Will Smith slapping Chris Rock was shocking to say the least, leading an insider to say, “Suddenly everyone froze and the whole place was, like, what the f*** just happened?” Although Smith apologized to Rock, it opened up old wounds for Rock who used to be bullied.
On SNL Rock said, "I [was bullied because] was a little guy and I was Black. I was getting double bullied." Rock added, “I went home, I put a brick in a book bag…I f****** swing that s*** and smacked this guy in the face with this brick and stomped him,” resulting in Rock attending therapy.
The therapist said his retaliation brought the worst out in Rock which he was afraid of, and “everyone just f***s you over.” Rock said, “Now, I can tell you, ‘Hey I don’t like what you said to me,’ without losing my head.”