Rock has made delicate nods to the slap in comedy reveals within the months since, however he has not publicly addressed it at size. He took the identical method throughout his efficiency on Friday.
“Everybody is trying to be a f—ing victim. If everybody claims to be a victim, then nobody will hear the real victims,” Rock mentioned. “Even me getting smacked by Suge Smith … I went to work the next day, I got kids.”
He later quipped, “Anyone who says words hurt has never been punched in the face.”
Smith charged the stage and hit Rock after he made a joke about his spouse, Jada Pinkett Smith’s coiffure, who suffers from alopecia.
Within the video posted on his social media accounts, a solemn Smith begins with a message on display screen: “Over the last few months, I’ve been doing a lot of thinking and personal work. … You asked a lot of fair questions that I wanted to take some time to answer,” it reads.
Smith sighs then affords his ideas about an altercation that made headlines worldwide and tarnished his picture.
He explains why he did not apologize to Rock throughout his Oscar win acceptance speech for greatest actor in “King Richard.”
“I was fogged out by that point,” he says. “It’s all fuzzy.”
Smith says he is tried to contact Rock, however he indicated he isn’t prepared to speak and can attain out when he’s.
“So I will say to you Chris, I apologize to you. My behavior was unacceptable and I’m here whenever you are ready to talk.”
“We had a great relationship,” Smith says. “Tony Rock was my man and this is probably irreparable.”.
Smith additionally apologizes to his spouse, their youngsters, and his fellow Academy Award nominees.
“Disappointing people is my central trauma,” he says.” I hate when I let people down so it hurts.”
Smith directs a message to his supporters, saying he is dedicated “to putting light and love and joy into the world.”
“If you hang on I promise we’ll be able to be friends again,” he concludes.