Will Smith gushes over his friendship with Floyd Mayweather

Will opened up on how Floyd checked up on him daily for over a week after the Oscar slap fiasco

Will Smith says Floyd Mayweather checked on him daily after the Oscar slap
Will Smith says Floyd Mayweather checked on him daily after the Oscar slap
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During a private screening of his latest movie, "Emancipation" at The London Hotel, globally celebrated actor Will Smith opened up about life post the infamous Chris Rock slap.

The father pf three admitted that he was in a dark place after he slapped Chris Rock at the Oscars and ended up being banned from the academy for 10 years.

He however was blessed to have a few amazing people on his corner, a world champ being among them.

With Floyd in attendance, Will took a moment to praise TBE for being there for him, even though they weren't exactly best buds at the time.

Will revealed that Floyd Mayweather called him every day for 10-straight days after the incident, just to make sure he was doing okay.

In a trending video Will is heard candidly saying, "I want to say something also about Floyd. So, we've met each other, we've seen each other around, but we weren't like, friends.

And, the day after the Oscars, for 10 days he called me every day,"

Will smith slaps Chris Rock/Reuters
Will smith slaps Chris Rock/Reuters

Seemingly a little bit emotional Will added "and, he was like, 'Ay, you know you the champ, right? You good? You know you the champ, right? I want you to hear my voice say it.

That was every day he called me ... and it's like, that's my dude forever right there."

Mayweather could be seen for luck over a better term, blushing as Will heaped praises on him and thanked him for checking up on him as the world around him was crumbling.

The Fresh Prince of Belaire has rarely spoken about the infamous slap minus the video he released back in July publicly apologizing to Chris Rock, his fans and the academy at large.

As for Will's film, Mayweather loved it.

“Emancipation captures an important time in history. The movie has me on the edge of my seat throughout the entire film,” Floyd said.

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