Will Smith on Floyd Mayweather Calling Him for Ten Days Straight Following the Oscars Slap
It would appear that Will Smith and Floyd Mayweather have built a good bond with one another. And you may thank that iconic slap at the Oscars for everything.
The 54-year-old actor took some time out during a private screening of Smith’s movie Emancipation to thank Mayweather for the assistance he’s given over the past seven months. Mayweather was in attendance for the event. TMZ has received video from the occasion, in which Smith can be seen offering some kind remarks about the great boxer, who was also present at the event. The actor who won an Academy Award disclosed that Mayweather had phoned him shortly after the incident that occurred at the Oscars and had continued to check up on him for a period of ten consecutive days.
“In addition, I have some things to say regarding Floyd. “We’ve seen each other about, we’ve met each other, but we weren’t really buddies,” Smith said to start off the conversation. “And, the day after the Oscars, he called me every day for the next ten days,” she said. Then he said something to the effect of, “Hey, you realise you the champ, right? You good? You are aware that you are the winner, aren’t you? I want you to replay it in your head using my voice. That was every day that he phoned me, and I was thinking, “That’s my boy forever right there.”
This year, Smith was subjected to criticism as a result of the assault he committed on Chris Rock during the 94th Academy Awards ceremony. When Rock took the stage to give the award for Best Documentary Feature, he cracked a few jokes aimed at the people in the audience. This is when everything started to go wrong. One of his targets was Smith’s wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, who had been sporting a buzz cut ever since she was given a diagnosis of alopecia. Jada Pinkett Smith was one of his targets. Rock made fun of the hairstyle and told Pinkett Smith that he could not wait to see her in G.I. 2 while also expressing his excitement about the film.
After a few moments, Smith came out onto the stage and struck Rock across the face with his fist. After that, he went back to his seat, at which point he said, “Keep the name of my wife out of your fuckin’ lips!”
After that, the Academy expelled Smith for a period of ten years from all Academy-related activities and events. The actor has already issued an apology to Rock in the form of a video posted on YouTube, in which he admits that his “conduct was inappropriate.”
He remarked, “There is not a single part of me that believes it was the appropriate way to conduct myself in that situation.” “There is not a single part of me that believes that is the best method to deal with the discomfort of feeling insulted or disrespected.”