Chris Rock addressed the Oscars incident during one of his stand-up sets in Boston on Wednesday night, telling the audience that he was “still processing what happened.”
Following the 94th Academy Awards on Sunday, Chris Rock decided to speak out.
The 57-year-old comic made his first public appearance since the 2022 Oscars, when Will Smith hit him onstage after a joke about Smith’s wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, was made by the presenter. He performed a couple of comedy gigs at The Wilbur in Boston on Wednesday night.Embed from Getty Images
“I haven’t talked to anyone, despite what you heard,” Rock told a packed house at the late-night 10 p.m. event.
Despite not mentioning Smith by name at either event, he seemed to hint that he hasn’t yet spoken to the King Richard star personally, despite reports earlier in the week that Sean “Diddy” Combs said the duo had made peace.
During the second performance, Rock stated that he didn’t want to “talk about that sh—,” going on to say that his daughter’s rejection from the University of Southern California was the worst blow of the week.Embed from Getty Images
An audience member during the star’s first appearance claimed that Rock began his set by asking, “What’s up, Boston? How was your weekend?!”
The only direct mention he made to this weekend’s incident was that he is “still processing what happened,” warning followers that he would most likely discuss the subject in a serious manner at some time.