Jada Pinkett Smith is baring it all ahead of the release of her memoir, "Worthy." During an interview with “TODAY,” the actress revealed what Chris Rock told her moments after being slapped by Will Smith at the 2022 Oscars.
“Chris looks to me and he says, ‘Jada, I meant no harm,'” she recalled. “I’m just out of it because I’m really worried about Will. And Will’s still talking. Now he’s mad because Chris is talking to me. And I go, ‘Chris, this is about some old s**t.’ That’s all I could think of saying, right? And I couldn’t really take in his apology.”
Jada also spoke on social media’s reaction to the incident and how she was painted as a villain following her and Will’s previous conversation on “Red Table Talk” and the news regarding August Alsina. “My honest opinion on that is that narration had more to do with the false narrative that I helped to create [on that show],” the Girls Trip star added. “The adulterous wifewho forced him to go to the table and sit there, you know what I mean? And now look at what she’s done. She has the power with an eye roll to make him go up and slap somebody on stage.”
Check out the full interview below.