He was told no Jussie Smollett jokes but that didn’t stop Chris Rock from taking aim at Saturday night’s NAACP Image Awards in Hollywood.
“They said ‘No Jussie Smollett jokes,’ ” said Rock, who was there to present Outstanding Comedy Series. But that didn’t stop him. “What a waste of light skin,” Rock cracked. “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, as cameras showed Trevor Noah cracking up in the crowd. “You don’t get the ‘u’ no more. That ‘u’ was respect. You ain’t getting no respect from me!”
— TV One (@tvonetv) March 31, 2019