It seems that the slap heard ‘round the world at the most recent Academy Awards has resulted in a big career opportunity for Chris Rock.
The comedian, who was slapped on stage by actor Will Smith while hosting the ceremony this past March, has been invited back to assume his hosting responsibilities again next year!
But Rock turned down the opportunity, as well as a Super Bowl commercial offer.
According to the comedian, the slap from Smith “hurt.”
“He’s bigger than me,” Rock said. “The state of Nevada would not sanction a fight between me and Will Smith.”
As previously reported, four months after Will Smith infamously slapped Chris Rock onstage at the 2022 Academy Awards, Smith addressed Rock on camera.