At a premiere party for his new HipHopDX documentary Still Rolling Papers on Tuesday, the Pittsburgh rapper addressed the slap heard around the world by revealing what he would do should he end up in Rock’s position.
“Thank y’all for coming out. If anybody tries to walk up here and slap me, you will get shot, I promise,” he said. “I’m just letting you know right now.”
Wiz isn’t the first celebrity to share how they would react to being assaulted onstage in the aftermath of Smith’s slap.
Earlier this week, Jim Carrey weighed in on the debate, revealing he would have taken a far different approach than Wiz. “[Rock] doesn’t want the hassle,” Carrey told Gayle King. “I’d have announced this morning that I was suing Will for $200 million because that video is going to be there forever. It’s gonna be ubiquitous. You know, that insult is gonna last a very long time.”
Produced by HipHopDX in association with Atlantic Records/Warner Music Group, SMAC Entertainment, and Taylor Gang, Still Rolling Papers is available to stream on Wiz’s YouTube channel. The 30-minute doc chronicles Khalifa’s rise from local hero to global superstar, as it revisits the making of his 2011 debut album Rolling Papers, which hit the Billboard 200 at No. 2 on its first week, 11 years ago next month.
Watch Wiz’s Still Rolling Papers below.