Kevin Hart Says Will Smith ‘Didn’t Plan’ to Slap Chris Rock

Will Smith, Kevin Hart, and Chris Rock.
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Let’s not forget the situation. Kevin HartHis friends were addressed Will Smith Chris Rock making headlines with their altercation earlier this year — and the comedian is keeping things positive.

According to an eyewitness Hart, 43 years old, kicked off his Reality Check Tour earlier this month. Hart briefly referred to the incident during his set. “Will Smith didn’t plan that s–t,” the Pennsylvania native said during his stand-up show on Saturday, July 9, in Atlantic City at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino.

Hart made the joke after he reflected on the “crazy” behavior that people exhibited in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic. Insiders noted that Us WeeklyYou can find the Night School actor repeated multiple times that Smith, 53, “didn’t plan” to slap Rock, 57. The joke was met with laughter by the audience.

The Fresh Prince Of Bel-AirThe alum shocked everyone in March when he performed Rock at the 94th Annual Academy Awards. After making a joke about the comedian, he hit Rock at the 94th annual Academy Awards. Jada Pinkett Smith‘s shaved head, Smith walked on stage and slapped the comedian. The Girls Trip star, 50, who has been candid about her alopecia diagnosis, rolled her eyes at the comment ahead of her husband’s response.

“Will Smith just smacked the s—t out of me,” the South Carolina native said in censored footage that later circulated online. As the King Richard star returned to his seat, he was heard yelling at Rock to “keep my wife’s name out your f—king mouth.”

One day later, Smith issued an apology for his “unacceptable and inexcusable” actions. “I would like to publicly apologize to you, Chris,” he wrote via Instagram. “I was out of line and I was wrong. I am ashamed of my actions and they are not indicative of the man that I want to become. There is no place for violence in a world of love and kindness.”

The actor added: “I would also like to apologize to The Academy, the producers of the show, all the attendees and everyone watching around the world. I apologize to my King Richard Family and the Williams Family. I deeply regret that my behavior has stained what has been an otherwise gorgeous journey for all of us.”

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences later confirmed that Smith would be expelled from all Oscars events for a period of 10 years after his resignation.

In the same month, the former Saturday Night LiveCast member reflect on the situation during his own comedy show. “Life is good. I got my hearing back,” he joked in April. “I’m OK, I have a whole show and I’m not talking about that until I get paid.”

A second source was previously mentioned UseSmith is trying to face the consequences for his actions. “He feels terrible and is trying not to panic, but seeing his roles put on ice has been a hugely bitter pill to swallow,” an insider revealed in April. “His biggest fear is that he’s in the process of being fully canceled, and there’s nothing he can really do about it except sit back, suck up his punishment like a man and try to atone however he can.”

Diana Cooper reporting

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