“I’m not a victim, motherf*cker” Chris Rock Finally Addresses the Infamous Will Smith Oscar Slap

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“Yeah, that s – – t hurt, motherf – – ker — but I shook that s – – t off and went to work the next day,” Chris Rock said of the slap heard around the globe.

After staying silent for months, the comedian-actor acknowledged being slapped by Will Smith at the 2022 Academy Awards over the weekend while hosting stand-up concerts in New York and New Jersey.

“Anyone who says ‘words hurt’ has never been punched in the face,” Rock, 57, proclaimed during a performance at Madison Square Garden with Kevin Hart and Dave Chappelle on Saturday, according to ET Online.

During the evening, Hart also introduced a live goat onstage as “Will Smith.”

Rock expounded the next day at the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, New Jersey, during a riff regarding individuals being overly sensitive, Us Magazine reported.. “I’m not a victim, motherf – – ker,” said the “New Jack City” star. “I don’t go to the hospital for a paper cut.”

This was the first time Rock had acknowledged the confrontation, which happened at the 2022 Oscars in March, when Smith smacked Rock after the comedian made a hair joke about his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, who battles with alopecia. Smith went on to win Best Actor for “King Richard” later in the night.

Rock had previously kept fairly silent on the Best Smacktor debacle, only mentioning it briefly publicly in recent months.