Trevor Noah Addresses Will Smith, Chris Rock Drama

He didn’t mince his words. Trevor NoahDirectly addressed to Will Smith Chris RockHosting the 2022 Grammy Awards, drama ensued.

“We’re gonna be listening to some music,” the Daily ShowThe host, 38, opened the show on Sunday April 3rd. “We’re gonna be dancing, we’re gonna be singing. We’re gonna be keeping people’s names out of our mouths, and we’re gonna be giving out awards.”

The 2022 Oscars were held on March 27th, and the following week, the King RichardStar, 53, walked up to the podium and slapped it Saturday Night LiveAfter Rock made a joke about alum, 57 Jada pinkett Smith’s shaved head. (The Red Table TalkThe host has alopecia and has been openly honest about her battle with the autoimmune condition.

Grammys 2022 Host Trevor Noah Addresses Will Smith and Chris Rock Drama on Stage

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Noah previously tweeted about the altercation shortly after it took place.

“Wtaf????? That wasn’t scripted????? 😳😳😳😳😳😳😳😳,” he wrote at the time.

However, the drama wasn’t over after Smith walked off stage and back to his seat.

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“Keep my wife’s name out your f—king mouth!” the Oscar winner shouted twice at the Everybody Hates ChrisHe replied that he would.

The 7 Pounds actor, who won the Academy Award for best actor later that evening for his role in 2021’s King Richard, apologized to Rock — and many others — the next day.

“Violence in all of its forms is poisonous and destructive. My behavior at last night’s Academy Awards was unacceptable and inexcusable,” Smith wrote via Instagram while explaining that hearing “a joke about Jada’s medical condition was too much for me to bear and I reacted emotionally.”

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After apologizing to Rock by name, the actor wrote, “I was out of line and I was wrong. I am embarrassed by my actions and they are not indicative the man I want. There is no place for violence in a world of love and kindness.” He also publicly apologized to the Academy, Oscars viewers, and his King Richard team.

Many viewers were anticipating Noah to make fun of them Kanye West in his opening as the host previously made headlines when he addressed the Recording Academy’s decision to ban the rapper from performing at the ceremony. As Us Weekly confirmed last month, the “Famous” artist, 44, was not allowed to go ahead with his scheduled performance in part because of West’s recent Instagram activity, which included him referring to Noah as a racial slur.

For his part, the South Africa-born comedian previously disagreed with the Academy’s decision to ban the Yeezy founder from hitting the stage at the awards show.

“I said counsel Kanye not cancel Kanye,” Noah tweeted on March 20.

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