WILL Smith hit the headlines this morning after he was seen slapping Chris Rock on stage at the Oscars.
But it’s not the first time the King Richard star has lashed out on the red-carpet, as he was seen hitting a reporter at a Men In Black premiere.
Volere, 53, was walking the red carpet at the premiere of Men In Black 3 di nuovo dentro 2012 when he raised a hand at the Russian reporter.
Turning out to be a prankster, he was seen trying to kiss the actor on the cheeks and mouth as he pulled him in for an embrace.
Russian comedian Vitalii Sediuk, who famously stormed the Eurovision stage in 2017 and flashed his bottom, pretended to be a reporter.
A furious Will, pulling away from the man in disgust, raised the back of his left hand and made contact with the reporter’s chin.
“Hey, uomo, what the hell is your problem?” he could be heard saying as he stormed off. “He tried to kiss me on my mouth.”
His team around him were seen swarming in shock as the actor brushed it off as “all good” before continuing to meet with other reporters.
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La notte scorsa, a furious Will was seen slapping comedian and ex-SNL presenter Chris, 57, following a poorly-received joke.
Will took offence at the joke about his wife shaving her head and stormed the stage before hitting the presenter.
“Jada, ti amo, G. io. Jane 2, can’t wait to see it,” Chris tried to joke – referencing how Demi Moore shaved her head for the role in 1997.
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Jada, 50, on the contrary, has been struggling with hair loss for years, and last year decided to shave it all off.
While broadcasters in the US were able to cut off the visual and audio feed for a number of seconds, international cameras caught the ordeal.
After the confrontation, a stunned Chris told the rolling cameras: “Will Smith just smacked the s**t out of me.”
When the video restarted, Will looked furious, as he yelled at the comedian: “Leave my wife’s name out of your f***ing mouth.”
‘IT WAS REAL’
Chris poorly-received joke was thought to be an ab-lib off of the script he had handed to the Oscars directors.
“Someone who works for the Oscars told me that Chris Rock was not interrupted by Will Smith at rehearsals yesterday. It was not supposed to happen,” a source revealed. “It was real.”
During the commercial break, Will was reportedly pulled aside and comforted by Sean Combs and Tyler Perry.
Will seemed to wipe tears from his eyes, as his fellow actors motioned for him to brush it off and continue the night.
Minuti più tardi, Will was back on-stage, in tears, accepting the Best Actor award for his latest role in King Richard.
He opened his acceptance speech with a tense voice, spiegando: “Richard Williams was a fierce defender of his family.”
“I want to apologize to the academy, he said toward the end of his speech. “I want to apologize to all my fellow nominees.”
“Art imitates life, I look like the crazy father, just like what they said about Richard Williams. But love will make you do crazy things.”