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    Chris Rock Finally Addressed The Will Smith Oscars Slap And Said That He's "Not A Victim"

    "Anyone who says words hurt has never been punched in the face."

    Hey — remember the slap? How could you not?

    Chris Rock recoils after Will Smith slapped him in the face on stage on the Oscars

    Ever since Will Smith slapped Chris Rock on stage at the 2022 Oscars, the latter hasn't said much about the incident publicly.

    Chris walking outside while wearing headphones, sunglasses, and holding a tote bag

    Earlier this year, the comedian said he was still "processing" the incident and wasn't ready to get too far into it yet.

    Chris presenting onstage

    Well, according to Us Weekly, Chris finally broke his silence during a recent performance in New Jersey on how he felt about the slap.

    "Anyone who says words hurt has never been punched in the face," he joked at one point.

    “I’m not a victim," he said later in his set. "Yeah, that shit hurt, motherfucker. But I shook that shit off and went to work the next day."

    A closeup of Chris

    "I don’t go to the hospital for a paper cut.”

    OK! If he has anything more to say about the slap in the future, don't worry — we'll keep you updated.