N.O.R.E Claims Chris Rock Wants To Do His First Post-Slap Interview With Him

It looks like the actor and comedian isn't ready for a sit-down just yet, but he's thought about who he will go to once he is.

BYGabriel Bras Nevares
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It's been a long, long time since we got anything quite as dominant and conversation-striking in pop culture as the Oscars slap. If you lived under a rock for it, Will Smith slapped host Chris Rock onstage after the latter made a joke about the former's wife, Jada Pinkett-Smith. It inspired a lot of debate over whether it was justified that continues to this day, despite it being over a year old. Moreover, you might've expected both to talk about it at length, and while they have through other means, Rock's never done an interview about it. Now, though, it seems like he's already thinking about it, according to rapper and Drink Champs co-host N.O.R.E.

"Chris Rock gave me one of the greatest compliments at Nas' birthday party!" N.O.R.E. tweeted early Thursday (September 21). "He said 'I'm not ready to talk; but when I am; I'm not going to Oprah, I'm coming to see you N****. @DrinkChamps [handshake emoji] [goat emoji]." Of course, having the comedian on Drink Champs would make for a huge moment. What we'll have to see is when he'll be ready for a full conversation about it.

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However, that's not to say that Chris Rock needs to fully address the situation if he doesn't want to. After all, via his stand-up special, brief statements, and a whole lot of hearsay from other parties, we already know more or less how he feels about it. Still, N.O.R.E.'s more laidback and conversational style will probably make for a fitting look back on this incident and how it's affected him since then. Sure, Drink Champs has had its hiccups with guests, but they're very few and far between when compared to a lot of other media.

Meanwhile, this is not the only recent podcast appearance that the MC has in mind when it comes to his guest plans. Noreaga also responded to Kid Cudi's request that he wants to join the show one day soon to talk about upcoming music, his career, his plans, and more. No matter who he and DJ EFN pull on, we're sure it'll make for quite the romp, and in this slap case, a pretty comprehensive reflection. On that note, check back in with HNHH for the latest news and updates on N.O.R.E. and Chris Rock.

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Gabriel Bras Nevares is a music and pop culture news writer for HotNewHipHop. He started in 2022 as a weekend writer and, since joining the team full-time, has developed a strong knowledge in hip-hop news and releases. Whether it’s regular coverage or occasional interviews and album reviews, he continues to search for the most relevant news for his audience and find the best new releases in the genre. What excites him the most is finding pop culture stories of interest, as well as a deeper passion for the art form of hip-hop and its contemporary output. Specifically, Gabriel enjoys the fringes of rap music: the experimental, boundary-pushing, and raw alternatives to the mainstream sound. As a proud native of San Juan, Puerto Rico, he also stays up-to-date with the archipelago’s local scene and its biggest musical exponents in reggaetón, salsa, indie, and beyond. Before working at HotNewHipHop, Gabriel produced multiple short documentaries, artist interviews, venue spotlights, and audio podcasts on a variety of genres and musical figures. Hardcore punk and Go-go music defined much of his coverage during his time at the George Washington University in D.C. His favorite hip-hop artists working today are Tyler, The Creator, Boldy James, JPEGMAFIA, and Earl Sweatshirt.