Remember that shocking Oscars moment when Will Smith slapped comedian Chris Rock? Well, it just got even more intense. Kenny Rock, Chris’s younger brother, has made a bold move by challenging Will Smith to a boxing match. He’s taken it so seriously that he even drew up a contract for the potential showdown.
Kenny, who’s 42 years old, stood alongside Celebrity Boxing promoter Damon Feldman in New York City to make this surprising offer. According to the open contract, they’re planning to have the match on June 11 at the Charles F. Dodge City Center in Pembroke Pines, Florida. Kenny’s confidence is quite something; he even said, “I should get in the ring with Will Smith. I could take him down… I’ll let my fists do the talking.”
While Kenny has been in touch with his big brother Chris, he’s not entirely sure about the 10-year ban that the Academy Awards gave to Smith. Kenny wonders if they might change their minds after three years.
The Rock family has taken the Oscars incident to heart. Tony Rock, Chris’s other brother, talked about how it bothers him to watch the incident over and over. He explained how it feels to see a loved one being attacked, and there’s nothing you can do about it.
DJ Jazzy Jeff, Smith’s friend and musical partner, defended Smith by saying that the slap was a “lapse in judgment” and that we all make mistakes. He emphasized that celebrities are human too, and we shouldn’t forget that.
So, as we recall that Oscars moment when Chris Rock joked about Jada Pinkett Smith’s shaved head and Will Smith lost his cool, it seems like the drama continues. Chris Rock has briefly mentioned the incident in his recent comedy shows. At one show in California, he said he’s “still processing what happened” and, with a bit of humor, added that he won’t discuss it “until I get paid.”