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Trevor Noah wants to avoid any of those Oscar dramas.
During his inaugural monologue for the 63rd Grammy Awards, the host made a joke about Will Smith slapping Chris Rock at the Oscars last weekend.
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“We’ll sing, we’ll dance, we’ll keep people’s names out of our mouths,” he said with a smile from the audience.
During his argument with Rock over a joke about Jada Pinkett Smith’s hair fall, Smith yelled at the Oscar presenter, “Keep my wife’s name out of your mouth.”
Noah was not the only one to mention the much-discussed Oscar moment. Presenting the award for the best song of the year, Questlav joked, “I believe you guys will be 500 feet away.”
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Questlov won the Oscar for Best Documentary for his film “Summer of Soul” shortly after.
In the pre-show, comedian Nat Bargatze also mentioned the slap, walking on stage wearing a black crash helmet and telling the audience, “They said comedians should wear it to the award show now. It doesn’t even cover your face. “