Tyler Perry on what happened in immediate aftermath of Will Smith Oscars slap

Tyler Perry says Will Smith "was devastated" in the moments after he slapped Chris Rock at the Oscars.

The filmmaker was one of the ones rallying around Smith in the wake of the shocking moment, stemming from a G.I. Jane joke Rock made at Jada Pinkett Smith's expense, reportedly unaware she has alopecia. Perry also defended his own actions, saying he wasn't "comforting" Smith but "de-escalating" the situation.

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