Trevor Noah The 64th Annual Grammy Awards opened with a reference to will SmithControversial slap Chris Rock During the Oscars last Sunday. The Grammy Held just a week after the Academy Awards, Smith took to the stage and slapped Rock after the comedian made a joke about Jada Pinkett Smith’s bald head while presenting for the documentary category.
“Don’t think of this as an award show,” Noah said of the ceremony. “It’s a concert where we give awards, we’ll listen to music, we dance, we sing, we keep people’s names out of our mouths, we’re going to give people awards all night long. So let’s go straight into it.”
Questlove also slapped Will Smith while presenting his Grammy Award for Song of the Year, saying, “Well, I’m going to present this award and I’m sure you’ll stay 500 feet from me. As they say, it’s better to give than to take. Well, I’m not sure who That’s because last Sunday I felt so happy to receive it.” Questlove won an Academy Award for a documentary after Will Smith slapped Chris Rock.
Smith and Rock discussed the incident themselves in the days after the Oscars. Smith I apologize to Roc On March 28. The actor posted a statement on social media, writing: “My behavior at the Oscars last night was unacceptable and unforgivable. … I would like to publicly apologize to you, Chris. I was out of line and I was wrong. I am embarrassed and my actions were not indicative of The man I want to be.”
Wait until March 30th stand-up comedy show in Boston to publicly address the slap, though the comedian has mostly stayed away from talking about the incident. Rock told the audience, “I don’t have a lot of bullshit about what happened, so if you come to hear that, I have a whole show I wrote before this weekend. I’m still sort of processing what happened. So at some point I’m going to talk about that bullshit. And it’s going to be serious.” And funny.”
Mixed reports have since emerged about how the Academy and Oscar producers handled the incident during the ceremony. The academy claimed that they asked Smith to leave, but the actor refused. However, sources said diverse That Smith was not officially asked to walk out of the event. Oscar producer Will Packer said: Good morning America That he asked the Academy not to actually “remove” Smith from the building because it wasn’t what Rock wanted. Although the Los Angeles police were willing to arrest Smith, Rock refused to press charges or file a report.
Smith Announced April 1 He was resigning from the academy. still faces “Suspension, expulsion or other penalties” from the Academy that condemned his violent actions following the Oscars. The next Academy Board meeting is scheduled for April 18.
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