Chris Rock boards private jet between gigs of Ego Death World Tour


Chris Rock was spotted on Saturday as he boarded a private jet in Hartford, Connecticut, between gigs of his current Ego Death World Tour.

The 57-year-old comedian performed at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Connecticut on Friday and is scheduled to play Shea’s Performing Arts Center in Buffalo, New York, on Saturday.

His world tour began on the heels of the extraordinary moment when Will Smith slapped him onstage at the Oscars for making a bald joke about his wife Jada Pinkett Smith, who shaved her head because she has alopecia.

All aboard: Chris Rock was spotted this Saturday boarding a private jet in Hartford, Connecticut between gigs of his current Ego Death World Tour

Chris was seen looking casual as he boarded the jet in a black graphic T-shirt that he matched with black Adidas track pants.

He added a splash of color with green-and-orange Nike trainers, and he carried a black backpack slung over one shoulder

The comedian and actor covered up with a black graphic baseball cap and a cool pair of aviator sunglasses, and he had large headphones around his neck. 

Details: The 57-year-old comedian performed at Mohegan Sun in Connecticut on Friday and is scheduled to play Shea's Performing Arts Center in Buffalo, New York on Saturday

Details: The 57-year-old comedian performed at Mohegan Sun in Connecticut on Friday and is scheduled to play Shea’s Performing Arts Center in Buffalo, New York on Saturday

Incidentally: His world tour began on the heels of the extraordinary moment when Will Smith slapped him onstage at the Oscars for making a bald joke about his wife Jada Pinkett Smith

Incidentally: His world tour began on the heels of the extraordinary moment when Will Smith slapped him onstage at the Oscars for making a bald joke about his wife Jada Pinkett Smith

Jada finally addressed the slap this week on an alopecia-themed episode of her show Red Table Talk, urging Will and Chris to patch up their differences.

‘This is a really important Red Table Talk on alopecia. Considering what I’ve been through with my own health and what happened at the Oscars,’ she said.

‘Thousands have reached out to me with their stories. I’m using this moment to give our alopecia family an opportunity to talk about what it’s like to have this condition and to inform people about what alopecia actually is.’ 

She went on: ‘Now about Oscar night, my deepest hope is that these two intelligent, capable men have an opportunity to heal, talk this out and reconcile.’

There he is: Chris is pictured performing on his previous tour, the Total Blackout tour, at the Park Theater in Las Vegas

There he is: Chris is pictured performing on his previous tour, the Total Blackout tour, at the Park Theater in Las Vegas

Jada continued: ‘The state of the world today, we need them both. And we all actually need one another more than ever. Until then, Will and I are continuing to do what we have done for the last 28 years, and that’s keep figuring out this thing called life together. Thank you for listening.’

During the Oscars on March 27, Will marched onstage and slapped Chris for making a shaved-head joke about Jada, who removed all of her hair because she has alopecia.

‘Jada, I love you. GI Jane 2, can’t wait to see it,’ Chris cracked, in reference to the 1997 movie starring Demi Moore with a shaved head.

Will was seen initially laughing at the joke, but Jada rolled her eyes and then he took to the stage to give Chris a smack across the face.

'Reconcile': Jada finally addressed the slap this week on an alopecia-themed episode of her show Red Table Talk, urging Will and Chris to patch up their differences

‘Reconcile’: Jada finally addressed the slap this week on an alopecia-themed episode of her show Red Table Talk, urging Will and Chris to patch up their differences 

The moment: The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences banned Will from attending the Oscars for 10 years on account of the slap; seen March 27 in Hollywood

The moment: The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences banned Will from attending the Oscars for 10 years on account of the slap; seen March 27 in Hollywood

Then Will flounced back to his seat and repeatedly screamed at Chris: ‘Keep my wife’s name out of your f***ing mouth!’ 

Less than an hour after his outburst, Will was awarded the best actor Oscar and received a standing ovation for his tearful speech in which he called himself a protector of his family and expressed a desire to be a ‘vessel of love.’ 

Although he apologized to the Academy and his fellow nominees during his speech, he did not issue a public apology to Chris until the following day. 

After the awards, he went to the Vanity Fair Oscar Party and danced to his own song Gettin’ Jiggy Wit It while other partygoers cheered him on. 

As seen on the red carpet: During this year's Oscars, Will marched onstage and slapped Chris Rock for making a bald joke about Jada, who shaved her head because she has alopecia; seen March 27

As seen on the red carpet: During this year’s Oscars, Will marched onstage and slapped Chris Rock for making a bald joke about Jada, who shaved her head because she has alopecia; seen March 27

'Jada, I love you': 'GI Jane 2, can't wait to see it,' Chris cracked, in reference to the 1997 movie starring Demi Moore with a shaved head; seen March 27 in Hollywood

‘Jada, I love you’: ‘GI Jane 2, can’t wait to see it,’ Chris cracked, in reference to the 1997 movie starring Demi Moore with a shaved head; seen March 27 in Hollywood

Before the Academy could decide what punishment it should impose for the incident, Will resigned from the organization.

Although his departure meant he could no longer vote for the Oscars, he at that point was still able to attend the show.

However the Academy has since imposed a 10-year ban on his attending the ceremony, though he can still be nominated for an win Oscars.

'Vessel of love': Less than an hour after his outburst, Will was awarded the best actor Oscar and received a standing ovation for his tearful speech; seen March 27

‘Vessel of love’: Less than an hour after his outburst, Will was awarded the best actor Oscar and received a standing ovation for his tearful speech; seen March 27

Upon arriving at their decision to ban Will for 10 years, the Academy released a statement denouncing his ‘unacceptable’ and ‘harmful behavior,’ which they said ‘overshadowed’ the rest of the award show.

‘During our telecast, we did not adequately address the situation in the room. For this, we are sorry,’ they said, in a nod to the controversy over the fact that Will was not removed from the ceremony immediately after the slap.

At a show a few days after Oscar night, Chris declined to discuss the subject, saying he was ‘still processing what happened.’

Trophy in hand: The Academy's new decision has allowed Will to keep his best actor prize for King Richard, in which he played Venus and Serena Williams' father; seen March 27

Trophy in hand: The Academy’s new decision has allowed Will to keep his best actor prize for King Richard, in which he played Venus and Serena Williams’ father; seen March 27

Some audience members were miffed by his stance, including one who told Fox News: ‘We want our money back, I didn’t pay $400 to see nothing.’ 

Shortly thereafter his Ego Death World Tour began, and at a gig in the Coachella Valley in early April he joked that he ‘got my hearing back’ after the slap.

However he refused to address the incident further, saying: ‘I’m OK, I have a whole show and I’m not talking about that until I get paid,’ per the Desert Sun.

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