A Twitter user predicted Will Smith hitting Chris Rock back in 2016

A Twitter user predicted Will Smith hitting Chris Rock back in 2016

A twitter user, who goes by JASON, warned us back in 2016 with a Twitter post.

No one in attendance at the 94th Academy Awards had seen it coming as Will Smith walked onto the stage and smacked Chris Rock hard in his face. But believe it or not, someone did predict it. Not that evening or even a few days back, but years prior to Sunday's ceremony. 

A Twitter user who goes by JASON warned us back in 2016 with a post that read, "Will Smith has to punch Chris Rock in the face .... He has no choice." Shocked people on Twitter have since been losing their minds over how JASON managed to foretell the future. 

Here's how they reacted:








Although it seems like JASON has some mystic prophetic abilities but that's surely not the case. Responding to the sudden virality of his tweet after the incident at the Oscars, the Twitter user revealed that he was action referring to the feud between the two that year. "So far reference, I was referring to Chris Rock’s monologue at 2016," read the post which was linked to a YouTube video. 

Back in 2016, Jada Pinkett Smith had boycotted the Academy Awards due to its controversial lack of diversity in its nominees. While delivering his opening monologue at the award show, Rock decided to take a jab at Jada's activism and comment on the movement which was called "Oscars so white."


"Jada boycotting the Oscars is like me boycotting Rihanna's panties. I wasn't invited," the comedian said at the time. This year, he poked fun at her shaved head saying, "Jada, can't wait for G.I. Jane 2." The joke was not well-received by Jada who rolled her eyes after hearing it and shortly after her husband walked on the stage and publicly assaulted the comedian before yelling, "Keep my wife’s name out of your f**king mouth."

Smith has since publicly apologized to Rock via a post on Instagram. "My behavior at last night’s Academy Awards was unacceptable and inexcusable. Jokes at my expense are a part of the job, but a joke about Jada’s medical condition was too much for me to bear and I reacted emotionally. I would like to publicly apologize to you, Chris. I was out of line and I was wrong," read the post in part. 

Cover image source: Getty | Photo by Neilson Barnard

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