- An extremely tense situation unfolded at the Oscars on Sunday night.
- Best Actor nominee Will Smith got on stage and took a swing at Chris Rock.
- At the after-party, Smith was filmed jamming out to his song “Gettin’ Jiggy Wit It.”
After slapping Chris Rock in the face and winning the Academy Award for Best Actor, Will Smith celebrated at an afterparty by jamming out to his song “Gettin’ Jiggy Wit It.”
— DiscussingFilm (@DiscussingFilm) March 28, 2022
Will Smith jammed out to his song “Gettin’ Jiggy Wit It” at Oscars afterparty
During the 2022 Oscars ceremony, Smith — who won Best Actor for his performance as Richard Williams in King Richard — walked on stage and took a swing at comedian Chris Rock after Rock made a joke about his wife Jada Pinkett’s hair.
In case you somehow haven’t seen the incident, Rock had made a joke about Jada’s buzzed hair, saying that he couldn’t wait to see her star in a sequel to G.I. Jane. Pinkett Smith suffers from a hair loss condition known as alopecia.
Smith then returned to his seat, where he could be seen yelling at Rock “keep me wife’s name out of your fucking mouth.” Rock was obviously left stunned, reasoning that a G.I. Jane is relatively harmless. Smith clearly did not see it that way and repeated “keep my wife’s name out of your fucking mouth.”
About a half-hour after the slap-heard-round-the-world, Smith then got on stage to give an acceptance speech after he won the award for Best Actor.
“Love makes you do crazy things,” Smith said during his speech as tears streamed down his face.