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Chris Rock picks up breakfast in Soho after brother Kenny challenged Will Smith to a boxing match


Chris Rock was spotted strolling down the sidewalk in the Soho neighborhood of New York City after picking up breakfast from a local deli.

The 57-year-old comedian carried a black plastic bag and wore large black headphones around his neck as he walked by the Spring Street subway station on Thursday.

Chris’ outing comes after his younger brother Kenny Rock challenged Will Smith  to a boxing match in the wake of Smith’s attack on the SNL alum at the Academy Awards. 

Breakfast run: Chris Rock was spotted strolling down the sidewalk in Soho after picking up breakfast from a local deli

Breakfast run: Chris Rock was spotted strolling down the sidewalk in Soho after picking up breakfast from a local deli

The stand up star kept it casual in a light green sweatshirt which he paired with khaki cargo pants.

The Grown Ups actor sported white sneakers and shielded his eyes from the sun with gold-framed aviator sunglasses.

The South Carolina native held his iPhone and accessorized with small stud earrings.

Out and about: The 57-year-old comedian carried a black plastic bag and wore large black headphones around his neck as he walked by the Spring Street subway station

Out and about: The 57-year-old comedian carried a black plastic bag and wore large black headphones around his neck as he walked by the Spring Street subway station

Chris has kept a relatively low profile since the awards show though he has resumed his Ego Death World Tour, which is the comic’s first comedy tour in five years.

Ticket prices for his stand up shows have skyrocketed in the wake of the shocking Oscars incident.

The Head of State director recently added a second show in Cincinnati after his first performance sold out. 

Challenge: Chris' outing comes after his younger brother Kenny challenged Will Smith to a boxing match in the wake of Smith's attack on the SNL alum at the Academy Awards.

Challenge: Chris’ outing comes after his younger brother Kenny challenged Will Smith to a boxing match in the wake of Smith’s attack on the SNL alum at the Academy Awards.

Meanwhile, his sibling Kenny has said that he wants to meet Will in the boxing ring.

Kenny, 42, appeared alongside Celebrity Boxing promoter Damon Feldman in New York City on Tuesday, telling TMZ he has drawn up a contract for a potential match, should Smith decide to accept his offer.

The open contract Kenny signed was for a match slated to take place at the Charles F. Dodge City Center in Pembroke Pines, Florida on June 11.

The latest: Meanwhile, his sibling Kenny has said that he wants to meet Will in the boxing ring

Smith was seen at the March 27 show accepting his Best Actor Oscar for King Richard

The latest: Meanwhile, his sibling Kenny has said that he wants to meet Will in the boxing ring

‘I should get in the ring with Will Smith,’ Kenny said. ‘I could take him down… I’ll let the hands do the talking.’

Kenny told the outlet that he has been ‘texting and talking’ with Chris, who is ‘doing great’ weeks after the incident.

Kenny expressed skepticism over the 10-year ban Smith received from the Academy Awards last week, after slapping the comedian during the March 27 show.

‘We have to see if he’s actually gonna get the 10-year ban,’ Kenny said. ‘After three years, they might think we’ll forget about it and then slot him in … we have to make sure that these people do what they say they’re gonna do.’  

Kenny said he doubted that Rock accepted the apology Smith issued toward Rock on social media following the encounter, adding that he ‘didn’t want to bring it up’ when speaking to his brother.

Kenny was asked about comments his brother Tony Rock, 47, made following the Oscars, as Tony told the Los Angeles Times that he was troubled by the physical attack on his sibling in front of a worldwide audience.

Kenny appeared alongside Celebrity Boxing promoter Damon Feldman in New York City on Tuesday, telling TMZ he has reached a contract for a potential match, should Smith decide to accept his offer

Kenny appeared alongside Celebrity Boxing promoter Damon Feldman in New York City on Tuesday, telling TMZ he has reached a contract for a potential match, should Smith decide to accept his offer 

Kenny told the outlet that he has been 'texting and talking' with Chris who is 'doing great' weeks after the incident

Kenny told the outlet that he has been ‘texting and talking’ with Chris who is ‘doing great’ weeks after the incident 

Chris Rock has stayed relatively mum about the incident involving Smith at the Oscars, briefly addressing it at a few comedy shows in the two weeks since the shocking occurrence

Chris Rock has stayed relatively mum about the incident involving Smith at the Oscars, briefly addressing it at a few comedy shows in the two weeks since the shocking occurrence 

‘It eats at me watching it over and over again, because you’ve seen a loved one being attacked and there’s nothing you can do about it,’ Tony told the paper April 4. ‘Every time I’m watching the videos, it’s like a rendition that just keeps going over and over in my head.

‘My brother was no threat to him and you just had no respect for him at that moment. You just belittled him in front of millions of people that watch the show.’

Kenny told TMZ that he didn’t blame Tony – who said the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences should take away the Best Actor award Smith won for King Richard at the proceedings – for ‘taking it kind of personally.’

In the wake of the incident, Smith’s former musical collaborator DJ Jazzy Jeff, 57, came to his defense while appearing Thursday at Chicago’s Dorian’s Through The Record Shop for a Closed Sessions Legend Conversation.

DJ Jazzy Jeff said that Smith’s slap of Rock was due to an uncharacteristic ‘lapse in judgment’ on Smith’s part that he likely regrets.

Smith's former musical collaborator DJ Jazzy Jeff, 57, came to his defense while appearing Thursday at Chicago's Dorian's Through The Record Shop for a Closed Sessions Legend Conversation. He was snapped in LA in February

Smith’s former musical collaborator DJ Jazzy Jeff, 57, came to his defense while appearing Thursday at Chicago’s Dorian’s Through The Record Shop for a Closed Sessions Legend Conversation. He was snapped in LA in February 

The musical artist, who was half of the Grammy-winning tandem DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince, was seen with Smith in February

The musical artist, who was half of the Grammy-winning tandem DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince, was seen with Smith in February 

‘Don’t get it twisted that it was something he was proud of: it was a lapse in judgment, you know?’ the musical artist, who was half of the Grammy-winning tandem DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince, said in a clip that was published on WGCI Chicago’s Instagram page.

He added: ‘I think the thing that I’ve realized is I don’t know too many people that has had the least amount of lapse of judgment than him. I can name 50 times that he should’ve smacked the s*** out of somebody and he didn’t. So for him to have a lapse in judgment, he’s human. And I think a lot of the criticism comes from the people who don’t think people like that are human.’

The Oscars exchange between Smith and Rock took place after Rock made a joke about Jada Pinkett Smith’s shaved head, saying, ‘Jada, I love you, G.I. Jane 2, can’t wait to see it,’ in reference to the 1997 movie which featured Demi Moore with a shaved head. (Pinkett Smith, 50, has diagnosed with alopecia, which causes hair loss.)

Smith then walked onstage and smacked Rock, then returned to his seat and shouted at him twice, ‘Keep my wife’s name out of your f***ing mouth!’ to a stunned audience at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California.

Chris Rock has stayed relatively mum about the incident involving Smith at the Oscars, briefly addressing it at a few comedy shows in the two weeks since the shocking occurrence.

The Emmy-winning performer appeared Friday at the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California, telling the audience, ‘I’m okay. I have a whole show and I’m not talking about that until I get paid,’ the Palm Springs Desert Sun reported. 



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