Chris Rock is seen on Saturday while on a private jet in Hartford, Connecticut, between gigs from his current Ego Death World Tour.
The 57-year-old comedian performed at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Connecticut on Friday and is scheduled to play Shea’s Performing Arts Center in Buffalo, New York, on Saturday.
His world tour began following the unusual moment when Will Smith slapped him on stage at the Academy Awards for joking about his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, who had her head shaved because she has alopecia.
Everyone on board: Chris Rock was seen Saturday on a private jet in Hartford, Connecticut between gigs from his current Ego Death World tour.
Kris was spotted looking casual on the plane in a black graphic T-shirt to match with black Adidas track pants.
He added a splash of color with green and orange Nike sneakers, and carried a black one-shoulder backpack.
The comedian and actor donned a baseball cap with black graphics and an adorable pair of aviator sunglasses, and had large headphones around his neck.
Details: The 57-year-old comedian performed at the Mohegan Sun in Connecticut on Friday and is scheduled to play Shea’s Performing Arts Center in Buffalo, New York on Saturday
By the way: His world tour began following the unusual moment when Will Smith slapped him on stage at the Academy Awards for joking about his wife Jada Pinkett Smith.
Jada finally took the slap this week on a hair loss-themed episode of her show Red Table Talk, urging Will and Chris to put their differences right.
This is a really important red table talk about hair loss. “Given what I’ve been through with my health and what happened at the Oscars,” she said.
Thousands have reached out to me through their stories. I’m taking this moment to give our alopecia areata family a chance to talk about what it means to have this condition and to tell people what alopecia areata actually is.
She continued, “Now about Oscar night, I hope these two smart and capable men have a chance to heal and talk about it and reconcile.”
Here it is: Chris was photographed performing on his previous tour, the Total Blackout Tour, at the Park Theater in Las Vegas
Jada continued, “The state of the world today, we need both. And we all actually need each other more than ever. Until then, Will and I will continue to do what we’ve been doing for the past 28 years, and this keeps finding this thing out.” That’s called life together. Thank you for listening.’
During the Oscars on March 27, Will walked on stage and slapped Chris for making a shaved-head joke about Jada, who has removed all her hair because she has alopecia.
Jada, I love you. G.I. Jane 2, can’t wait to see it,” cracked Chris, referring to the 1997 film starring Demi Moore with a shaven head.
Will is seen initially laughing at the joke, but Jada rolls her eyes and then goes up to the stage to give Chris a slap in the face.
‘Reconcile’: Jada finally takes the slap this week on a hair loss-themed episode of her show Red Table Talk, urging Will and Chris to right their differences
The moment: The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences banned Will from attending the Academy Awards for 10 years because of the slap. Was seen on March 27 in Hollywood
Will then returned to his seat and repeatedly shouted at Chris, “Keep my wife’s name out of your damn mouth!”
Less than an hour after his breakout, Will was awarded a Best Actor Oscar and received a standing ovation for his weeping speech in which he described himself as the protector of his family and expressed his desire to be a “vessel of love.”
Although he apologized to the Academy and his fellow nominees during his speech, he did not issue a public apology to Chris until the next day.
After the awards, he went to the Vanity Fair Oscar Party and danced to his own song Gettin’ Jiggy Wit It while other partygoers cheered him on.
As seen on the red carpet: During this year’s Academy Awards, Will walked on stage and slapped Chris Rock for joking about Jada, who has shaved her head because she has alopecia; Last seen on March 27
“Jada, I love you”: “G.I. Jane 2, I can’t wait to see her,” cracked Chris, referring to the 1997 movie starring Demi Moore with a shaven head; Was seen on March 27 in Hollywood
Before the academy could decide what punishment to impose for the accident, Will resigned from the organization.
Although his departure meant he could no longer vote for the Academy Awards, at that point he was still able to attend the show.
However, the Academy has since imposed a 10-year ban on him attending the ceremony, although he could still be nominated for an Academy Award.
‘Love Ship’: Less than an hour after it broke, Will took home a Best Actor Oscar and received a standing ovation for his weeping speech; Last seen on March 27
Upon reaching their decision to ban Will for 10 years, the Academy issued a statement condemning his “unacceptable” and “harmful” behavior, which they said “overshadowed” the rest of the award ceremony.
During the television broadcast, we did not sufficiently touch on the situation in the room. For that, we’re sorry,” they said, referring to the controversy over the fact that Will was not removed from the ceremony immediately after the slap.
On a show a few days after Oscar night, Chris declined to discuss the topic, saying he was “still processing what happened.”
Trophy in Hand: A new Academy decision allowed Will to keep the Best Actor award for King Richard, in which he played the father of Venus and Serena Williams. Last seen on March 27
Some of the public were upset by his attitude, including one who told Fox News: “We want our money back, I didn’t pay the $400 so I don’t see anything.”
Shortly thereafter, his Ego Death World tour began, and at a party in Coachella Valley in early April, he joked that he “restored my hearing” after the slap.
But he refused to address the incident further, saying, “I’m fine, I have a full show and I don’t talk about it until I get paid,” according to The Desert Sun.