Although Will Smith issued a public written apology to Chris Rock on Instagram after his on-stage attack at the Oscars, it appears he has not yet done so in person and the two have not spoken since the incident.
“Despite what you’ve heard, I haven’t talked to anyone,” Rock said Wednesday night during his second show from his Ego Death World Tour at the Wilbur Theater in Boston. We reached out to Smith’s representatives for comment.
Unlike the opening performance on Wednesday night, Rock did not speak directly about the controversy at Sunday’s Academy Awards, where Smith took the stage and the comedian slapped Rock for a joke that pointed to his wife Jada Pinkett Smith, but again hinted at it.
According to sources, Rock said that his daughter was not admitted to the school of first choice, which was the real draw last week, drawing laughter from the audience.
At the opening show, after a three-minute standing ovation by the sold-out crowd, Rock asked the audience, “How was your weekend?” Mentioning that he was “still processing what happened” and “some point in it” he would talk about “that sh * t” and “it would be serious, and it would be fun.” He then added that he was “going to tell some jokes” before leaving his set when an audience member shouted “F * K Will Smith”. You can listen to his comments below.
Rock will be in Boston until Friday before moving on to his next show on the tour of Atlantic City.
Smith first addressed the slap in his Best Actor recognition speech on Sunday, where he apologized to the academy and his fellow nominees but not to Rock. Smith followed up with a written apology to Rock on Instagram on Monday. Rock was silent on the ordeal until tonight.