Will Smith in Tears With Trevor Noah About Chris Rock Slap

A tearful Will Smith reveals what led to that notorious Oscar slap.

It was a lot of things. It was the the the little boy that watched his father beat up his mother.

That was a rage that had been bottled for a really long time. But at the end of the day, I just. I lost it. He's also sharing.

Personal stories how his young nephew stayed up late to watch the Oscars. My nephew Dom is 9 and he is the sweetest little boy.

He's like, you know, we came home and it's like he had stayed up late to see his uncle will and he's just like.

FWhy did you hit that man, Uncle will?You know, damn it, why are you trying to Oprah me? Smith appeared on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah to promote his film emancipation, his first movie since the Oscars fiasco.

The film is based on the true story of an escaped slave whose photo of his horribly scarred back.

Revealed the horrific whippings he endured. The film recreates the shocking image.

Smith says he understands the movie may face an uphill battle at the box office, but he hopes for the sake of the cast and crew, people will watch the film.

These top artists in the world have done some of the.That's the work of their career and the idea that they might be denied because of me is like, oh.