Will Smith has apologized to Chris Rock for slapping the comedian at the Oscars earlier this year, addressing
the incident in a new video posted to social media. "It's been a minute..." the text at the beginning of
asked a lot of fair questions that I wanted to take some time to answer." The first question Smith answered
was why he didn't apologize to Rock in his acceptance speech after winning the best actor statuette for "King Richard."
to Rock and the response he got was that the comedian is "not ready to talk," adding that, when Rock does
feel ready, "he will reach out" to Smith. "So I will say to you, Chris, I apologize to you," the "Fresh Prince
During this year's Oscars ceremony, held March 27, Smith walked onstage and slapped Rock, who was
presenting, after the comedian made a joke about Smith's wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, starring in a
nonexistent sequel to "G.I. Jane." The 1997 film starred Demi Moore playing the first woman to enter Navy SEAL training.
Rock presumably made the joke because of Pinkett Smith's shaved head, as Moore famously shaved her head for the role.