Jada Pinkett Smith is taking Chris Rock‘s Oscars insult with a grain of salt.
During his opening monologue at this year’s Academy Awards, the 51-year-old host made fun of Jada for boycotting the prestigious award show due to the Academy’s lack of diverse nominations — and now the actress has spoken out about Chris’ remarks for the first time.
“It comes with the territory, sweetheart,” she told photographers at LAX airport on Saturday, March 5, according to E! News. “Hey look, it comes with the territory but we gotta keep it moving. We gotta keep it moving. We gotta keep it moving. There’s a lot of stuff we gotta handle, a lot of stuff in our world right now. We gotta keep it moving.”
Jada and Will at the Golden Globes on Jan. 10.
Chris previously joked about Jada and her husband, Will Smith, boycotting the Oscars during the star-studded award show on Sunday, Feb. 28. “Everybody went mad, you know? Jada got mad. Jada said she’s not coming,” he said. “Jada boycotting the Oscars is like me boycotting Rihanna‘s panties. I wasn’t invited!”
“Will was not nominated for Concussion. I get it. You get mad,” Chris continued. “It’s not fair that Will was this good and didn’t get nominated. You’re right. It’s also not fair that Will was paid $20 million for Wild Wild West!”