“Jada, I love you. GI Jane 2, can’t wait to see you,” Rock said, seemingly referring to Pinkett Smith’s shaved head. Last year, Pinkett Smith revealed that she had been diagnosed with alopecia.
After the comedian made the quip, Smith walked onto the stage and hit Rock, before returning to his seat and shouting: “Keep my wife’s name out your f***ing mouth.”
Rock was momentarily lost for words, but regained his composure before announcing that Summer of Soul had won Best Documentary Feature.
He then gave the trophy to Questlove and remained on stage as the musician and filmmaker delivered his speech.