XXL - Chris Rock’s brother, Tony Rock, thinks the infamous Oscar Slap was brought on by Will Smith's wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, always mentioning Tupac Shakur.
Recently, Rock’s brother, Tony Rock, appeared on the Top Billin’ with Bill Bellamy podcast, which premiered on YouTube on Thursday (July 14), and shared his thoughts on the slap heard around the world. When Bellamy asked Tony if he felt Will Smith was embarrassed by Chris’ joke about his wife, Jada, having Alopecia, he answered, “No.” “He wasn’t embarrassed, everybody saw the footage, he laughed first,” the veteran comedian stated at the 10:24 mark in the video below. “So that’s not embarrassment, he was laughing.”
“In the time they cut to my brother and cut back, he [Will] was already up walking [to the stage]," he continued. "So maybe it was the Jada look.” Tony also suggested that Will may have slapped his brother because the actor was always bothered by being labeled as “soft” and that his wife, Jada, keeps talking about her past friendship with Tupac.
“I think that [Oscar Slap] was the accumulation of him being slapped on other levels,” he explained. “He said it himself, he always hated the 'soft moniker.' He’s soft, Jada won’t let Tupac die, it's always something about Tupac and his daughter [Willow Smith] brought up Tupac. And I’m not bringing up family stuff that people don’t know... this is stuff that everybody knows."
"[Jada] commonly talks about Tupac, her [past] relationship with Tupac," he added. "As a married man to this woman, you're like, 'Damn is what I’m doing not enough?'"
Yes, it's the story that will never die back for another take. But hear me out.
Has anybody had a better run posthumously than Tupac Amaru Shakur? I argue nobody. Except for Jesus.
Nobody in history has blown up more, and had a longer run, when they were dead than Jesus Christ of Nazareth. He has the biggest following of any human ever. Even bigger than the entire Kardashian clan combined. His land holdings span the globe and he's technically the largest land owner on planet Earth. Even bigger than McDonald's Corp. People walk around with his depiction hanging from their chains, tattooed on themselves, and recite his sayings more than even the biggest Taylor Swift song. There's an entire day of the week dedicated to him. There are holidays celebrated every year, on the same day, in his name.
He's also a pretty integral part in the best-selling book of all time.
You could argue second to him though would be Tupac. Here's why:
Tupac was a pretty big piece of shit when he was alive. If you argue that, just know you're defending somebody convicted of sexual assault, whose gun accidentally killed a 6-year-old, multiple assaults, including shooting an off-duty police officer in the leg, and more.
Since then, he's been glorified on movie screens, in countless television documentaries, and his music has sold ten x what it did when he was alive.
He's had a reputation turnaround similar to A-Rod post retirement. He's basically been canonized and nobody has lead the charge for his sainthood more than Will Smith's wife Jada.
So yah, if you want to argue that Will Smith is still suffering being cucked by a guy who's been dead since 1996, Tony Rock, have at it. I would feel like I'd taken crazy pills too.
There's nothing worse than when you have to sit around and listen to women gush over guys that you know are, behind the scenes, or even blatantly, giant pieces of shit. Due to man-code you can't open your mouth so you sit on your hands while they go on and on about how great so and so is. Meanwhile, you know they put their ex-girlfriend in the hospital ten years ago, owe every book and drug dealer in town tens of thousands, have paid for dozens of abortions, and always piss on the toilet seat. But other than that, carry on ladies.
Now imagine that your wife is Jada Pinkett Smith. One of the most overrated women of all time with an inflated ego bigger than your sons. And imagine the man she speaks about, incessantly, and on her podcast listened to by hundreds of thousands, is Tupac.
You'd probably lose your marbles too.
p.s. - Tony Rock giving me big Frank Stallone vibes