Will slaps Chris Rock on Oscars stage
Will Smith slapped Chris Rock in the face on stage at the Oscars.
The 57-year-old comedian was on stage at Los Angeles' Dolby Theatre to present the Best Documentary Feature prize last night when he mocked some of the famous faces in the crowd, and the King Richard actor took offence when Chris poked fun at his wife, Jada Pinkett-Smith's shaven-headed look.
Chris said: "Jada, love ya. G.I. Jane 2, can't wait to see it.'"
Although Will laughed at first, Jada looked unimpressed and Will then walked to the stage, slapped the presenter and walked away again.
Chris said: "Oh Wow. Will Smith just smacked the s***t out of me."
Will then shouted from his seat: "Take my wife's name out of your f****** mouth."
Chris said: "Wow dude. It was a G.I. Jane joke."
The Men in Black host then again said: "Keep my wife's name out of your f****** mouth."
Chris appeared stunned as he said: "I'm going to OK... I'll keep going? That was, er, the greatest night in the history of television. Okay.
"So we are here to give a documentary out, to give an Oscar for best documentary.
"Now the beauty of documentaries, they make you feel smart, like you read a book or something but all you really did was get high and watch Netflix. So here we go, the nominees are..."
Smith later picked up the Best Actor Oscar and apologised for his actions.
He tearfully said: "I want to apologise to the Academy, to all my fellow nominees this is a beautiful moment, and I'm not crying for winning an award, it's not about winning an award for me, it's about being able to shine a light."
And the Men in Black star admitted he was concerned he wouldn't be welcomed back to the Academy Awards in future.
He said: "I hope the Academy invites me back, thank you."