Will Smith slapping Chris Rock has become one of the most controversial and memorable things of last year and the 94th Academy Awards. And seems like it is not going away anytime soon. The slap once again came to the limelight after the actor-comedian, Eddie Murphy mocked the Men in Black star’s aggressive behavior during his acceptance speech at the 2023 Golden Globe Awards ceremony. While he did manage to poke fun at Will Smith, he also received his share when Tracy Morgan came on stage to present his award.
Tracy Morgan Trolls Eddie Murphy For Having 10 Kids
Tracy Morgan, who considers Eddie Murphy as his inspiration to start a comedy career, got the opportunity to present him with the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 2023 Golden Globe. However, he also took the opportunity to show off his comic skills as he trolled Murphy for having 10 kids with five women.
While addressing his career and accomplishments in the industry, Morgan talked about how the Beverly Hills Cop star is a responsible father. The emotional speech left the audience laughing after the 30 Rock star said, “You got 10 children. Your pull-out game is weak, Eddie.”
He further joked saying that Eddie Murphy is probably trying to break Bob Marley’s record of having 11 children with his girlfriend, Paige Butcher. “You look at Paige and you get her pregnant,” he said.
The Dr. Dolittle star has 10 children with five different women. Paulette McNeely is the mother of his eldest child, Eric Murphy. He has five children, one son, and four daughters, with his ex-wife Nicole Mitchell.
The Boomerang star has one son and one daughter with Tamara Hood and Melanie Brown, respectively. He is currently engaged to Paige Butcher and has a son and a daughter with her.
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Eddie Murphy Mocks Will Smith During His Acceptance Speech
When Eddie Murphy came onstage to accept the Cecil B. DeMille Award, he expressed his gratitude to everyone. He did not acknowledge Tracy Morgan’s joke, as the comedian had already planned something else. He thanked Hollywood Foreign Press Association for honoring him with the award.
He then cracked everyone up with a joke about the slapping incident from last year’s Oscars. Everyone listened carefully and sincerely as the Tower Heist started sharing his “blueprint” to achieve success.
He said, “It is a blueprint and I have followed it my whole career. It is very simple, just do these three things: pay your taxes, mind your business.” And everyone burst out laughing as he said, “And keep Will Smith’s wife’s name out of your f***ing mouth!”
The joke referred to the infamous slap incident when the Bad Boys star slapped Chris Rock on stage at the 94th Academy Awards after he made a joke about his wife, Jada Pinkett-Smith. But his presenter had already served him with Karma for mocking the Emancipation star.
Source: Page Six