While Diddy has since been quoted as saying that it’s “all love” between Will Smith and Chris Rock, a televised slap that took place during Sunday’s Oscars ceremony remains the talk of Hollywood and beyond.
As previously reported, Smith was seen during Sunday’s ceremony taking the stage and ultimately appearing to slap Rock after the comedian made a joke about Jada Pinkett Smith. By Monday morning, police had confirmed that Rock wouldn’t be pressing charges over the incident, which spurred a vast wave of reactions from viewers and in-person attendees alike.
Following the slap, Smith took the stage again to accept the Best Actor award for his performance in King Richard. During his speech, the actor offered an apology to the Academy and his fellow nominees. Rock, meanwhile, was not specifically addressed in the acceptance speech.
At a subsequent after-party hosted byVanity Fair, perVariety, Smith was seen in video dancing and rapping along to hits from his catalog including the Big Willie Style singles “Gettin’ Jiggy Wit It” and “Miami.” Echoing a sentiment he expressed in his aforementioned Oscars speech, the actor told Variety at the party in question (additional footage of which can be seen below) that “it’s all about love.”
As for the evening’s other winners, click here for a full rundown of 2022 Oscars victors.