Sat. Aug 13th, 2022

Rose Rock, Chris Rock’s mom reacts to Will Smith angrily slapping her son on stage during the 2022 Oscars .

The motivational speaker shared her thoughts while visiting South Carolina station WIS-TV’s Soda City Live on April 22.

“When Will slapped Chris, he slapped all of us, but he really slapped me, because when you hurt my child, you hurt me.” 

At the 2022 Oscars awards ceremony, actor Will Smith slapped Chris Rocks on stage after the comedian made a joke about his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith hairstyle.

Rose while reflecting on the incident revealed she had nothing to say to Will if given the chance except:

“What in the world were you thinking?” 

“You did a slap, but so many things could’ve happened from that, Chris could’ve stepped back and fallen. You really could’ve been taken out in handcuffs. You didn’t think. You reacted to your wife giving you the side-eye and you went up and made her day because she was bowled over laughing when it happened.” 

Rose also regretted her not been able to be present at the venue for Chris. 

“I was not at the Oscars this time. I couldn’t reach out to him at that point, there was nothing to do and that’s a hard thing for a mother. No matter how old they are, they’re still your babies.” 

Rose revealed that she was proud of the way her son carried himself onstage after the incident. 

Though at some point she felt really bad.

“Chris was so happy to be giving the award to Questlove for his Oscar and no one heard his speech. No one was able to just be in the moment, because everybody was just sitting there like, ‘What just happened?'” 

On whether the duo could one day come together to reconcile and settle their differences. Rose said.

“That would have to be a decision they made. I feel really bad that [Will] never apologized. Something like that is personal. You reach out.” 

Adapted from E! News.

By Nwosu Chizoba David

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