Chris Rock’s brothers still have it out for Will Smith after he slapped the comedian at the Oscars a few weeks back.
While Tony Rock told crowds at his stand-up act at the end of March that he would punch anyone who tried to get up on stage with him, next-oldest brother Kenny Rock wants to duke it out with Smith in the boxing arena.
Kenny has reportedly signed a Celebrity Boxing deal with Damon Feldman for a fight in Florida this coming summer. However, he told TMZ that his opponent hasn’t been selected yet—and that he wants to get in the ring with the Oscar winner. (Jake Paul would be disappointed!)
When the interviewer asked Kenny if he thought could still take Smith on, even with their height difference, Kenny replied, “Yes, yes — no ifs, ands, or buts about it. […] I’ll let the hands do the talking.”
The interviewer went on to mention that Chris isn’t talking about the slap unless he gets paid, and asked what Kenny felt about Smith’s 10-year ban from the Oscars.
Kenny said of his older brother, “He’s doing great. […] I haven’t seen him, but we’ve talked.” He doubts that his brother has accepted Smith’s apology, although he doesn’t know himself.
He didn’t seem convinced about the ban itself, though, saying, “Well, we’ll have to see if he’s actually gonna get the 10-year ban. They might say a 10-year ban then after three years they’ll think we may have forgot about it and slide him in there after two years, after three years, after five years, so we have to make sure these people are gonna do what they say they’re gonna do.”
While Chris has been on his Ego World Death Tour, he stated during his set in Indio, California on April 10 that he’ll need to be paid to come forward about his take on the situation.
“I’m OK, I have a whole show, and I’m not talking about that until I get paid,” Chris told the crowd. “Life is good. I got my hearing back.”