Will Smith slapped Chris Rock after the comedian made a joke about his wife Jada Pinkett’s bald head during the live Academy Awards show on Sunday.
But hours later their mutual friend Sean Combs – who now goes by Diddy – told Page Six while at the Vanity Fair bash that the superstars are doing fine.
‘That’s not a problem. That’s over. I can confirm that,’ the 52-year-old Diddy said to the outlet. ‘It’s all love. They’re brothers.’ Diddy has been friends with both Smith and Rock for decades.
The next day, however, a source told TMZ that Smith and Rock have not spoken since the incident and the tension between them is not ‘over.’
The TMZ source also said that Chris was ‘shaken and bewildered’ after the slap because he did not know that Jada suffered from alopecia and that is why she is bald.
The site also shared that Rock went to a dressing room after he was slapped. And later he managed to make it to Guy Oseary’s Oscars After Party ‘to try and have some fun’ before he went to bed.
But Diddy said the movie stars were fine. Speaking at the Vanity Fair After Party, an NBC reporter claimed Chris and Will would have ‘some sort of public make-up’ or ‘reconciliation’ at the post-Oscars VF bash following the physical altercation. But Chris never showed.
During the slap, Diddy was backstage. And soon after the violent incident, Diddy was seen on stage introducing Francis Ford Coppola, Al Pacino and Robert De Niro for a tribute the 50 year anniversary of The Godfather.
Diddy addressed the slap on stage and said Smith, 53, and Rock, 57, had to make up at the Oscar after party.