Chris Rock’s quips about various subjects, including their flings, in his explosive Netflix special were ‘funny and truthful,’ according to Jada Pinkett Smith’s ex-fling August Alsina, according to the New York Post.
During a shocking tell-all confessional in July 2020, Pinkett Smith, 51, claimed to having an affair with singer Alsina, 30, while married to Smith.
In the aftermath of the notorious Oscars slap, Rock took many digs at Will and Jada’s relationship on his new program, Selective Outrage.
A source told the publication: ‘August watched the Netflix special and he laughed. He thought it was not only funny but truthful. That was the best part for him.
‘A lot of people spoke out against [Alsina]. So he was happy to see that Chris Rock seemed to be advocating for the truth and not just making a joke.’
Bringing Jada up in the show, Chris addressed her affair and his frustration that he was the one who ‘bore the brunt’ of the couple’s marital troubles.
‘Will Smith practices selective outrage,’ Rock said, giving a nod to the special’s title.
‘Everybody that really knows I had nothing to do with that. I didn’t have any entanglements…She hurt him way more than he hurt me.’
He even brought up the fact that Pinkett Smith only confessed to having an affair while interviewing her husband and noted: ‘His wife was f****** her son’s friend.’
Bill Bellamy and Jeff Dye defended Rock’s right to make jokes about Smith, with the former saying on TMZ Live: ‘It was a personal thing that happened to him. I don’t think he was being malicious, he was just pushing the envelope.’
Dye added: ‘Anyone who is upset for Chris Rock doing jokes is insane… they should be lucky he didn’t press charges and then drop a special.’