Rock, however, had a year to work it out, and he ultimately called b.s. on what could be interpreted as Smith taking his issues out on him.
“Will Smith practices selective outrage. Everybody know what the f–k happened,” Rock suggested on his Netflix special. “Everybody that really knows, knows I had nothing to do with that s–t. I didn’t have any ‘entanglements.’ His wife was f–king her son’s friend.”
Referring to Pinkett Smith sharing in 2020 that she’d had an extramarital “entanglement” while she and Smith were briefly separated, Rock continued, “Everybody in the world called him a bitch. I tried to call the mother–ker and give him my condolences, he didn’t pick up for me…And who’s he hit? Me, a n—- he knows he can beat. That is some bitch-a– s–t.”
The Smiths have not commented on that part of Rock’s act.
But scroll on to see the visceral, in-the-moment reactions celebs had to Smith slapping Rock, when context was beside the point: