Tyler Perry Says Will Smith Was ‘Devastated’ After Oscars Slap: ‘He Couldn’t Believe He Did It’

Tyler Perry is looking back at that infamous Oscars slap. The director, who is friends with both Will Smith and Chris Rock, addressed the shocking moment during a wide-ranging conversation with Gayle King at the Tribeca Film Festival. “I’ll tell you, when we walked over to him, he was devastated. He couldn’t believe what happened. He couldn’t believe he did it. I’m looking at this man in his eyes going, ‘What are you doing? This is your night,'” Tyler shared.