Chris Rock slams Jussie Smollett at the NAACP awards

Even though he was told not to bring it up, Chris Rock ignored the producers and slammed Jussie Smollett on the NAACP awards show Saturday night. Smollett was up for an award, but decided not to show up, despite support from other African American actors.

“They said ‘No Jussie Smollett jokes,’ ” said Rock. “What a waste of light skin. Do you know what I could do with that light skin? That curly hair? My career would be out of here! I’d be running Hollywood.”

“What the hell was he thinking? You’re ‘Jessie’ from now on,” Rock continued, “You don’t get the ‘u’ no more. That ‘u’ was respect. You ain’t getting no respect from me!”

The audience roared with laughter, although another presenter announced she “stands with Jussie” right after Rock’s appearance on stage.

Watch the clip below.

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