Eddie Murphy made certain throughout Tuesday’s Golden Globe Awards that essentially the most notorious second in latest leisure awards historical past — Will Smith slapping Chris Rock eventually yr’s Oscars ceremony — was not forgotten.
Accepting the honorary Cecil B. DeMille Award, the favored comic and actor thanked a number of producers, executives and publicists he had labored with by way of the years earlier than wrapping up with a tip for up-and-coming “dreamers and artists.”
“There’s a definitive blueprint that you can follow to achieve success, prosperity, longevity and peace of mind,” mentioned Murphy, including that he had adopted it his complete profession.
“Pay your taxes, mind your business,” he mentioned earlier than including with a dramatic pause, “and keep Will Smith’s wife’s name out of your f— mouth!”
The quip, which was bleeped throughout the reside NBC broadcast, was a reference to Smith slapping Rock onstage after he made a joke about Smith’s spouse, Jada Pinkett Smith. Smith yelled at Rock from his seat after the assault to maintain his spouse’s identify out of his mouth.
When he appeared backstage just a few moments later, Murphy mentioned he had not spoke to Rock or Smith for the reason that incident, “but I love both of them.”
Times employees author Michael Ordoña contributed to this report.