Kevin Hart Defends Will Smith, Months After He Slapped Chris Rock At The Oscars

09/28/2022 12:00 AM EDT by WBLS Staff
Kevin Hart is giving Will Smith his flowers. The comedian appeared on N.O.R.E’s Drink Champs and spoke on why Will is a goat. During the show, there’s a segment called “Quicktime With Slime,” where the guest has to choose between two celebrities or take a shot. Kevin was given the options Will and Ice Cube. Kevin went with Will and shared why. He said, “Dark times deserve fu**ng great light. I’m not going to sh*t on my brother. They both are my brothers, but I’m not going to take time to sh*t on them. I’m going to say Will Smith, and here’s why. Will Smith is not only a legend, he’s not only a GOAT.” Kevin continued,“I’m not going to sh*t on Will and act like he wasn’t that guy. People make mistakes, and from mistakes, they should be allowed time to recover. And that this is no longer the world’s problem,” adding, “It’s Will and Chris’ problem, and let them deal with that. The world should step out of it.”Take a look: the summer, Will apologized to Chris for slapping him at the Oscars in March. In Will’s apology, he said, “I was fogged out by that point. It is all fuzzy. I’ve reached out to Chris and the message that came back is that he’s not ready to talk. When he is, he will reach out. I will say to you, Chris, I apologize to you. My behavior was unacceptable, and I am here whenever you are ready to talk. I want to apologize to Chris’s mother. I saw an interview [she] did, and that was one of the things I just didn’t realize. I wasn’t thinking, but how many people got hurt in that moment.”Chris told Will, "f*ck your hostage video," talking about the apology during a stand-up show over the summer. Via