Will Smith’s Mountaintop Moment: Rising to the Occasion or Giving In to Ego

Colyn Wanjiru Wani's World Blog

At the ceremony of the 94th Academy Awards, Will Smith delivered a slap to Chris Rock that was heard around the world. The #goodforWill hashtag trending on Twitter hailed him as a hero and defender of his Queen Jada (The same Jada who only mere months ago publicly humiliated him by admitting her “entanglement” with August Alsina live on Red Table Talk).

All of this stemmed from Chris Rock’s monologue at the Oscars where he joked about Jada’s shaved hairstyle, which she has admitted to wearing because she has alopecia. After listening to Will Smith’s memoir, I am convinced that although he thought he was being noble, this was really an ego motivated move. Let me explain…

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