Chris Rock got more than he may have bargained for as a presenter at the 94th Academy Awards.
The legendary comedian presented the award for Best Documentary Feature and made a joke at the expense of Will Smith’s wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, whose head was shaved, leading to an on-stage altercation that was not scripted.
“Jada, I love ya. GI Joe 2, can’t wait to see it,” Rock said with reference to Pinkett Smith’s appearance.
Will Smith could be seen laughing, but Jada was not. He immediately changed his tune and smacked Rock for what he said.
“Wow,” said Rock afterward. “Will Smith just smacked the s**t out of me.”
In the aftermath, Patrick Mahomes’ wife Brittany Matthews took to Twitter and called out Smith for what he did.