During a recent appearance on the Top Billin’ with Bill Bellamy podcast, Tony Rock shared his thoughts about Will smacking his brother at the 94th Annual Academy Awards back in March.
When asked if he thinks Smith’s slap was a reaction to Chris’ joke about Jada having alopecia, Tony said, “No.”
“He laughed first,” Rock said. “So that’s not embarrassment. He was laughing. In the time they cut to my brother and cut back, he was already up walking… So maybe it was the Jada look.”
Tony went on to share his belief that the slap had something to do with Jada’s relationship to the late 2Pac and Will’s feelings about it.
“I think that [Oscar Slap] was the accumulation of him being slapped on other levels,” Tony explained. “He said it himself, he always hated the ‘soft moniker.’ He’s soft, Jada won’t let 2Pac die, it’s always something about 2Pac and his daughter [Willow Smith] brought up 2Pac. And I’m not bringing up family stuff that people don’t know… this is stuff that everybody knows.”
He added, “[Jada] commonly talks about Tupac, her relationship with 2Pac. As a married man to this woman, you’re like, ‘Damn is what I’m doing not enough?’”
You can watch Tony Rock address the Oscars slap on Top Billin’ with Bill Bellamy up top.