Trinidadian born American rapper Nicki Minaj has weighed in her thought on the 2022 Oscars drama between actor Will Smith and comedian Chris Rock.
On Sunday night, the Oscars gala was overshadowed by the incident of Will Smith walking up to the Oscars stage to slap Chris Rock after he made a cheeky joke about his wife.
Rock, presenting the best documentary prize with a short comedy routine, had cracked a joke comparing Jada Pinkett Smith’s tightly cropped hair to Demi Moore’s appearance in the film “G.I. Jane”, meanwhile, Jada Pinkett Smith has in 2018 revealed her diagnosis of Alopecia.
The scene has since garnered a lot of reactions from celebrities and fans over the world, with Nicki Minaj also reacting.
Nicki Minaj Defends Will Smith
The 39-year-old rapper took to her Twitter page to disclose that she loves Chris Rock and would not believe he would ever want to hurt the Smiths if he knew about the diagnosis.
Defending Smith, she said people do not have an idea of how the man has had to console his wife to sleep at night because of her condition.
She further warns those that joke about people’s reality to watch out because men are coming out to defend their wives.
Nicki Minaj tweeted, ”I love Chris Rock. I don’t think he would’ve made that joke had he known what Jada recently shared- but between him & the whole team @ the #Oscars you mean to tell me not ONE of y’all heard this woman just share this heartbreaking story?#ComeOnSon
”The husband gets a front-row seat to his wife’s pain… he’s the 1 consoling her… drying her tears behind closed doors when those cameras go off. Social media has made ppl feel that these “husbands” won’t ever run into them in real life.
”You just got to witness in real-time what happens in a man’s soul when he looks over to the woman he loves & sees her holding back tears from a “little joke” at her expense. This is what any & every real man feels in that instant. while y’all seeing the joke he’s seeing her pain
”Imagine what it must feel like to be losing your hair to the point where you have to shave it bald. Do you think that’s easy to deal with for anyone? You don’t think she’s cried about that many times? 2022 y’all gon have to see these men about those jokes you made about their wives.”