Chris Rock has a message about getting slapped at the Oscars by Will Smith.
Chris attended his buddy Dave Chappelle’s comedy show, where he got attacked on stage. Isiah Lee, 23, is in police custody for the attack and facing four misdemeanor charges.
After the attack, Dave hopped back on stage, unharmed, and continued to tell jokes. Chris got on the mic and jokingly said, “was that Will Smith.” At some point, Dave said to Chris, “At least you got smacked by someone of repute! I got smacked by a homeless guy with leaves in his hair.”
NY Post reports, “Rock chuckled and quipped back: ‘I got smacked by the softest n—a that ever rapped.'”
The Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office will not pursue felony charges against Lee. In a statement to the outlet, DA spokesperson Greg Risling said, “After reviewing the evidence, prosecutors determined that while criminal conduct occurred, the evidence as presented did not constitute a felony.”
On Tuesday (May 3) night, Dave performed at the Hollywood Bowl for the Netflix is a Joke: The Festival event. After he finished his act, as he was exiting the stage, a male (Lee) who was part of the audience jumped on the stage and tackled Dave to the ground. Police discovered Lee had a replica handgun that had a knife blade. The motive remains unclear. Lee was arrested and taken to a hospital for medical treatment. His bail is $30,000.
Take a look at some celebrity reactions to the entire ordeal. 50 Cent, Nicki Minaj, Kevin Hart, and more:
— Nicki Minaj (@NICKIMINAJ) May 4, 2022
People points out that fellow comedian Kevin said, “Ultimately, these moments of [un]professionalism should not break professionals. They shouldn’t shape or mold the world that we’re now being seen or viewed in,” He continued, “I think it’s time to get back to a place of respect for your live entertainer.”