'Chris Rock, he a cornball. Let's keep it real,' says the rapper
Rick Ross has revealed he was not impressed by Chris Rock’s opening monologue at Sunday night’s Oscars, saying it simply “wasn’t funny”.
The comedian focused much of his monologue on the #OscarsSoWhite controversy that had dominated the build-up to the 2016 awards. “Jada [Pinkett-Smith] boycotting the Oscars is like me boycotting Rihanna’s panties. I wasn’t invited,” he quipped at one point.
“You want diversity, we got diversity, please welcome Emily Blunt and somebody whiter – Charlize Theron,” he said later on as he introduced the two actresses to the audience.
Sharing his thoughts on Rock’s performance during a radio interview with 93.9 Fam in the Morning, Ross said: “Chris Rock, he a cornball. Let’s keep it real. I ain’t even finna kick it with y’all like that. Chris Rock a cornball. And I’m-a leave it right there. It wasn’t funny. Stop.”
Later in the discussion, the ‘Aston Martin Music’ rapper added: “He ain’t the one, you dig. I’m not fan of his.”
Chris Rock hosted the Oscars for the second time on Sunday night, having previously presided over the event in 2005. The Oscars’ most frequent host is late comedian Bob Hope, who compered the ceremony 18 times between 1939 and 1977.