“Fuck your hostage video,” Rock said during a weekend gig at London’s O2 Arena, according to Deadline.
Smith slapped Rock after Rock joked about Smith’s wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, who has a shaved head owing to a hair-loss disorder called alopecia.
“Jada, I love you,” Rock said from the stage during the Oscars ceremony. ”‘G.I. Jane 2,’ can’t wait to see it.”
Will Smith marched onto the stage in response, slapped Rock then returned to his seat and shouted: “Keep my wife’s name out your fucking mouth!”
Smith released a video to apologize in July.
“So, I will say to you, Chris, I apologize to you,” Smith said. “My behavior was unacceptable and I’m here whenever you’re ready to talk.”
“There is no part of me that thinks that was the right way to behave at that moment,” Smith added. “There’s no part of me that thinks that is the optimal way to handle a feeling of disrespect or insult.”
As per Huffpost, Rock not only didn’t buy it, but he also defended his joke.
“Did that shit hurt?” Dave Chappelle, who was also at the event in London, asked Rock, per The Guardian.
Rock replied: “Goddam right … the motherfucker hit me over a bullshit joke – the nicest joke I ever told.”
Smith left the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and went on to win the Best Actor award that night. The Academy also banned him from the Oscars for 10 years.