But the comedian, co-host of that fateful March night, still had a lot to say.
Clearly, Will Smith’s slap in the face of Chris Rock after joking about Jada Pinkett Smith’s shaved head was still fueling his anger, especially when Smith hung around like he didn’t care about receiving his Best Actor Oscar.
“I couldn’t believe he was still sitting there, like an asshole,” Sykes said on his show, for People. “Aren’t you supposed to be sitting there with a lawyer or the LAPD, son of a bitch?”
Smith has been banned from the Academy Awards for 10 years and the memory of his attack will likely persist. When comedian Dave Chappelle was confronted by a man on stage at the Hollywood Bowl last week, Rock took the stage and blew up, “What did Will Smith do?? “
“I hope he gets his shit back together,” Sykes said. “Until then, fuck him.”