Jada Pinkett Smith is a celebrity. Almost Missed Oscars Slap Ceremony Due to Chris Rock's Presence — and Nine More Memoir Reveals
Jada Pinkett Smith believed Chris Rock's joke about her bald head at the Oscars was part of a skit until Will Smith struck him.
In her new book, "Worthy," Pinkett Smith recalls the infamous incident,
including the moment she realized the seriousness of the situation when Smith yelled at Rock,
"Keep my wife's name out of your fucking mouth," after returning to his seat.
She recalls that several people, including Lupita Nyong'o, Nicole Kidman, Keith Urban
Ramsey Naito, Tiffany Haddish, and Queen Latifah, kept an eye on Pinkett Smith during each commercial break.
After the slap, the show cut to the first commercial, and Denzel Washington and Bradley Cooper
"huddled up, trying to ground him" with Smith.