Tony Rock, Chris Rock’s brother, doesn’t like Will Smith’s apology to him for slapping his brother on live TV at Sunday’s Oscars. Tony Rock, 47, defended his older brother on Twitter, saying he doesn’t approve of Smith’s public apology – adding that Smith has not privately approached Chris.
Tony shared with his Twitter followers Tuesday that he was a “senior citizen”. “waiting”Smith, 53, wanted to speak directly with his brother, Chris, 57, as a result of a fan pointing out Smith’s relationship over the years with Chris. “Do you approve of the apology?”One fan asked. “No,” Tony Answered. Another question: “so Diddy was lying when he said Chris and Will made up that night and are good now?” Tony Answered, “Yep.”
Sean has been reported as following: “Diddy”Combs said that they had reconciled after the show. PEOPLE reported that a friend of Diddy clarified to the outlet that he spoke to Chris and Smith separately after the incident – but at the time the two had not spoken to each other. “He went up to them both privately to have a few words,”According to the source. “Chris was in shock and Diddy tried to give him encouraging words, and then he went over to Will at his seat.”
Chris has not made any public statements about the incident. LAPD confirmed Sunday night, that Smith declined to press charges. As part of his Ego Death World Tour, he will make his first public appearance after the Oscars on Wednesday night at Boston’s Wilbur Theater.
Smith, who won Best Actor in a matter of minutes, apologized to both the Academy and his fellow nominees but not to Rock. He took to Instagram on Monday to express his deepest regrets to the Saturday Night Live alum. “Violence in all of its forms is poisonous and destructive. My behavior at last night’s Academy Awards was unacceptable and inexcusable,”Smith wrote. “Jokes at my expense are a part of the job, but a joke about Jada’s medical condition was too much for me to bear and I reacted emotionally.”
“I would like to publicly apologize to you, Chris. I was out of line and I was wrong. I am embarrassed and my actions were not indicative of the man I want to be,”He continued. “There is no place for violence in a world of love and kindness.”Rock has yet to publicly respond to Smith’s apology.