Chris Rock Says He Was Asked To Host Next Year’s Oscars

Chris Rock informed attendees at a present in Phoenix Sunday that he was requested to host subsequent 12 months’s Oscars however declined the gig.

He additionally reportedly informed company on the Arizona Monetary Theatre that he had been supplied a job that includes in a Tremendous Bowl business, which he turned down as nicely.

Rock has bought out reveals across the nation and overseas for the reason that incident in March that dominated world headlines. Smith walked onto the Oscars stage, struck him and cursed at him after the comedian cracked a joke about Jada Pinkett Smith ― Smith’s spouse, who has alopecia ― sporting a shaved head.

Rock declined to press expenses, and Smith later issued a number of apologies for attacking him.

Rock has held again from talking overtly about his aspect of the story, although he has joked increasingly ceaselessly concerning the incident in his stand-up units within the months since. On a number of events, he has famous he doesn’t wish to be seen as a “victim.”

“I shook that shit off and went to work the next day,” he stated at a present in July.

Smith was banned from the Oscars for ten years over the incident. The Academy declined to touch upon whether or not Rock had been requested to host subsequent 12 months’s occasion.