Will Smith and Chris Rock have a complex history before the slaps

Will Smith’s slap in the face of Chris Rock at the Oscars is something that will be remembered for a long time. Although the two reportedly reconciled after the event ended, the actors have a checkered history dating back to 2016.

A few years ago, at the 88th Academy Awards, Chris Rock opened with a monologue where poked fun at the actor and his wife, Jada Pinkett, for boycotting the ceremony. The comedian compared the protests of the 1950s and 1960s to the second year of the #OscarsSoWhite hashtag and poked fun at Jada’s protest.

Did Jada get angry? Jada says she won’t come, in protest. And I wonder, why isn’t she on a TV show? Will Jada boycott the Oscars? Jada boycotts the Oscars, it’s like me boycotting Rihanna’s panties. I was not invited

Chris Rock hinted that Jada Pinkett was upset that Will wasn’t nominated for shock. “Am I telling you the truth? I get it. You’re angry. Let’s just say it’s not fair that Will did a good job and didn’t get nominated. You’re right. Nor is it fair that Will got paid $20 million to wild wild westOK?” the comedian said.

The 2016 Pinkett-Smith boycott was a protest against the lack of diversity among nominees in all major categories. After Chris’ teasing, Will Smith didn’t want to get addicted and his only response to reporters was the sign of love and peace.