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Whether Will Smith has any ill will toward Chris Rock or not regarding his comments on Smith’s wife Jada Pinkett Smith is still a mystery.

What can be said is that Smith is practicing his right to remain silent.

Upon spotting the rapper-actor when he left a restaurant in New York City, TMZ questioned Smith to get his thoughts on Rock taking shots at Pinkett Smith. Despite the opportunity to speak on the situation, Smith stayed silent by not saying anything to the gossip site. Instead, he just ignored the TMZ videographer and kept walking to his vehicle.

Smith’s silent treatment marks the latest development in the aftermath of Rock’s infamous opening monologue at the 88th Academy Awards this past Sunday. The opening is noted for Rock addressing the #OscarsSoWhite controversy throughout as he went in on Pinkett Smith for boycotting the Oscars when her husband as well as other entertainers of color were not nominated for the second straight year. Prior to the announcement of the 2016 Oscar nominees, Smith was considered a shoo in to be recognized with a nomination from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for his performance in the film “Concussion.”

“Jada got mad, Jada says she’s not coming, protesting, I’m like — doesn’t she have a TV show? Jada boycotting the Oscars is like me boycotting Rihanna’s panties. I wasn’t invited,” Rock said.

Since the Oscars Rock’s time as host and his monologue have received mixed reviews. Despite Smith remaining tight-lipped about the situation, Tyrese Gibson – as we reported – didn’t hold his tongue as he recently took to Instagram to defend Pinkett Smith for boycotting Hollywood’s biggest night and slam Rock for making light of the “Gotham” star’s activism.

To see Smith’s silent encounter with TMZ, check out the video below:

What do you think? Should Will be upset at Chris?

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9 thoughts on “[WATCH] Will Smith Responds To Chris Rock’s Jab At Jada…Kind Of

  1. Amber on said:

    I agree. Will and Jada, do not fall for the trick. Then nuts at TMZ want mess to start between all of you all. Will and Jada are saying nothing which is their right so why keep pushing for them to say something if they choose to be quiet. Will and Jade may have called Rock in private to either talk about it or laugh at it.

  2. M623 on said:

    I get so sick of the media making a big thing about nothing. This is all a ploy to keep mess going. It’s not that serious. Will and Jada expressed their feelings about the Oscars. Chris hosted the Oscars and gave his lil joke or whatever about Jada. Now the media is going to keep going back and forth to these people asking about what they feel about the others comments. It’s really not worth the time of the day. Everyone is entitled to their own opinions whether we agree or not, it’s still that persons opinion. There are more important things going on in the world than the Oscars. Let’s move on.

  3. MariAnne Bolton on said:

    Thank you, Will Smith for keeping your cool and dignity. You know how show business works because you are in show business, yourself. You know that Chris is a comedian — he has never backed down from an opportunity to make a good joke — (that’s his job) — and he is doing his job. Nothing Chris said about Jada makes me like or respect her any less. Jada did what she knows she had the right to do, and Chris did what he knows he has the right to do. Go Will!!!

  4. Listen up folks….newspapers, online sites, tv news shows, etc. have to come up with stories to write about EVERYDAY. No story here….Rock is a comedian, and was making a joke, End of story….that’s really not a story

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