A Twitter User Predicted Will Smith Smacking Chris Rock Way Back In 2016

The six-year-old tweet has left Twitter stunned.

Will Smith appears to slap Chris Rock onstage during the 94th Annual Academy Awards at Dolby Theatre on March 27, 2022 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)

The Will-Smith-assaulting-Chris-Rock incident has taken the world by storm but one Twitter user did warn us about it...six years ago! Rock is a comedy legend who earned prominence as a cast member of Saturday Night Live in the early 90s. The 57-year-old has also previously emceed the Academy Awards in 2016. Twitter user @_ja_s_on_ had a unique reaction to the slap, sharing a tweet he wrote that year: Will Smith has to punch Chris Rock in the face .... He has no choice. While the 2022 incident seemed so unpredictable, how did Twitter user @_ja_s_on_ know what would happen?


The Internet user seemed to be referring to a joke Rock made while hosting the Oscars in 2016. Jada did not attend as a protest in line with #OscarsSoWhite. He had said, “Jada says she’s not coming. Protesting. I’m like, ‘Ain’t she on a TV show?’ Jada boycotting the Oscars is like me boycotting Rihanna’s panties. I wasn’t invited! Oh, that’s not an invitation I would turn down!” At the time, Pinkett Smith publicly laughed it off, according to Screen Rant, although it doesn't seem like it was forgotten. 

The tweet seemed to impress a lot of people online. Take a look at the reactions below!