefits that members are afforded, which include access to movie screeners and he loses his privilege to vote for potential nominees. Right now, it’s unclear whether Will will be able to attend future Academy events, but that will be determined once the Academy board reaches a decision later this month. 

The Academy’s code of conduct – which was revised during the wake of the #METOO movement – includes disciplinary measures that "may include private reprimand, public reprimand, temporary or permanent loss of privileges to attend and participate in Academy events or activities, temporary or permanent loss of eligibility to receive or hold or revocation of Academy awards or honors, temporary or permanent loss of eligibility to hold Academy service and volunteer roles, or other sanctions that the Academy in its sole discretion may deem appropriate."

Regardless of the punishment, Will Smith will still be able to keep his Oscar award. 

While presenting Best Documentary, Will Smith calmly walked on stage and slapped Chris after the comedian told an unvetted “G.I. Jane” joke about the actor’s wife, Jada Pinkett-Smith. He made the joke in reference to Jada’s bald head, not knowing she has been suffering from hair loss due to alopecia.

Later, the Academy released a statement (their 2nd one) where they said Will was asked to leave, but he refused. Will’s camp DENIES anyone asked him to leave and said Oscars producer Will Packer urged him to stay. During an interview with “Good Morning America,” Will Packer said he felt Will should stay at the request of Chris Rock, however, folks in Chris’ camp say that’s not the truth.

Watch his interview below:

 

EXCLUSIVE: #Oscars show producer Will Packer (@WillPowerPacker) talks about the moment that stunned the world. @TJHolmes reports. pic.twitter.com/983BgFIVKt

— GMA3: What You Need To Know (@ABCGMA3) April 1, 2022

 

A few days ago, Tony Rock – Chris Rock’s brother – hopped on Twitter for his weekly Q&A with his fans where he responded to several tweets that asked questions about incident. He called the slap “foul," revealed he didn’t approve of Will’s IG apology, and said he had plans on responding to Will for putting his hands on his brother.

 

 

 
 

 

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Well, he responded (again) during a stand-up show in Raleigh, North Carolina, days after Chris said he was "still processing" everything. He walked out to Tupac’s “Ambitions az a Ridah” before he proceed to pop off about the Oscars slap.

“Oh, we on Pac for the rest of the year!, he yelled. “Let’s set some ground rules tonight. If I say anything tonight anyone got a f*cking problem with, you got one motherf*cking option what you can do about it: Absolutely nothing! If you think you gonna to walk up on this stage, this ain’t the motherf*cking Oscars!” Tony started off his show, warning folks in the audience.

“And if you walk your a** up here, you ain’t nominated for sh*t but these motherf*cking hands! Oh, we going on Pac the rest of the year, n***a. Every time you see me do a show, Pac!”

The comedian then proceeded to disrespect Jada, which was totally unnecessary, especially since she didn’t even do anything.

“I didn’t want to start the show like that!,” he continued, throwing his hands in the air. “You gonna hit my motherf*cking brother because your b*tch gave you a side-eye?”

”Oh, it’s a lot of Rock brothers. It’s ten of us, you gone have to see all of us. I just wanted to let y’all know that shit ain’t gone ride. I don’t have a to of shit to lose n***a.”

Watch the clip below:

We def understand standing up for your brother, but why did he have to disrespect Jada to do so?

 

Tony Rock calling jada a “B*tch because his brother got slapped is so pussy. Failing to realize the disrespect is why he got slapped in the first place.

— Vibes w/ the Virgo (@OnlyTrustKay) April 2, 2022

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Chris Rock SLAMMED By South Asian ‘Summer of Soul’ Producer For Giving Oscar To ‘Questlove & 4 White Guys’

There’s MORE Oscars drama following “the slap.” South Asian producer Joseph Patel called Chris Rock a “f*****g d*ck” for giving the Best Documentary Oscar to Questlove and “4 white guys.” More inside…

Will Smith wasn’t the only person pissed at Chris Rock’s Oscars jokes.

”Summer of Soul” producer Joseph Patel is LIVID over the way Chris Rock cracked a joke when announcing the winner for Best Documentary at the 2022 Oscars.

Director Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson, along with Joseph Patel, Robert Fyvolent and David Dinerstein, were awarded the Oscar for Best Documentary, although their moment was overshadowed by the now-infamous “Oscars slap.” As they walked up to the stage, Chris introduced them as “Amir Thompson and four white guys.”

Jospeh Patel is pissed, especially since he’s the first South Asian filmmaker to win an Oscar for documentary feature and the third South Asian artist to win an Oscar Sunday night

In a now deleted Twitter thread, Joseph Patel tweeted, “What I didn’t hear in that moment walking to stage but was told of afterwards is what Chris Rock said when reading our name from the winner’s card – The winner is ‘Summer of Soul…Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson and … 4 white guys.’ WHAT IN THE ACTUAL F*CK?????”

The South Asian producer said he was angry with Chris Rock and Will Smith because they “robbed” them of their Oscars moment.

“Once we realized the Chris Rock/Will Smith interaction wasn’t a bit, everything got turned upside down. Everyone was still trying to make sense of it when Chris persevered and started to read the nominees,” he said in one of the deleted tweets.

“The reason that makes me SO SO VERY ANGRY is because I was so proud to be one of a handful of South Asians to have ever won an Oscar in the history of the award. I was ecstatic that I was the third South Asian to win that night — after [Riz Ahmed] and Aneil Karia won earlier in the night for ‘The Long Goodbye.’ Three South Asians winning on the same night — that’s never happened before! And it’s meaningful! It’s history!”

“I think what Will did was selfish. It robbed the category of its moment. It robbed the other excellent and amazing films of their moment to be acknowledged in what was a STRONG year for docs. And it robbed ‘Summer of Soul’ and our team of our moment. Of a loud, enthusiastic cheer for a celebrated film,” he continued.

He tweeted he and his collaborators “were in shock walking to the stage — not because of winning but because we, too, were still trying to make sense of what happened. Then Will hugs [Questlove] and daps me up. I didn’t even know it was happening in the moment. Still in shock.”

“What a sh – – ty, disrespectful thing to do. AND HERE’S THE THING…. It wasn’t that Chris Rock was under stress. He made the same joke the night before on stage at the Roots Jam!,” he tweeted.

“[I’m] angry at Will Smith. Angry at Chris Rock. Angry for me. Angry for Ahmir. Angry for my fellow filmmakers. Thank you, Chris — you absolute f*****g d*ck.”

Damn.

Patel wasn’t the only one mad about Chris’ “4 white guys” joke. Several people are demanding he issue an apology for discrediting their hard work.

 

Lordt. 

Watch Chris Rock’s "white guys" joke and their acceptance speech below: 

 

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Chris Rock Addresses ‘The Slap’ + Academy Claims Will Refused To Leave, Sources Say That’s A LIE + NEW Video Appears To Show Jada Laughing

 

Chris Rock was met with several standing ovations as he publicly addressed the “Oscars Slap” for the first time. Meanwhile, the Academy released a statement claiming Will Smith refused to leave the ceremony after the now-infamous blow, however, folks in his camp say that’s a LIE!

 

Also, there’s a new video from a different angle that appears to show Jada Pinkett-Smith laughing after her husband slapped the comedian onstage. Everything inside…

Chris Rock says he’s “still processing” what happened at the 2022 Oscars.

Last night, the famed comedian, who is currently on his "Ego Death Tour," hit the stage for a scheduled performance at Boston’s Wilbur Theatre from March 30th – April 1st. 

 

Fans lined up for comedian Chris Rock’s first standup performance at the Wilbur Theatre in Boston following the #Oscars https://t.co/iVSdtJeOvu pic.twitter.com/NXsnWxMP6f

— Reuters (@Reuters) March 31, 2022

 

As the saying goes, any publicity is good publicity because ticket sales for Chris Rock’s upcoming comedy tour, "Ego Death World Tour" are BOOMING following “the slap.” Ticket sales have seen a 200% increase where prices have gone from $46 per ticket on March 18th to a minimum of $341 now.

Making an emotional return to the spotlight for the first time since Will Smith slapped him at the Oscars, the 57-year-old went before a sold-out crowd, who stood for a few minutes to greet him with a standing ovation. In fact, he received two back-to-back standing ovations that lasted several minutes that caused him to get emotional.

”Let me be all misty and sh*t,” the comedian said, with tears in his eyes. "I don’t have a bunch of sh*t to say about that, so if you came here for that…’ he said, and paused. "I had written a whole show before this weekend."

"I’m still processing what happened, so at some point I’ll talk about that sh*t," he continued. "It’ll be serious. It’ll be funny, but right now I’m going to tell some jokes."

Then, he jokingly asked, "How was YOUR weekend?" to which the audience responded with laughter.

 

There’s a small media frenzy outside the Wilbur Theatre in Boston, where Chris Rock is making his first public appearance since Will Smith slapped him at the #Oscars pic.twitter.com/mD5YeYgVf5

— Rebecca Rubin (@rebeccaarubin) March 30, 2022

 

At the beginning of his set, he made it clear that he didn’t have plans on going in depth about the “the slap” and said he would give a full response later.

"I haven’t talked to anyone, despite what you heard,” he told the audience, likely in reference to what Diddy said about them already squashing their beef. 

 

Watch a clip from the show below: 

Peep reactions from fans who saw the show below:

While Chris received a standing ovation, some comedy fans told reporters after the show that they wanted their money back.

While Chris didn’t have much to say about the incident, his brother/comedian Tony Rock sure did. He did a Q&A on Twitter where he answered questions fans asked him about the Oscars fiasco.

”What are you going to do to Will?,” one fan asked.

”Respond,” Tony responded.

”How did you feel about the Oscar fiasco?,” someone else asked.

”Foul,” he said.

Swipe below for more of his responses: 

 

 
 

 

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Overnight, a new video that shows a different angle of the Oscars slap aftermath surfaced (that originally appeared on TikTok).

 

 
 

 

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It appears to show Jada Pinkett-Smith laughing after her husband slapped Chris following the “G.I. Jane” joke Chris told as he was presenting Best Documentary.

As Will walked back to his seat after slapping Chris, the comedian said, “Wow, Will Smith just smacked the sh*t out of me.”

“Keep my wife’s name out of your f*cking mouth,” Will yelled back.

The show went on with Chris dubbing the altercation as “the greatest night in the history of television,” in which it appeared Jada chuckled. Peep the clip above.

The “Good Hair” host may find himself in additional drama as show producers were reportedly not aware he was going to tell the "G.I. Jane" joke. According to production sources, Chris did NOT tell that joke during rehearsals and they claim the joke was unvetted before the live show.

Power 105’s “The Breakfast Club” host Charlamagne the God said he spoke to Chris and he claims Chris didn’t know Jada is suffering from alopecia.

Not long after the now-infamous slap, the Academy asked the King Richard star to leave and he refused – at least that’s what they’re claiming in a third statement about the incident.

“Mr. Smith’s actions at the 94th Oscars were a deeply shocking, traumatic event to witness in-person and on television,” the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences wrote in a Wednesday, March 30th, statement via the Associated Press. “Mr. Rock, we apologize to you for what you experienced on our stage and thank you for your resilience in that moment. We also apologize to our nominees, guests and viewers for what transpired during what should have been a celebratory event.”

The statement continued: “Things unfolded in a way we could not have anticipated. While we would like to clarify that Mr. Smith was asked to leave the ceremony and refused, we also recognize we could have handled the situation differently.”

Not so fast! Folks in Will’s camp say that’s a lie. Sources claim Will was never asked to leave and that Oscars producer Will Packer even asked him to stay. TMZ reports:

We’re told there was a split among the officials … some did want him booted, but others did not. There were various discussions during several commercial breaks, but they never reached a consensus.

We’re told Will was aware there was talk about asking him to leave the theater. During one of the commercial breaks, we’re told Oscars producer Will Packer walked up to Will and said, "We do not want you to leave" … this according to our sources.

Will Packer walked up to Will Smith just after 8 PM, around 35 minutes after the slap. That’s when he told Will he could stay, according to our sources. Will won the Best Actor Award around 5 minutes later.

 

So, what’s really good?! 

The Academy’s board of governors held a metting to initiate disciplinary proceedings against Will for violations against their standards of conduct. The Academy said the Bad Boys For Life star has the opportunity to defend himself in a written response before the board meets again on April 18th.

On Monday, the Concussion star apologized to Chris Rock (for the first time) and apologized to the Academy (again) for his actions that he said were "out of line.”

Comedian Wanda Sykes – who co-hosted the Oscars with Regina Hall and Amy Schumer – appeared on the “Ellen DeGeneres Show” where she said it was “gross” that Will was allowed to remain at the awards show after he slapped Chris Rock. After the slap, she said Chris came up to her and apologized for causing drama on her big night.

Watch her interview below:

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An interview where the “Good Hair” host talks about being in therapy due to experiencing trauma throughout his entire life has resurfaced, causing some folks to feel more empathy for him. Check it out above.

Thoughts?

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BLESSING AND A CURSE? ‘The Oscars Slap’ Just Generated A BIGGER Bag For Chris Rock’s Upcoming Comedy Tour, But Didn’t Help The Ratings

“The Oscars Slap” just earned a Chris Rock a bigger bag as he’s set to embark on his “Ego Death World Tour.” Ticket sales have skyrocketed since Will Smith slapped the comedian in the face live during the Oscars ceremony. Deets on the booming ticket sales and more inside…

 

The world seems torn on who was right and who was wrong after Will Smith got up out his seat and slapped presenter Chris Rock at the 2022 Oscars in defense of his wife, Jada Pinkett-Smith.

Some people feel like the edgy comedian got exactly what he deserved for improvising the joke since it hadn’t been vetted before the show. #TeamWillSmith feels the comedian should have known better:

 

This is why people aren’t mad that Chris Rock got slapped and don’t gaf about all the comedians crying about how violence over a joke is unacceptable. Y’all hide behind comedy to be disgusting and degrading towards people. https://t.co/5UGPlwIZQy

— Ed (@edmermaiden) March 29, 2022

 

 

If Chris Rock is gonna do one thing it’s make fun of Black women for white dudes’ approval. It’s his calling card. pic.twitter.com/em1q6zBTLj

— David Dennis Jr. (@DavidDTSS) March 29, 2022

 

 

Chris Rock owes Jada Pinkett Smith and Black Women an apology. #TheView pic.twitter.com/jNhC3kPEhi

— The Chanteezy For Real (@iamchanteezy) March 29, 2022

 

 

wild how will smith isn’t allowed to be outraged and defend his wife without white people trying to cancel him and saying they’re "uncomfortable" but they were fine with all the accused sexual predators in the industry

— diana (@caffekook) March 28, 2022

 

 

Chris Rock got what he deserved Black women will not be the butt of a joke to make a room filled with white people laugh. Will Smith should have given him both hands

— Tri da Villain (@THEEEhottie) March 28, 2022

 

Meanwhile, others felt Will Smith was out of pocket, calling Chris the victim who was just doing his job:

 

#CHRISROCK IS A GOOD GUY HE WAS ONLY DOING HIS JOB AND #WILLSMITH WAS WRONG AND WILL SMITH KNOWS HOW THE STAND UP COMEDY GAME IS PLAYED BECAUSE WILL SMITH IS ALSO A COMEDIAN WHO HAS DONE SKITS ITS NOT PERSONAL ITS A COMEDIAN DOING HIS JOB
ITS NEVER PERSONAL EVERYBODY KNOWS THAT. pic.twitter.com/pkQemjhiNv

— Chase1253 (@Roadmaster1253) March 29, 2022

 

 

Chris Rock did nothing wrong. He’s the hero sef… such a class act.

Took an L on behalf of the Smiths.

— Alhamdu Yaro (@abbati) March 28, 2022

 

 

The iconic Laugh Factory has changed its marquee in support of Chris Rock in the wake of the Oscars debacle in which the comedian was slapped by Will Smith. https://t.co/gHbVSrAYCv pic.twitter.com/tIMZB7UShv

— CBS Los Angeles (@CBSLA) March 29, 2022

 

 

Whoopi is right that Chris Rock was the adult in this situation and I felt like people are victim shaming Chris instead of giving him his praise for staying calm during the ordeal. #TheView

— Ashley (@Ashcatcam) March 29, 2022

 

 

Will Smith isn’t tough. Chris Rock is tough. He gets sucker slapped by a brooding egoist and then never even TOUCHES his face. Doesn’t leave, doesn’t lose it, doesn’t hold a presser, simply carries on flawlessly, for the sake of the next winner. Amazing. pic.twitter.com/8CtZbHbdcZ

— Rick Reilly (@ReillyRick) March 29, 2022

 

 

Chris Rock is a professional. On top of not being talented enough he showed me why I can’t host the Oscars. I would’ve walked Will’s azz all over that stage. Don’t care how mad you are over a joke. You ain’t slapping me. Wish somebody that sang “Summer time” would slapped me!

— Ryan Clark (@Realrclark25) March 28, 2022

 

The Academy condemned Will’s action and has launched an investigation. The “Good Hair” host may find himself in additional drama as show producers were reportedly not aware he was going to tell the "G.I. Jane" joke. According to production sources, Chris did NOT tell that joke during rehearsals and they claim the joke was unvetted before the live show, according to US Weekly. 

It’s been reported Chris will NOT press charges and decided not to file a police report. Power 105’s "The Breakfast Club" co-host Charlamagne tha God said he spoke with Chris after the Oscars and he told him that he wasn’t aware of Jada’s condition.

 

 

 
 

 

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As the saying goes, any publicity is good publicity because ticket sales for Chris Rock’s upcoming comedy tour, "Ego Death World Tour" are BOOMING following “the slap.”

 

We sold more tickets to see Chris Rock overnight than we did in the past month combined.

— TickPick (@TickPick) March 28, 2022

 

Ticketing site TickPick tweeted they sold more tickets to Chris’ “Ego Death World Tour” comedy show overnight (following the Oscars) than it sold over the past month combined. TickPick revealed the price for the tickets on the secondary market jumped over 200%, from $46 per ticket on March 18th to a minimum of $341 now.

 

Chris Rock performs at Wilbur Theatre on Wednesday…

$46: Cheapest ticket sold on March 18th

$411: Cheapest ticket currently available

(Data via @TickPick)

— Kyle Zorn (@Kyle_Zorn) March 28, 2022

 

Cray.

It’s Chris Rock’s first comedy tour in five years, which he promised "all-new material" and an "introspective" program that would be "very personal and very funny." The famed comedian is set to perform at Boston’s Wilbur Theatre from March 30th – April 1st.

Do you think he’ll address “The Oscars Slap?!”

He’s also going on a mini comedy tour with Kevin Hart this summer:

 

 

 
 

 

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By the way, the Oscars altercation is seemingly benefitting Chris Rock, however, it didn’t help ratings. According to Deadline, the Oscars raked in 16.6 million viewers, which is the second lowest ratings for the show…ever. Bloop!

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OSCARS SLAP AFTERMATH: Will Smith Apologizes To Chris Rock, Jada Breaks Her Silence + G.I. Jane Joke NOT Vetted Before Show, Academy Launches Formal Investigation

A lot has happened following “The Slap” at the Oscars: Will Smith just apologized to Chris Rock for slapping him onstage during the Academy Awards ceremony. Jada Pinkett-Smith breaks her silence with a message of “healing.” Reports also now suggest the “G.I. Jane” joke Chris said was NOT vetted before the show and he may be in trouble with The Academy.

 

Everything inside…

Will Smith made his first public and formal apology to Chris Rock after Sunday’s SLAP heard across the world. After initially defending his actions during his Best Actor acceptance speech, the first-time Oscar winner backtracked to condemn his own actions, saying violence is and poison. Previously, he apologized to everyone else, except Chris.

Now, he has apologized to Chris, as well as the Academy, producers, attendees and everyone watching.

“Violence in all of its forms is poisonous and destructive. My behavior at last night’s Academy Awards was unacceptable and inexcusable,” the King Richard star wrote in an Instagram post.

The 2022 Oscars took an unexpected turn when Will Smith open-hand slapped Chris Rock in the face after the comedian made a joke about Will’s wife, Jada Pinkett-Smith before presenting the award for Best Documentary. He suggested Jada should star in “G.I. Jane 2,” which was a dig at her bald head. Over the last few years, the "Red Table Talk" host has been open about her battle with alopecia and having to shave her head.

“Jokes at my expense are a part of the job, but a joke about Jada’s medical condition was too much for me to bear and I reacted emotionally,” Will wrote in an Instagram post last night. “I would like to publicly apologize to you, Chris. I was out of line and I was wrong. I am embarrassed and my actions were not indicative of the man I want to be. There is no place for violence in a world of love and kindness.”

The veteran actor went on to apologize to the Academy again, everyone involved and watching the show, as well as his King Richard family.

“I deeply regret that my behavior has stained what has been an otherwise gorgeous journey for all of us,” he wrote. “I am a work in progress.”

Check it:

 

It’s been reported Chris Rock will NOT press charges and decided not to file a police report. Power 105’s "The Breakfast Club" co-host Charlamagne tha God said he spoke with Chris Rock after the Oscars and he told him that he wasn’t aware of Jada’s condition: 

 

 

 
 

 

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Following Will’s apology, his wife, Jada Pinkett-Smith broke her silence with a message of “healing” just an hour ago.

“This is a season for healing and I’m for it,” Jada shared on her IG this morning, two days after “the slap.” While she didn’t specifically point out what she’s referring to, it’s safe to believe it’s at least in part about the Oscars fiasco.

The Academy Awards condemned Will’s actions and said they would be launching a full investigation. In a second statement, the Academy said: "The Academy condemns the actions of Mr. Smith at last night’s show. We have officially started a formal review around the incident and will explore further action and consequences in accordance with our Bylaws, Standards of Conduct and California law."

The Academy’s standards of conduct state that the organization can take disciplinary actions including revoking awards. The View co-host Whoopi Goldberg, who’s also an Oscar winner and former host, voiced her own thoughts on the fate of Smith’s Oscar.

 

Whoopi Goldberg said today that she accepts Will Smith’s apology for slapping Chris Rock at the #Oscars Sunday, but that “There are consequences. There are big consequences because nobody is OK with what happened. Nobody, nobody, nobody.”https://t.co/cmpaJ20fYP

— Deadline Hollywood (@DEADLINE) March 29, 2022

 

“We’re not going to take that Oscar from him,” she said during a “Hot Topics” segment about the Academy Awards. “There will be consequences, I’m sure, but I don’t think that’s what they’ll do — particularly because Chris said, ‘Listen, I’m not pressing any charges.’”

Chris Rock may find himself in additional drama as show producers were reportedly not aware he was going to tell that joke. According to production sources, Chris did NOT tell that joke during rehearsals and they claim the joke was unvetted before the live show, according to US Weekly. 

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Ha!  It was all good just a couple decades ago….

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Diddy Claims Will & Chris Squashed Their Beef, Others Say That’s False & They Haven’t Even Spoken + Will Smith Gets Hella Jiggy With Fam At Oscars Afterparty

Seemingly unbothered by the dramatic events during the Oscars ceremony, Will Smith turned up with his family and industry friends at the Vanity Fair afterparty to celebrate his first Oscar win. Watch the Academy Award winner cut a rug on the dance floor, plus what Diddy said about Will & Chris Rock squashing their “beef” (that other reports dispute) inside…

During the Oscars ceremony, Diddy mentioned Will Smith & Chris Rock would resolve their issues “like family” after the show after Will slapped Chris hard AF during the show. 

 

Aye Diddy is hilarious man pic.twitter.com/Ox4VhcQ5hp

— Reggie Chatman Jr. (@ReggieChatman) March 28, 2022

 

Later, the Hip Hop mogul confirmed to Page Six that Will & Chris had already squashed their beef.

“That’s not a problem. That’s over. I can confirm that. It’s all love. They’re brothers,” Diddy said.

However, other reports say otherwise. 

Sources told TMZ that Will and Chris haven’t even spoke to one another after the slap, let alone settled anything. The source explained Chris walked straight to his dressing room after the "the slap" and said there has not been any communication between Will and Chris. A person in Chris’ camp said the comedian had "no intention of staying" initially.

The source also noted Chris Rock didn’t have any idea Jada Pinkett-Smith had alopecia and that he "doesn’t have a mean bone in his body."

In 2018, Jada revealed she was battling alopecia and has been vocal about her hair loss and having to shave her head.

After Chris made the "G.I. Jane" joke, you could tell the Girls Trip actress was visibly annoyed by the joke.

Despite the drama, The Smith family enjoyed Will’s epic accomplishment. 

 

 
 

 

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It was a monumental night for Will Smith during the 94th Annual Academy Awards ceremony. Drama aside, the Hollywood veteran won his first ever Oscars Award! He nabbed the gold statue for his role as Richard Williams – the father of tennis greats Venus and Serena Williams – in the critically acclaimed film, King Richard.

After the controversial slap, Will made his way to the Vanity Fair afterparty held at the Wallis Annenberg Center in Beverly Hills to turn up with his family and industry friends to celebrate his first Academy Award.

On the way inside the bash, Will snapped it up on the carpet with his wife Jada Pinkett Smith, and their children, Trey, Jaden and Willow Smith.

Peep the clip below:

 

 

"King Richard" star Will Smith smiles and poses for photos with Jada Pinkett Smith and their family outside the Vanity Fair party, after Smith won the best actor Oscar and slapped Chris Rock at the ceremony. pic.twitter.com/eUoGV9MpFq

— AP Entertainment (@APEntertainment) March 28, 2022

 

 

The famed actor “got Jiggy” to some of his own classic hits, including “Get Jiggy With It,” “Welcome to Miami” and “Summertime” on the dance floor while holding his gold Oscar statue. Get into it below:

 

 

Will Smith is at the #VanityFairOscarParty dancing with his Oscar to ‘Gettin Jiggy With It.’ pic.twitter.com/PvKrRICQEN

— Ramin Setoodeh (@RaminSetoodeh) March 28, 2022

 

 

Will Smith holding court at the Vanity Fair party, dancing to his hits pic.twitter.com/PtX7tnsNKS

— nekesa mumbi moody (@nekesamumbi) March 28, 2022

 

 

Will Smith dancing with his #Oscar  at the Vanity Fair party on Sunday evening. pic.twitter.com/cQhqczmBPU

— Dave Bondy (@DaveBondyTV) March 28, 2022

 

 

Will Smith slapped Chris Rock and got Jiggy With It at the after party. What a move. pic.twitter.com/Pkh9eikgbs

— Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) March 28, 2022

 

During the party, reporters for the Associated Press asked celebs what they thought about Will slapping Chris Rock after the comedian made a joke about Will’s wife, Jada Pinkett-Smith. Check it:

 

Will Smith’s shocking Oscars stage confrontation with Chris Rock was the talk of the Vanity Fair party. Henry Golding says "there’s something deeper to be discussed." pic.twitter.com/OVcFSu3XpH

— AP Entertainment (@APEntertainment) March 28, 2022

 

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The King Richard star shared a video of himself and Jada getting ready for the event, which he captioned, “Me ‘n @jadapinkettsmith got all dressed up to choose chaos.”

 

After slapping Chris Rock, he hopped in his own comments and wrote, “You can’t invite people from Philly or Baltimore nowhere!!” Oop!

We’ve rounded up more flicks from the Oscars afterparty scene in our gallery below! 

 

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BACK OUTSIDE FOR THE 2022 OSCARS!

Will Smith WINS Academy Award For Best Actor As King Richard – His Very Emotional Acceptance Speech!

Will Smith slapping the sh-t out of Chris Rock live on the Oscars stage might be the most talked about part of tonight, but it wasn’t the only MAJOR moment involving the prince of Philly.  You’ll have to call him Academy Award Winner Will Smith from now on.  His emotional acceptance speech about fiercely protecting family and his apology inside.

 

As we were all still reeling from the slap seen and heard around the world, Will Smith was announced as the winner of the Oscar for Best Actor.  It’s been a long award season, with Will clearly the front runner after winning at most of the big Award shows, but it was still somewhat alarming to see him be announced as the winner minutes after he had just done the wildest ish on national television.

Accepting his award, Smith said, "I am overwhelmed by what God is calling on me to do in this world."  He spoke about how playing Richard Williams opened him up to loving harder and protecting his family fiercely, a clear nod to his actions just minutes prior when he walked on stage to deliver a huge slap to Chris Rock’s face after he cracked a joke about Jada’s bald head.

Will apologized during his speech, but not to Chris Rock.

"I want to apologize to the Academy.  I want to apologize to all my fellow nominees.This is a beautiful moment and I’m not crying for winning an award."

Will also acknowledged what legendary actor – and fellow Best Actor nominee – Denzel Washington spoke into him during the commercial break after the altercation.

“At your highest moment, be careful. That’s when the devil comes for you,” he said Denzel told him.

Well that’s a word for us all.

Watch Will’s tearful speech about love, protection, family and why he’s doing things differently in his life from now on:

You can tell that him working through his issues with his abusive father (like never feeling like he stood up to him) that he spoke about in his memoir as well as channeling the ultimate fierce protector Richard Williams in King Richard has definitely affected him at his core.

Will’s ex-wife Sheree Zampino, the Smith children and fam were backstage cheering him on as well:

 

 
 

 

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Congrats to Will on a well earned Academy Award.  What a time!

 

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ISSA REUNION! BET+ Set To Host ‘Martin’ 30th Anniversary Special With Martin Lawrence & Original Cast!

”Martin” fans get excited! BET+ is set to host a “Martin” reunion special to celebrate the hit comedy show’s 30th anniversary. And the original cast – including leads Martin Lawrence & Tisha Campbell – will star in it. Deets inside…

It’s official! A “Martin” reunion is coming soon.

Three decades after the series debut, Martin Lawrence and the cast, including Tisha Campbell, Tichina Arnold and Carl Anthony Payne II will be joining forces as part of a BET+ reunion special, hosted by Affion Crockett. As you know, Thomas Mikal Ford died in 2016 at the age of 52, so they’ll likely pay tribute to him in a special way as taping will take place today (February 20th).

The special is set to air later this year.

“To be able to sit here 30 years later with this amazing cast that has had such an impact on pop culture is truly a blessing,” Martin Lawrence said. “I am always humbled that the fans still want more of the show and its characters. I am looking forward to the reunion special.”

It doesn’t end there. The special will also feature some “surprise guests,” which will likely include some pop-up appearances by celebs who made guest appearances on the show throughout the years, including Tracy Morgan, Kim Coles, Tommy Davidson, Chris Rock, Snoop Dogg, Billy Dee Williams, Mr. T, Jackie Chan and more.

”Martin” became a HIT series for FOX when it premiered in 1992. It aired for five seasons before wrapping up in 1997.

As they prepare for the reunion special, Tisha has been sharing some behind-the-scenes clips:

 

 
 

 

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The “Martin” 30th anniversary special will include interviews with the cast, original directors, musical performances and behind-the-scenes commentary on the importance and impact of the show, according to Deadline.

“Martin is one of the most beloved sitcoms in our community, both because it is hugely entertaining and because it played a pivotal role in changing the narrative of Black voices in entertainment and in culture through the portrayal of young, ambitious Black leads and healthy Black relationships,” said Scott Mills, CEO of BET. “Decades later, that representation is still just as important, which is why we’re so excited to honor a series that put Black culture front and center on our platform that embraces Black culture every day.”

Fans are excited for the reunion – while also missing Tommy – Martin’s best friend on the show:

So happy we’re getting a “Martin” reunion. I’m really going to miss Tommy’s jokes, and how funny his laugh was. RIP Tommy. pic.twitter.com/WqruZnLrUz

— Jermaine (@JermaineWatkins) February 20, 2022

I love watching Martin, but it’s hard watching a reunion without the big dog. RIP Tommy. pic.twitter.com/X41CeijcdS

— I’m a Master of None, anymore question? (@english_shamar) February 20, 2022

A Martin reunion without Tommy just isn’t the same. RIP Tommy https://t.co/GPZ8U3eAW8 pic.twitter.com/cnLu2z7N54

— UrbanNoizeRmx (@UrbanNoize2) February 20, 2022

Can’t wait for the “Martin” reunion special.
Rest in peace, Thomas Mikal Ford.

— Champagne Chaé (@lachaeim) February 20, 2022

Like Fresh Prince reunion, Martin reunion is gonna be sad bcuz Tommy isn’t here with us….

RIP Tommy! https://t.co/YFvaziBJXt

— CAINE da CONQUEROR (@CaineCoko) February 20, 2022

Wow….so there’s going to be a reunion for Martin.
And without Thomas Mikal Ford, who passed away in 2016.
I’m going into this reunion show as if Tommy couldn’t make it…because he’s at work.
RIP Tommy.

— Jimmy the Vaccinated (@JayDukes) February 20, 2022

The reunion show will be executive produced by Stan Lathan (Sanaa Lathan’s father), written by Nile Evans and Bentley Kyle Evans, who also serves as a co-executive producer. Jesse Collins Entertainment’s Brittany Brazil is also a producer.

The special will also be executive produced by Martin Lawrence, his brother Robert Lawrence, Rae Proctor and Stacy Lyles through his company Run Tel Dat Entertainment, along with Jesse Collins and Dionne Harmon of Jesse Collins Entertainment. Jeannae RouzanClay has been tapped to be the showrunner.

Fans are curious if the cast will touch on sexual harassment lawsuit filed by Tisha, who played Gina Waters, in 1997.

"It was all a lot of bullsh*t,” Martin said about the lawsuit in GQ magazine back in 2020. “Just whoever’s side it was, it was bullsh*t,” he continued.

The suit was settled out of court.

”We don’t need to talk about something that just didn’t happen. So I just decided to walk away from the show. I just decided to end it. People said that I got canceled, but that wasn’t the case. I decided to just leave the show,” he explained.

Despite the suit, Martin said he still had love for Tisha.

“I love Tisha. I’ve seen her then and now, now and then, always with nothing but love. I have nothing but love for her, and I always have,” he shared.

 

 

 
 

 

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In 2018, Martin, Tisha, Tichina reunited for a lunch date, which started the reboot rumors.

We’re totally here for it. All five seasons are currently streaming on BET+ to get you ready for the reunion special. Y’all ready?!

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POPCORN & CHILL: A WINTER MOVIE GUIDE FOR TheYBFers!

Jay Williams GRILLS Stephen A. Smith For Not Having The Same Energy With Aaron Rodgers – Who LIED About Being Vaxxed – That He Had For Kyrie Irving

ESPN analyst Jay Williams had some words for fellow sports analyst Stephen A. Smith, asking him why he didn’t have the same energy towards Aaron Rodgers – who lied about being COVID-19 vaccinated – as he had with Kyrie Irving, who has been transparent about his vaccination status. Watch the buzzy clip inside…

KEEP. THAT. SAME. ENERGY.

Jay Williams – former NBA player-turned-ESPN analyst – peeped how fellow sports analyst Stephen A. Smith drastically changed up his tune about professional athletes being vaccinated. And he called him out on it on national television.

For weeks now, "First Take" co-host Stephen A. Smith has been going off about NBA baller Kyrie Irving refusing to get the COVID-19 vaccine, calling the situation “some of the stupidest nonsense” he’s ever seen, and blasted Kyrie.

He made some fair points, citing Kyrie having a pattern of using excuses to plat when e wants and to appear "smarter" than everyone else with an air of arrogance. But still, it’s Kyrie’s choice to miss games and money just as it was the Nets’ choice to enforce the state mandate.

Peep him going off just a few weeks ago:

"I’ve been covering the NBA now for almost 25 years. This is some of the stupidest nonsense I’ve ever seen. Just flat-out stupid."@stephenasmith reacts to the latest reports on Kyrie Irving. pic.twitter.com/zmAGP2oM3x

— First Take (@FirstTake) October 13, 2021

Now that we’ve learned NFL quarterback Aaron Rodgers has tested positive for COVID-19 and he’s unvaccinated while not having at least abided by mask or social distancing rules, it seems Stephen’s energy has shifted. According to ESPN, "The NFL has considered Rodgers as unvaccinated since the start of the season."

In August, the Green Bay Packers QB said he was "immunized" when asked if he had been vaccinated, leaving people to believe he did, in fact, get the COVID-19 vaccine. That wasn’t the case. Not only that, Aaron Rodgers attended team meetings and practices without wearing a mask and he also was partying it up at the Packers’ Halloween bash last weekend maskless.

When "First Take" began this morning to talk about Aaron Rodgers’ COVID drama, Stephen A. Smith called Aaron Rodgers a liar, but his tone was drastically different than when he was discussing Kyrie not getting vaccinated. So, Jay Williams called him out on it.

Check it:

In his rebuttal, Stephen A. Smith argued his energy levels were based on how the two discussions were presented to him. He claims his energy was high while discussing Kyrie because he was in the middle of a debate and that’s why Aaron Rodgers didn’t receive that same energy. Hmph. Peep the rest below:

Fans reacted to what they believe are double standards in Stephen A. Smith’s reporting:

S/o to Jay Williams for calling out Stephan A for being hypocritical on the Kyrie vs Aaron Rodgers situation pic.twitter.com/QQAqD9BKVU

— T.Cat  (@TcatMPS) November 4, 2021

No matter how this man @stephenasmith try to spin it, you were spot on Jay! I was furious yesterday watching them downplay this yesterday. And the voiceless are the unvaccinated people that live places that mandate the vaccine, that’s losing their jobs over it.#Egregious

— Som (@KindaOutSpoken) November 4, 2021

Jay Williams callin out Stephen A on First Take. lmaooooo he spent all that time goin at Kyrie when Ky hadn’t made a statement yet. Meanwhile Aaron Rodgers flat out lied and he playin it cool. Nigga is a coon man.

— will (@dtewill) November 4, 2021

How is Aaron Rodgers fighting? He literally lied to the media to avoid scrutiny pic.twitter.com/rkURywp369

— Drew (@Banned_Drew) November 3, 2021

The media bashed Kyrie Irving for not being vaccinated. But Aaron Rodgers isn’t vaccinated and he’s given a pass by media hypocrites like Stephen A. Smith. pic.twitter.com/jnzXOHGV60

— Terry Swoope (@TerrySwoope) November 3, 2021

Stephen A Smith keeping the same energy with Aaron Rodgers as he did with Kyrie Irving? pic.twitter.com/jFjqK7Ymw2

— FACTUAL OPINIONS OF DRED (@FACTUALOPINION0) November 3, 2021

 

Thoughts?

Speaking of Kyrie and vaccinations….

Chris Rock was at Brooklyn Steel last night to introduce The Strokes…but first he roasted anti-vaxxers and gave everyone a new name for them pic.twitter.com/Aa6dhg4arg

— Wu-Tang Is For The Children (@WUTangKids) November 4, 2021

Actor/Comedian Chris Rock hit the stage in NYC – where guests have to be vaccinated to attend events – to clown Kyrie Irving and anti-vaxxers.

Before introducing The Strokes to perform at Brooklyn Steel last night, the famed comedian cracked a few COVID jokes and slammed Kyrie for refusing to get vaccinated.To be fair, anti-vaxxers have also been vocal in belittling and criticizing those who chose to listen to science, calling them "brainwashed"..

"I haven’t seen any shows since COVID," the Brooklyn native said to the crowd. "Has anybody been like ‘Throw your masks in the air and wave ’em like you just don’t care?’ Where my anti-vaxxers at?," he asked the crowd.

A few folks yelled out.

He responded, "You f*cking dumb Kyrie m*thafuckas."

Then, he continued with a punchline joke about Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine being the "food stamp" of vaccine brands. Peep the clips above and below:

.@chrisrock for @BoredApeYC pic.twitter.com/eDTWtUGEq9

— nydoorman (@NYDoorman) November 4, 2021

Oop.

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Dave Chappelle & POTUS Obama Inducts Jay-Z In Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame + Hov Gives Dame Dash A Shoutout During Speech

Of course, heavyhitters like Dave Chappelle and Barack Obama were chosen to induct Jay-Z into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2021. Watch Hov get his flowers, plus peep the shoutout he gave his former business partner Dame Dash inside…

 

"He is ours. He is Hip-Hop. Forever," and ever, and a day. Dave Chappelle said as he honored Jay-Z at the 2021 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame ceremony in Cleveland, Ohio.

The famed comedian is a long time fan of the Hip Hop legend, so it was only right he helped induct the Hip Hop legend into the prestigious Hall.

“I would like to apologize to…Nah, I’m just f*ckin’ with ya,” Dave joked, seemingly poking fun at the "cancel" drama surrounding him over jokes he made in his Netflix special "The Closer," which pissed off the trans community.

“He is going to show us how far we can go if we can just get ahold of the opportunity,” Ohio native Dave Chappelle said about Jay-Z Saturday at the Rock Hall induction. “He has his people’s heart…We love him more than you can ever recognize him for.” https://t.co/2mYvPgtHwT pic.twitter.com/PscTPbxkIk

— clevelanddotcom (@clevelanddotcom) October 31, 2021

“I need everybody in rock and roll to know, that even though you are honoring him, he is ours,” Chappelle continued. “You embody Black excellence," Chappelle said to Hov.

 

The famed comedian gave a profound speech, sharing how much of an impact he has been to the culture. 

“I can sit up here tonight and talk about his acumen as a businessman. I can talk about his accomplishments in music,” Chappelle said. “But what is important for everyone in this room to know is what he means to us. What he means to his culture.”

“He is going to show us how far we can go if we can just get ahold of the opportunity,” Chappelle said. “He has his people’s heart…We love him more than you can ever recognize him for.”

 

 
 

 

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Hov’s induction also featured a pre-recorded message from former President Barack Obama:

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— Consequence (@consequence) October 31, 2021

"I’ve turned to Jay-Z’s words at different points in my life, whether I was brushing dirt off my shoulder on the campaign trail, or sampling his lyrics on the Edmund Pettus Bridge on the 50th anniversary of the Selma march to Montgomery," said POTUS.

Hov’s introduction also featured a star-studded clip of celebrities, rapping his lyrics and giving him his flowers, including Beyoncé, his daughter Blue Ivy, Rihanna, LeBron James, Chris Rock, Sean "Diddy" Combs, Samuel L. Jackson, Pharrell, Regina King, Lin-Manuel Miranda, John Legend, Common, Chris Rock, H.E.R., and Jamie Foxx. Check it out below:

Barack Obama, Beyonce, LeBron James, Chris Rock, Rihanna, Diddy and many more welcome Jay-Z to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in an incredible tribute video pic.twitter.com/tS5WozDK3W

— XXL Magazine (@XXL) October 31, 2021

Delivering the longest speech of the night, the Hip Hop mogul made sure to give props to his former business partner/Roc-A-Fella co-founder Dame Dash:

 

 
 

 

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“I would watch these guys, and you know they had big rope chains, and they wore leather, and sometimes even the red-black-green medallions, and whatever they wore, everybody would wear the next day,” Jay-Z said in his acceptance speech, referencing inductee LL Cool J, too. “And I was like, ‘That’s what I want to do. I want to be like those guys.’ And so I set out on my journey, writing at my table—shout out to Dr. Gloria Carter in the house, she bought me the green notebook.”

“We was like we gonna create our own company, you know? That’s hip-hop. And we created this company called Roc-A-Fella Records,” he said. “Shout out to Dame [Dash]; I know we don’t see eye to eye, but I can never erase your accomplishments, and I appreciate you and thank you for that. And shout out to [Kareem] ‘Biggs’ [Burke]; he’s one of the most honorable people I’ve ever met. We created something that will probably never be duplicated.”

Check out clips from Hov’s acceptance speech above and below: 

 

 
 

 

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You can watch his full speech below: 

Check out more flicks from the event, including appearances from Jay’s mom, Dr. Gloria Carter, actress Angela Bassett, Roc Nation exec Lenny Santiago, Tim Witherspoon (Kelly Rowland’s husband) and more:

 

 
 

 

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Hov snapped it up with rap pioneer LL Cool J, who was also inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. In addition to the rap legends, Tina Turner, Carole King, Todd Rundgren, the Go-Go’s, Foo Fighters, Billy Preston, Randy Rhoads, Kraftwerk, Charley Patton, Gil Scott-Heron, and Clarence Avant were inducted this year.

 

Inside the ceremony…

Netflix co-CEO Ted Sarandos was spotted laughing it up with Dave Chappelle in a public show of support after the trans community (including Netflix employees) tried to cancel the comedian over his transgender jokes in "The Closer." The streaming giant refused to take down Chappelle’s comedy special from the platform despite public outrage over the comedian’s jokes.

The famed comedian embraced Ted’s wife, Nicole Avant, who is the daughter of former Motown Chairman Clarence Avant. Her father – dubbed the Black Godfather of Music – was also inducted into the Rock Hall, so they were there to celebrate him as well.

It doesn’t appear Mrs. Carter was not in attendance, but we wouldn’t be surprised if she popped up with some flicks from the event on her social media accounts. Y’all know how Bey does.

After the event…

Thank you to everyone in that video package , I’m definitely gonna cry in the car .

— Mr. Carter (@sc) October 31, 2021

In my excitement , I failed to prize, and acknowledge JAZ-O, he was the hometown hero that made the dream tangible . Thank you good man… ok let me lose this password for another year or so . Thank you all again , incredibly humbled by your love .

— Mr. Carter (@sc) October 31, 2021

The 51-year-old entertainer took to Twitter to thank everyone for their kind words in the tribute video and he also gave a shoutout to Jaz-O after forgetting to give him his props during his acceptance speech.

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REPORT: COVID Has Now Killed As Many Americans As 1918 Flu Pandemic + Nas & Chris Rock Share Their COVID Experiences

As COVID numbers continue to rise, the number of American deaths are as many as the 1918-19 influenza pandemic. More about the rising numbers and how it compares to a previous pandemic inside…

COVID-19 numbers are continuing to rise. And even with vaccines available, the numbers are continuing to creep up.

According to new reports, COVID-19 has now killed as many Americans as the 1918 influenza pandemic. The influenza pandemic killed at least 50 million people worldwide, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which is equivalent in proportion to 200 million in today’s global population. An estimated 675,000 of those deaths are Americans, and the number continues to rise.

 

 
 

 

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We’re now 18 months into the COVID-19 pandemic and at least 675,446 Americans have been confirmed to have died from the virus since the onset, according to data collected by Johns Hopkins University, although the real number is believed to be higher.

The virus has claimed more American lives than its counterpart a hundred years ago when the US population was just one-third of what it is today.

ABC News reports:

The influenza outbreak of 1918 began in the spring, with the novel H1N1 virus passing from birds to humans, and lasted for approximately two years. Approximately one-third of the world’s population at that time, or 500 million people, was ultimately estimated to have been infected, according to the CDC.

Like the 1918 flu, doctors and scientists hope Covid will become a mild seasonal bug as human immunity strengthens through vaccination and repeated infection. However, that will take time if it happens at all.

“We hope it will be like getting a cold, but there’s no guarantee,” said Emory University biologist Rustom Antia, who suggests an optimistic scenario in which this could happen over a few years.

With colder months ahead, there could be another COVID surge with the University of Washington’s influential model projecting an additional 100,000 or so Americans will die of COVID-19 by Jan. 1, which would bring the overall US toll to 776,000.

Right now, the US currently has a coronavirus case fatality rate of 1.6%, compared to the 2.5% fatality rate for influenza in 1918. Compared on a per-capita basis, the influenza pandemic of 1918 was far deadlier than the COVID pandemic, according to Christopher McKnight Nichols, associate professor of history at Oregon State University.

"The difference is that 1 in 500 Americans have died now, and about 1 in 152 died in 1918, although our number keeps going up," Nichols told ABC News.

Experts – practicing, board certified physicians and licensed scientist – all over the world said it will take everyone getting on board to get vaccinated in order to make an impact on the COVID-19 death toll. The more people that have the vaccine, the lesser of an impact the virus will have and will also lessen it’s mutations due to there being less viral load going around. 

Until then, the vaccine is extremely beneficial in preventing individuals from having such horrific symptoms that they require hospitalization.  Many hospitals all over the country are at peak capacity with no available beds and could eventually choose which patients can be admitted.  This includes ALL patients (heart attacks, car accidents, cancer, etc.), not just Covid.  So the importance of preventing hospitalizations as much as possible is clear.

Recently, Nicki Minaj made headlines after she was accused of sharing misinformation about the COVID-19 vaccine. She got into a social media feud with MSNBC’s Joy-Ann Reid about why she hasn’t received the vaccine yet.

 

 
 

 

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Rapper Nas recently opened up about his battle with COVID-19 in a cover story for EBONY magazine’s upcoming October issue.

“I caught COVID in late October,” Nas shared. “This is the first time [I’m] mentioning it. It was a tough time. It was mentally and physically hard,” the 48-year-old added. “It’s just today’s world, with chemical warfare, crazy politics, racism, food shortages, police malpractice, Black-on-Black murder. The human spirit is being tested. I think that God has a plan for all of this. But right now, we’re in a serious time.”

Comedian Chris Rock recently revealed he has COVID and encouraged his fans to get vaccinated:

"Hey guys I just found out I have COVID, trust me you don’t want this. Get vaccinated," he tweeted.

Have you been vaccinated? Share your stories in the comments!

Photo: Photo: CKA/Shutterstock

Jay-Z Reunites With Kanye On ‘DONDA’ Album, Celebs, Kim & The Kids And Fans Pack Out Listening Party In ATL

 

The Throne back? That’s what fans think is about to happen, seeing that Jay-Z hopped on one of Kanye‘s tracks for the first time in, like, forever.  Deets from inside the DONDA listening party below.

 

Kanye West is back, and folks and their short memories are back to loving him as if his 2020 shenanigans (and plenty before then) never happened.  Now, he’s being called a "marketing genius" for his DONDA roll out, even though the album itself has still yet to hit music platforms as of 2:45AM Friday morning.

Yet and still, the Atlanta listening party was packed out with industry faves and fans.  As for why he chose Atlanta, well, he was actually born there before growing up in Chicago, and we know that could be a salute to his mother whom the album is named after.

Rappers and actors – from Rick Ross to Chris Tucker to Lil Wayne – hit up the Theater inside Mercedes Benz Stadium to listen to DONDA for the first time Thursday evening.  ‘Ye donned a stocking cap mask and an all red Yeezy x Gap look and orange Yeezy sneakers while surprising everybody with a Jay-Z collabo, "Guess Who’s Going To Jail Tonight".

Yes, Little Brother has reunited with Big Brother, so it seems.  And it’s not lost on us it only took a divorce announcement from Kanye & Kim for this to happen.

Anyways, the song had folks in their feelings and overjoyed.  Folks were tweeting left and right that this could signify The Throne 2 could happen, but we shall see.  What we do know is, Hov finished his verse for the track just a few hours before the listening party started. (Kanye also seemed to write some of the music super recently since he referenced the Bucks’ win on one song.)

Kanye West and Jay-Z #DONDA (Via @davesaitama)pic.twitter.com/8cTsS2zgdI

— Elite Media Group (@TheEliteMedia_) July 23, 2021

 

HOV did the verse today!!!! At 4pm

— Young Guru (@Young_Guru) July 23, 2021

Interesting.

 

Roddy Rich’s collabo and the collabo ft. Travis Scott & Baby Keem also had Twitter on 100:

 

Roddy Ricch on #DONDA @kanyewest pic.twitter.com/MPikGDa65t

— RICCHHHHHHHH (@overtimeroddy) July 23, 2021

 

 

TRAVIS SCOTT, BABY KEEM & KANYE WEST #DONDA pic.twitter.com/k0dS6aEpJ2

— .// (@9xx6xx) July 23, 2021

 

Kim Kardashian is at Kanye’s Donda event with their childrenpic.twitter.com/4dkM6fvY87

— XXL Magazine (@XXL) July 23, 2021

Kanye’s estranged wife Kim Kardashian – in an all red suit that matched Kanye’s – and their four children — daughters North, 8, and Chicago, 3, plus sons Saint, 5½, and Psalm, 2 — were also spotted in the crowd for the occasion, as well as sister Khloé Kardashian, of course. We haven’t heard if his new ting Irina was in the mix. That would be mad awkward if she was, since Kanye dropped to his knees during one song called "Love Unconditionally" where he said "I’m losing my family / I’m losing my family / I’m losing my family," which seemed to be a not so subtle nod to his estranged wife and their kids.

 

"Genius marketing" or genuine emotion? Who knows…

Jermaine Dupri and daughter, Rick Ross, Chris Rock, ASAP Ferg, Lil Wayne, Jeezy, fans turned out for the event:

 

 
 

 

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You can watch the entire listening party of the unfinished album below:

 

 

Are y’all feeling it?

I’m sorry but Kanye West sold out a 72k capacity stadium for a listening party to not release the album #DONDA pic.twitter.com/ikEb5A337U

— Roman (@RomanGreekGod) July 23, 2021

The album is scheduled to drop today, July 23rd, but we shall see.

 

 

Photo: Getty

HOT COUPLEDOM: Beyoncé & Jay-Z Bring Their 13th Wedding Anniversary Vibes To Miami For Pharrell’s Hotel Opening

The Carters celebrated their 13th wedding anniversary on both coasts. Go inside Beyoncé & Jay-Z’s trips to Vegas and Miami inside…

*cues up Tony Toni Tone’s “Anniversary”*

 

 
 

 

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The Carters made sure to keep the wedding anniversary festivities going this with some bi-costal fun.

Beyoncé & Jay-Z hit up the east and west coast to celebrate their 13th wedding anniversary. And Bey served up boss vibes in a Area Spring 2020 custom name-chain power suit to explore Las Vegas with her man. The suit featured the Area logo as well as Beyoncé’s name.

Bey’s stylist, Zerina Akers, added gold nameplate necklaces that read “Beyoncé” to finish the look. And Mrs. Carter was turning heads in Sin City, per usual:

 

 
 

 

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The "Drunk In Love" spouses tied the knot on April 4, 2008. Since their anniversary, the Carters have been living it up…

 

 
 

 

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After living it up in Sin City, Mr. & Mrs. Carter jetted to Miami to turn up.

Beyoncé & JAY-Z seen spending the weekend in Miami, FL — Apr. 16th. pic.twitter.com/8BJfyl7K9o

— BEYONCÉ LEGION (@Bey_Legion) April 19, 2021

Bey shared flicks from her personal stash and – of course – photogs caught her making moves in an Auné mesh minidress paired with a neon Meda “Hanna” bag.

 

 
 

 

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They pulled up on their homie Pharrell while there.

The superproducer is making boss moves in different lanes. He and his business partner David Grutman have successfully opened The Goodtime Hotel in Miami Beach. Several celebs were in the mix to congratulate Pharrell and David on their brand new hotel. Other celebs in attendance included both Bey & Jay, Rick Ross, Future, Cuba Gooding Jr. Timbaland, Chris Rock, Kim Kardashian West and more.

 

Pharrell celebrates the opening of his new goodtime hotel in Miami with Future, Rick Ross, and Timbaland pic.twitter.com/BL11mHFWVO

— Rap-Up (@RapUp) April 17, 2021

 

“It’s good vibes, good energy, good karma, good food, good music, good environment, good vibration,” said Pharrell in an interview with business of Luxury. “Come there one way, and then you leave vibrating. We call it spiritual Wi-Fi,” he said.

Peep flicks from the event below:

 

 
 

 

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Beyoncé & JAY-Z seen arriving in Los Angeles, CA — Apr. 18th. pic.twitter.com/Oim0tmaO0d

— BEYONCÉ LEGION (@Bey_Legion) April 19, 2021

Happy Anniversary to Hip Hop Royalty! 

Photo: Bey’s IG

SURPRISE! Comedian Tony Rock Is A New Dad!

Congrats are in order for comedian Tony Rock. He is now a dad! More inside…

Tony Rock has something to smile about during this pandemic. He just welcomed his first child, a son, into the world.

The 45-year-old comedian made the announcement of his son’s arrival on his Instagram account with an emotional caption. He shared a sweet pic of his baby boy with a Bible verse attached that explains the love between a father and a son.

”I’ve been so incredibly overwhelmed with emotions I couldn’t find the words. One of my favorite scriptures will be more than sufficient,” he wrote.

 

 

 
 

 

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I’ve been so incredibly overwhelmed with emotions I couldn’t find the words. One of my favorite scriptures will be more than sufficient… "He that loveth his Son causeth him oft to feel the rod, that he may have joy of him in the end. He that chastiseth his Son shall have joy in him, and shall rejoice of him among his acquaintances. He that teacheth his Son grieveth the enemy: and before his friends he shall rejoice of him. Though his Father die, yet he is as though he were not dead: for he hath left one behind him that is like himself. While he lived, he saw and rejoiced in him: and when he died, he was not sorrowful. For he left behind him an avenger against his enemies, and one that shall requite kindness to his friends" #RocktheWorldForever #ThePrinceofTheRockEmpire

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Adorbs. No mention of the child’s mother, though, if you’re wondering.

We know Tony is uber ecstatic to have a baby of his own, coming from a large family himself. As you know, the Brooklyn native the younger brother of comedian Chris Rock, but he also has six other siblings.

As for how he’s handling the pandemic, he won’t be going anywhere until they start opening up "white" businesses:

 

Staying home until white people stuff opens back up. Not just the club, barbershop, hookah spot. I see a trend. https://t.co/GwZlkm6S0q

— Tony Rock (@TONYROCK) April 29, 2020

 

Oop.

Congrats Tony Rock and welcome to fatherhood!

Photo: Tony’s IG

Chief Keef – Minute

[Hook]
I like, I like, I like, I like hunnits
On my, mother, fuckin’ mind is money (Ghost)
Riding Rolls Royce lookin’ like some money
Been riding with that uhhh, and a hundred O
Know these niggas wanna be petty
Makeup, these bitches wanna be pretty
Rider, make her put the heater in her panties
Got gas pussy, I’ll beat her in a minute

[Verse 1]
I ain’t got a minute
Baby wait a minute
Before you start, you gon’ need to finish
Every fuckin’ text, you don’t need a sentence
You a good girl, you don’t need a menace
Ridin’ in the car, lookin’ at the stars
Cause I dropped the top, this been done before
I done got the cops, focused on the car
Bitch up in the passenger, [?] sellin’ wash
Walked in double G, lookin’ for a fit
Step up on my kicks, I’ma have a fit
I’m ridin’ in a Porsche, lookin’ like a scorch
Photo shoot on the Porsche
So much designer, I’m endorsed

[Hook]
I like, I like, I like, I like hunnits
On my, mother, fuckin’ mind is money (Ghost)
Riding Rolls Royce lookin’ like some money
Been riding with that uhhh, and a hundred O
Know these niggas wanna be petty
Makeup, these bitches wanna be pretty
Rider, make her put the heater in her panties
Got gas pussy, I’ll beat her in a minute

[Verse 2]
Dolla, dolla bill y’all, we play big ball
You think it’s on a crate, how that bitch sit tall
Get the car waxed, and had the dirt ripped off
Boy, that shit ain’t real, those some Gucci rip offs
These ain’t out, these some Hermes flip flops
You thought that you saw these, you sniffin’ Chris Rock
I’m in that tic-toc, and I’m making pit stops
2 4 40’s, bitch we got big blocks
The dope, dope, dope keep me calm
This fuckin’ chinchilla keep me warm
It’s Chief So, it’s Turbo, it’s a bomb
Off this [?] loud pack, aka alarm

[Hook]
I like, I like, I like, I like hunnits
On my, mother, fuckin’ mind is money (Ghost)
Riding Rolls Royce lookin’ like some money
Been riding with that uhhh, and a hundred O
Know these niggas wanna be petty
Makeup, these bitches wanna be pretty
Rider, make her put the heater in her panties
Got gas pussy, I’ll beat her in a minute

Danny Brown – Ain’t It Funny

Verbal couture
Parkour
With the metaphors
The flow house of horror
Dead bolted with metal doors
Grinch bitch
Six sense
With a nose drip
Mind skydive
Sniffing bumps
In the cockpit
Locksmith of Hip Hop
Appraisal the wrist watch
The rocks bout the size
As the teeth in Chris Rock’s mouth
Sock out the mic
Prototype for Adderall
Your work killing fiends
Cause you cut it with Fentanyl
So much coke
Just to sniff need a ski lift
Flip your table over
If you cut it with the bullshit
Nose bleeds red carpets
But it just blend in
Snapping pictures
Feeling my chest being sunk in
Live a fast life
Seen many die slowly
Unhappy when they left
So I try to seize the moment
Funny how it happens
Who ever would imagine
That jokes on you
But Satan the one laughing
Ain’t it funny how it happens
Ain’t it
Ain’t it funny how it happens
Ain’t it
Ain’t it funny how it happens
Ain’t it
I can sell honey to a bee
In the fall time
Make trees
Take back they leaves
Octopus in a straight jacket
Savage with bad habits
Broke serving fiends
Got rich became a addict
Ain’t it funny how it happens
Who would ever would imagine
Nose running right now
Could ya pass me a napkin
Managed to somehow
To have the upper advantage
Panic when the drugs are gone
And nobody is answering
Ain’t it funny how it happens
Ain’t it
Ain’t it funny how it happens
No way to mask it
A lot became has beens
Rolling up that 100 dollar bill
Till they cash in
Thinks it gone last
Going too fast
Man it’s fucked up
Ain’t it funny how it happens
Ain’t it funny how it happens
Ain’t it
Ain’t it funny how it happens
Ain’t it
Ain’t it funny how it happens
Ain’t it
Ain’t it funny how it happen
Upcoming heavy traffic
Say ya need to slow down
Cause you feel yourself crashing
Staring in the devil face
But ya can’t stop laughing
Staring in the devil face
But ya can’t stop laughing
It’s a living nightmare
That most of us might share
Inherited in our blood
It’s why we stuck in the mud
Can’t quit the drug use
Or the alcohol abuse
Even if I wanted to
Tell you what I’m gonna do
I’ma wash away my problems
With this bottle of Henny
Anxiety got the best of me
So popping them Xannies
Might need rehab
But to me that shit pussy
Pray for me y’all
Cause I don’t know what coming to me
Bought a 8 ball of coke
And my nigga on the way
Got 3 hoes with him
And they all tryna play
Ain’t it funny how it happens
Who ever would imagine
Jokes on you
But Satan the one laughing
Ain’t it funny how it happens
Ain’t it
Ain’t it funny how it happens
Ain’t it
Ain’t it funny how it happens
Ain’t it

Danny Brown – Ain’t It Funny Lyrics

[Verse 1]
Verbal couture
Parkour
With the metaphors
The flow house of horror
Dead bolted with metal doors
Grinch bitch
Six sense
With a nose drip
Mind skydive
Sniffing bumps
In the cockpit
Locksmith of Hip Hop
Appraisal the wrist watch
The rocks bout the size
As the teeth in Chris Rock’s mouth
Sock out the mic
Prototype for Adderall
Your work killing fiends
Cause you cut it with Fentanyl
So much coke
Just to sniff need a ski lift
Flip your table over
If you cut it with the bullshit
Nose bleeds red carpets
But it just blend in
Snapping pictures
Feeling my chest being sunk in
Live a fast life
Seen many die slowly
Unhappy when they left
So I try to seize the moment

[Pre-Hook]
Funny how it happens
Who ever would imagine
That jokes on you
But Satan the one laughing
[Hook]
Ain’t it funny how it happens
Ain’t it
Ain’t it funny how it happens
Ain’t it
Ain’t it funny how it happens
Ain’t it

[Verse 2]
I can sell honey to a bee
In the fall time
Make trees
Take back they leaves
Octopus in a straight jacket
Savage with bad habits
Broke serving fiends
Got rich became a addict
Ain’t it funny how it happens
Who would ever would imagine
Nose running right now
Could ya pass me a napkin
Managed to somehow
To have the upper advantage
Panic when the drugs are gone
And nobody is answering
Ain’t it funny how it happens
Ain’t it
Ain’t it funny how it happens
No way to mask it
A lot became has beens
Rolling up that 100 dollar bill
Till they cash in
Thinks it gone last
Going too fast
Man it’s fucked up
Ain’t it funny how it happens

[Hook]
Ain’t it funny how it happens
Ain’t it
Ain’t it funny how it happens
Ain’t it
Ain’t it funny how it happens
Ain’t it
Ain’t it funny how it happen

[Verse 3]
Upcoming heavy traffic
Say ya need to slow down
Cause you feel yourself crashing
Staring in the devil face
But ya can’t stop laughing
Staring in the devil face
But ya can’t stop laughing
It’s a living nightmare
That most of us might share
Inherited in our blood
It’s why we stuck in the mud
Can’t quit the drug use
Or the alcohol abuse
Even if I wanted to
Tell you what I’m gonna do
I’ma wash away my problems
With this bottle of Henny
Anxiety got the best of me
So popping them Xannies
Might need rehab
But to me that shit pussy
Pray for me y’all
Cause I don’t know what coming to me
Bought a 8 ball of coke
And my nigga on the way
Got 3 hoes with him
And they all tryna play

[Pre-Hook]
Ain’t it funny how it happens
Who ever would imagine
Jokes on you
But Satan the one laughing

[Hook]
Ain’t it funny how it happens
Ain’t it
Ain’t it funny how it happens
Ain’t it
Ain’t it funny how it happens
Ain’t it