After Will Smith smacked Chris Rock during the 2022 Academy Awards on Sunday, Questlove was won an Oscar for best documentary feature.
Will Smith and Chris Rock’s brawl at the 2022 Academy Awards appears to have enraged Questlove.
Will hit Rock after the Saturday Night Live veteran made a joke about the King Richard star’s wife Jada Pinkett Smith during the awards night, and the singer, 51, sought to address the incident on Friday morning.
“Can we FINNNNALLY stop talking about it? Questlove appeared to be referring to the Oscars moment when he tweeted.
Questlove was in attendance at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles for the Oscar ceremony on Sunday night, where his film Summer of Soul (…Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised) won best documentary feature.
He collected the medal alongside Joseph Patel, Robert Fyvolent, and David Dinerstein shortly after the altercation between Will, 53, and Rock, 57.
Can we FINNNNNNNALY stop talking about it?
— Questo (@questlove) April 1, 2022
Rock cracked a few jokes while presenting at the Oscars, including one regarding Jada’s shorn head. Demi Moore’s look in G.I. Jane was compared by the comic to her looks.
Jada, 50, who recently opened up about struggling with alopecia, was photographed rolling her eyes from her seat, looking unamused. Will stepped onstage seconds later and approached Rock, hitting him in front of the audience and millions of viewers at home.
“Keep my wife’s name out of your f—ing lips,” Will yelled to a surprised Rock as he returned to his table. Will went on to win an Academy Award for his performance in King Richard, while Rock chose not to pursue charges.
Will later apologized to Rock in a lengthy Instagram post on Monday, writing, “Chris, I’d like to publicly apologize to you. I was both out of line and incorrect.”
“I’m embarrassed, and my actions do not reflect the guy I aspire to be. In a world of love and generosity, violence has no place “Added he. Since then, Will has resigned from the Academy.
The artist, who acts as the vocalist for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’s house band, The Roots, appeared on The Tonight Show a day after the Oscars, when he opened up to host Jimmy Fallon about the entire incident.
Following the event, Questlove was given his Oscar after a brief commercial break, but the drummer claimed he was utterly oblivious of the pandemonium that had preceded his big moment.
Questlove stated of Rock and Will, “Of course, [getting the prize] happened in the midst of a whole other scenario with two very good friends of mine.” “I was completely unaware of that.”
“It’s strange to say,” he continued, “because they tell you ahead of time, ‘This is your category,’ so you’re either going to be full of worry or, like me, you’ve been meditating for the last two years.”
When Will and Rock got into a fight, Questlove revealed he was also meditating in his seat. “‘Why is everyone so quiet?’ I wondered as I opened my eyes. I was completely absent for the duration of that event “He recalled something.
“As I’m walking to the platform, I understand that that was a real moment maybe three seconds before I spoke words,” he concluded. “But in my head, they were just doing a sketch or something, and I was like, ‘OK, Ahmir, remember to thank your mum, dad,’ so I wasn’t there at all.”
Will “robbed” Patel, Questlove, and the other filmmakers of their joyful success, Patel revealed days after the 2022 Oscars.
In since-deleted tweets, the producer stated, “It robbed the category of its moment.” “It took away the opportunity for other terrific and amazing films to be recognized in what was a STRONG year for documentaries.”
Later, the filmmaker expressed his displeasure with the manner in which Rock revealed Summer of Soul as the Oscar winner. When Rock declared the winner, he said “Ahmir Thompson and four white dudes” were the winners.
“Chris Rock lumped me in as one of the ‘4 white dudes,'” Patel, who is of South Asian ancestry, tweeted, angry. On Instagram, he expressed his pride at being the third South Asian to win an Oscar that night.
He tweeted, “The reason it makes me SO SO VERY ANGRY is that I was so pleased to be one of only a handful of South Asians to ever win an Oscar in the history of the event.” “I can take a joke because I’m a big boy. Comedians are those who tell jokes. But not at the time. What a s—y, inconsiderate thing to do.”
“What both Will AND Chris did ruined what should have been a lovely occasion for us”, Patel added.