“A lot of people forget who Will Smith is,” Chappelle said to an audience at a Liverpool event with Rock last week, per the Telegraph.
The comedian noted that the actor was a Philadelphia native.
“Then, 10 minutes before he was about to get the biggest award… he acted like he was back in Philadelphia,” Chappelle said.
“Will did the impression of a perfect person for 30 years, and he ripped his mask off and showed us he was as ugly as the rest of us," he added. "Whatever the consequences are… I hope he doesn’t put his mask back on again and lets his real face breathe.”
Following his infamous Oscars slap, Smith addressed his actions in an Instagram video and again apologized to Rock, who cracked a joke about Jada Pinkett Smith's hair while presenting the 2022 Academy Award for Best Documentary.
“I would like to publicly apologize to you, Chris. I was out of line and I was wrong," the King Richard star said in July.
“I am embarrassed and my actions were not indicative of the man I want to be. There is no place for violence in a world of love and kindness.”
Rock reportedly fired back at Smith and his Instagram apology during a performance with Chappelle in London on Saturday (September 3).
"F*** your hostage video," Rock said, per Deadline.