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Questlove is apparently telling people to stop talking about the Oscars

Questlove has apparently asked for an end to discussions about Will Smith’s punch at Chris Rock at the Oscars.

his movie, Summer of Soul (…or when the revolution couldn’t be televised)won the award for best documentary just moments after being slapped on Sunday (March 27).

Rock was preparing to announce the winner of that category when Smith slapped him for making a joke about Jada Pinkett Smith’s hair.

Despite several breakout successes that happened that night, much of the post-Oscar conversation revolved around the actor’s and the comedian’s altercation.

On Friday (April 1), musician and filmmaker Questlove – real name Ahmir Khalib Thompson – appeared to express his desire to end the conversation.

“Can we finally stop talking about this?” he tweeted to his followers.

Earlier this week he performed with his Oscar The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. During the interview, he revealed that he was meditating at the time of the incident.

Chris Rock and Will Smith

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He explained: “They tell you beforehand that this is your category and at that moment you will either be full of fear or for me I’ve been like meditating for the last couple of years.

“And when the commercial break happened, I was like, ‘Mmmm.’ When I opened my eyes I didn’t notice. ‘Why is everyone so quiet?’”

According to the root Musician, he did not realize that something significant had happened shortly before, until he approached the stage.

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He continued, “As I walk up to the stage, I kind of put two and two together and realize that was a real moment, about three seconds before I said anything.

“But in my mind, they just did a sketch or whatever, and I just said, ‘Okay, Ahmir, remember to thank your mother, your father.’

“So I wasn’t there at all. I was just in a void.”

https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/news/questlove-will-smith-chris-rock-oscars-b2049338.html Questlove is apparently telling people to stop talking about the Oscars

JOE HERNANDEZ

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