Oscars: Nicki Minaj responds to Will Smith slapping Chris Rock


On Monday, prominent rapper, Nicki Minaj has responded to the encounter between Will Smith and Chris Rock at the Oscars award.

It will be recalled that before Will Smith won ‘Best Actor’ for his role in ‘King Richard’, he had slapped the show presenter, Chris Rock for jesting about his wife, Jada Pinkett.

Chris Rock while presenting the award for best documentary, said “Jada I love you, ‘G.I. Jane 2,’ cannot wait to see it.”

Moments after that, Will Smith walked up to Chris on while on stage and slapped him, warning him not to speak of his wife’s name, as he went back to his seat.

Reacting to this, Nicki Minaj went on her Twitter page to make her opinion known.

She said she does not feel Rock would have intentionally made the joke if he knew about Jada’s predicament.

She tweeted, ”I love Chris Rock. I don’t think he would’ve made that joke had he known what Jada recently shared- but between him & the whole team @ the #Oscars you mean to tell me not ONE of y’all heard this woman just share this heartbreaking story?#ComeOnSon

”The husband gets a front row seat to his wife’s pain… he’s the 1 consoling her… drying her tears behind closed doors when those cameras go off. Social media has made ppl feel that these “husbands” won’t ever run into them in real life.

”You just got to witness in real time what happens in a man’s soul when he looks over to the woman he loves & sees her holding back tears from a “little joke” at her expense. This is what any & every real man feels in that instant. while y’all seeing the joke he’s seeing her pain

”Imagine what it must feel like to be losing your hair to the point where you have to shave it bald. You think that’s easy to deal with for anyone? You don’t think she’s cried about that many times? 2022 y’all gon have to see these men about those jokes you made about their wives.”

By Damilola Olufemi