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Backstage News

Will Smith and Chris Rock are seen onstage during the 94th Annual Academy Awards at Dolby Theatre on March 27, 2022 in Hollywood, California.

As Chris Rock was presenting the nominees for Best Documentary, he began his intro by taking a few digs at the stars in the audience — one of them being Jada Pinkett Smith and her alopecia condition. Rock said to Jada, “Can’t wait to see you in the next G.I. Jane 2, can’t wait to see it,” and husband Will Smith laughed and clapped along with the joke. Jada, however, was not amused. So much so, that Will walked his way up on stage and slapped Chris Rock across the face. It was then that we all thought our televisions froze, but it was just Will cussing out the presenter. “Keep my wife’s name out of your f—ing mouth!” Rock kept his cool and joked, “That was, uh, the greatest night in the history of television…”

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