Jake Paul, a YouTuber-turned-boxer, appears to have enjoyed the Oscars ceremony, particularly the part where Will Smith went on stage to slap host Chris Rock.
The Oscars were rocked by the biggest scandal in their 94-year history when Smith stormed up to host Rock and slapped him for making a joke about his wife’s hair just minutes before his career-defining moment when he won Best Actor.
When Smith returned to his seat, he screamed repeatedly, ‘Keep my wife’s name out of your f***ing mouth!’ The crowd then fell silent as it became clear that the attack was genuine.
Chris Rock responded, ‘I’m going to, okay?’ before uncomfortably laughing and saying, ‘That was the greatest night in television history.’ Because the show’s live broadcast in the United States is slightly delayed, directors muted Smith’s explicit rant.
In his acceptance speech, Smith said: ‘You gotta be able to take abuse, and you gotta be able to have people talk crazy about you. In this business, you gotta be able to have people disrespecting you, and you gotta smile and you gotta pretend like that’s OK.
‘Denzel (Washington) said to me a few minutes ago, he said, ‘At your highest moment, be careful. That’s when the devil comes for you.’
He added: ‘I want to apologize to the Academy, I want to apologize to all my fellow nominees. Art imitates life. I look like the crazy father, just like they said. I look like the crazy father just like they said about Richard Williams. But love will make you do crazy things.
‘I’m hoping the Academy invites me back. Thank you’.
But he failed to apologize to Rock for the assault, instead apologized to the Academy and his fellow nominees. Rock has informed the LAPD that he will not press charges.
Following the incident, Jake Paul took to Twitter to offer Will Smith and Chris Rock $15 million each to compete in a fight on the undercard of his upcoming fight in August.
“Someone get me on the phone with Will Smith’s boxing representative asap,” Jake Paul wrote in another tweet.
Will Smith and Chris Rock’s feud should be made public, according to Jake Paul.
The YouTuber-turned-fighter has challenged the actor and comedian to settle their differences in a boxing ring and has offered them both a tempting payout.
However, Paul might not get what he wants with Will Smith and Chris Rock.
According to Diddy, the two have already buried the hatchet and moved on from their awkward Oscars moment.
Speaking at the Vanity Fair bash, the rapper said: “That’s not a problem. That’s over. I can confirm that.
“It’s all love. They’re brothers.”
The 2022 Oscars were dubbed “the slap heard around the world,” and they certainly made headlines!