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The Interview That Has Come Back To Haunt Will Smith

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Will Smith hitting Chris Rock at the 2022 Oscars has fans seeing the beloved actor in a new way. When Rock, a presenter at the ceremony, cracked a joke about Will's wife Jada Pinkett Smith, the "King Richard" actor interrupted the show to smack Rock on stage.

Rock isn't the only person Smith has laid a hand on. In footage published by TMZ in 2012, Smith was seen swatting the face of a reporter who got too close on the red carpet of "Men In Black 3": "What the hell is your problem?" Smith asked the reporter before backhanding him.

Smith recounted the incident in an interview with David Letterman. He said the reporter trying to hug and kiss him was some sort of prank or just the reporters "shtick": "They were like, 'Oh, no, we're sorry, you know. It's just his shtick, you know.' I said, 'Well, that's why his ass got shtuck.'"