Smith broke his silence about the Oscar slap in a video on Friday — apologizing to The Rock saying he’s “ready to talk whenever” — word back it seems Smith shouldn’t hold his breath.
A source told Entertainment Tonight on Monday,
“Chris has no plans to reach out to Will.” Insiders questioned the timing of Smith’s video, suggesting it was more to help himself, saying “he needs an apology from the public, not Chris.” A source from People magazine kept a similar party line, saying, “Chris doesn’t need to talk. This is clearly something that bothers Will more than Chris. Will needs to deal with his issues. Chris is fine.”
Suge Smith”. Marion “Suge” Knight, Death Row
A second person told that outlet, “The fact that [The Rock] is already joking about it is a good thing. It means he’s assessing it. But Thappad and the aftermath.” Stress hasn’t taken over his life. Quite the opposite.” It’s true—the Rock is referring to the March 27 incident in his Ego Death World Tour, which kicked off on the heels of the Oscars. In May, he commented about getting his “hearing back” after being “punched in the face”. Last weekend, while performing in Atlanta, The Rock called the King Richard actor “Suge Smith.” Marion “Suse” Knight, the founder of Death Row Records, has a long history of violence – currently imprisoned.
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Smith sources also clarified that the video wasn’t just a publicity stunt. There was no rhyme or reason to it other than the passage of time, the work was done, the same questions were bubbling up and people really wanted to hear from him,” an insider told People.” There was just a general feeling that it was time and he was in a place where he had more things he wanted to say.
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The man said that Smith “deeply regrets, he’s still working a lot and he’s also human and he’s made a mistake. He’s going to move forward with the same positivity that he always had.” Meanwhile Yu The Weekly suggested that Jada Pinkett Smith was a driving force behind the video. He was, of course, the Rock’s G.I. was the goal. On Oscar night, Jen joked, who took to the stage to slap Smith and curse an unsuspecting Rock, who reportedly didn’t know she had alopecia.
Smith did not want to apologize “publicly”
The outlet claimed, but Pinkett Smith is “prompting Will to apologize because it turned a really dark cloud on his Red Table talk series” because people are looking for “any mention of that moment.” on his show. The insider claimed that Smith’s team “hoped that the controversy would end, but it did not” and that “it would have been impossible for him to proceed successfully unless he [addressed] it”.
A representative for Rock & Smith did not respond to Yahoo Entertainment’s request for comment.
On Friday, Smith dropped the video, saying what he said were fan questions about the incident. In it he told Rock, “My behavior was unacceptable, and I’m here whenever you’re ready to talk.” He also denied that Pinkett Smith encouraged the slap. “I made the choice on my own from my own experiences, from my own history with Chris,” he said. “Jada had nothing to do with it.”
The day after Thappad, Smith apologized on Instagram
Rock was “out of line” to kill, but said jokes about “Jada’s medical condition” bothered him. In the midst of an investigation into the events of that night, Smith resigned from the Academy a few days later, issuing another statement calling his behavior “unforgivable”. A week later, the organization banned him from the Oscars and other shows for 10 years.