Kevin Hart has not stopped defending his fellow actor Will Smith after the Oscars slap.
According to aceshowbiz.com, in a recent interview, the comedian implied that his friend, Will, deserves a second chance and that people should stop blaming Will for hitting Chris Rock.
During a round of Quicktime or Slime on Revolt’s ‘Drink Champs,’ Kevin was forced to select between Ice Cube and Will Smith, joining N.O.R.E. and DJ EFN in a heated debate.
Deliberately choosing his words, the “Star of “Ride Along,” who said, “Dark times need fking bright light,” did it on purpose.
I would never intentionally hurt my sibling.
They’re my brothers, but I won’t waste my time picking on one of them.”
The 43-year-old man finally settled on Will Smith, explaining his reasoning thusly: “I’m going to choose Will Smith, and here’s why: Will Smith is not only a legend, he’s not only a GOAT…” If you believe what Hart said in response to N.O.R.E. calling Will “a gangster” for hitting Rock, you’re wrong.
Hart continued to extol Smith’s praises: “Because of Will Smith, it’s no big deal to think of African Americans in relation to the international property.
As a result of the early success of films starring Will Smith and Denzel Washington, studios began taking a chance on casting more actors of color in leading roles.
What’s more, “You’ll want to find the people who can provide you a global return. I refuse to go the low road and pretend Will wasn’t responsible for all of this.”
After the Oscars incident, Kevin said, “People make mistakes, and from mistakes, they should be granted time to rehabilitate.”
He continued by saying that Smith and Chris Rock should work out their differences behind closed doors, emphasizing, “Plus, this is no longer a global issue. This isn’t my problem; it’s Will and Chris’s.
The entire globe needs to get out of there.”
Months after his controversial actions at the awards ceremony, Hart has indicated that Will is “apologetic” and in a “better space.”
Interestingly, Hart and Rock also remain close friends. Dave Chappelle opened for him and the “Amsterdam” star at their Madison Square Garden gig that same month.