Chris Rock Donald Trump The Independent
Chris Rock Donald Trump The Independent

Chris Rock has jokes ready for former president Donald Trump‘s expected detention, arguing that his arrest would only increase his popularity, just like it once did for 2pac.

During a recent event when Adam Sandler received the Mark Twain Humorist award, the comedian reportedly brought up the subject, according to a story from Deadline on Monday (March 20). Rock entertained the audience with jokes about Trump as he gave Sandler the award.

“Are you guys really going to arrest Trump? Do you know that this is only going to make him more popular?” Chris Rock said. “It is like arresting 2Pac. He’s just going to sell more records. Are you stupid? He slept with a porn star and paid off someone so his wife wouldn’t find out. That’s romantic.”

Trump is anticipated to be detained as part of an ongoing investigation into whether alleged “hush money” paid to porn star Stormy Daniels should be considered as an illegal campaign expense. Trump himself attempted to stir up protests by posting about his impending arrest on his Truth Social account on Saturday (March 18).


In contrast, according to the Washington Post, the disgraced politician’s advisors claim they have not yet received a “notice” regarding an indictment. Trump was also reported to have predicted the date based on media reports.

Moreover, Chris Rock’s Netflix comedy special Selective Outrage, which was the first live event the streaming service since has broadcast, grabbed headlines earlier this month. Of course he had to speak about the Will Smith Oscars slap, but he didn’t do so until approximately an hour into his performance.

When he eventually got to the subject, he said that Will Smith was the one who came up with the title for the special.

“Will Smith practices ‘Selective Outrage,’” Rock explained. “Everybody who really knows, knows I had nothing to do with that shit. I didn’t have any ‘entanglements.’ His wife was fucking her son’s friend. I normally would not talk about this shit…

“I have no idea why two talented people would do something that fucking lowdown,” he continued. “We’ve all been cheated on. Everybody in here been cheated on. None of us has ever been interviewed by the person that cheated on us… on television. She hurt him way more than he hurt me.”

Chris Rock continued by telling the crowd that after Will Smith’s now-famous sit-down on his wife Jada’s Red Table Talk, he made an effort to get in touch with him and give his support.

“Everybody in the world called him a bitch,” he said, later referencing The Breakfast Club, Drink Champs, and other talk shows that poked fun at the situation. “I tried to call the muthafucka. I tried to call that man and give him my condolences. He didn’t pick up for me. Everybody called him a bitch and who does he hit? Me.”

Chris Rock explicitly stated that Jada “started it” when she singled him out for agreeing to host the awards show in 2016 when asked what motivated him to mention her in his onstage commentary at the Oscars.

“She fucking said [I] should quit because Will didn’t get nominated for Concussion,” he quipped. “What the fuck? So then I do some jokes about it. Who gives a fuck? That’s how it is. She started it. I finished it. Nobody’s picking on this bitch. She started this shit. Nobody was picking on her.”