Will Smith was in a darkish place after he slapped Chris Rock on the Oscars, however he had a champion in his nook — the actor says Floyd Mayweather referred to as him day by day for 10-straight days after the incident, simply to ensure he was doing okay.
Smith made the revelation throughout a personal screening of his new “Emancipation” film at The London lodge … and with Floyd in attendance, he took a second to reward TBE for being there for him, despite the fact that they weren’t precisely greatest buds on the time.
“I wish to say one thing additionally about Floyd,” Smith mentioned in video obtained by TMZ Sports activities. “So, we have met one another, we have seen one another round, however we weren’t like, pals.”
“And, the day after the Oscars, for 10 days he referred to as me day by day,” Smith added. “And, he was like, ‘Ay, you realize you the champ, proper? You good? You already know you the champ, proper? I need you to listen to my voice say it,'”
“That was day by day he referred to as me … and it is like, that is my dude eternally proper there.”
Smith has not often spoken about the slapping incident — he solely launched an apology video again in July — so to listen to him go into element in regards to the days following the incident is extremely uncommon.
As for the movie, Mayweather beloved it.
“Emancipation captures an essential time in historical past. The film has me on the sting of my seat all through your complete movie,” Floyd tells us.
Producer Deon Taylor, Floyd’s associate on his upcoming docuseries, “The GOAT,” additionally spoke on the screening. Jona Rechnitz and James McNair, a part of the manufacturing group, had been additionally in the home for the viewing.
“Watching Emancipation movie final evening – the movie was nothing in need of wonderful! The movie touched so many elements of me as a black man in America… Will Smith is sensible!! Each body was Artwork!!!!!,” Deon says of the film.