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Will Smith says “Oscars Slap” was years in the making

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HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA – MARCH 27: Will Smith appears to slap Chris Rock onstage during the 94th Annual Academy Awards at Dolby Theatre on March 27, 2022 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)

Will Smith joined Trevor Noah on the Daily Show and explained what happened when he slapped Chris Rock earlier this year at the Oscars.

The actor explained years of frustration led up to the event. Will said the rage goes back to his childhood when he would watch his father hit his mother.

The movie star encouraged the audience to be nice to each other because you never know another person’s troubles.

Smith his currently promoting his new movie “Emancipation” the true story of an escaped slave known for the photographs of his whipped back.