Rihanna, Tyler Perry, & Dave Chappelle Among Big Stars Supporting Will Smith at ‘Emancipation’ Screening

Published: Monday 24th Oct 2022 by Rashad

Will Smith may have left sour taste in the mouths of some in Hollywood due to his controversial slapping of Chris Rock at the OSCARs earlier this year, but – as evidenced by the screening for his forthcoming film ‘Emancipation’ – the Academy Award-winning actor still has friends in high places he can depend on.

Details inside about the who’s who that came to lend their support to the embattled actor.


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Ahead of the theatrical release of the Anthony Fuqua-directed slavery drama, Smith invited some of A-list friends for a private preview of the flick – his first major work since the headline-grabbing OSCARS incident in March.

As revealed by a photo lifted to the actor’s official Instagram page, he was joined by the likes of Tyler Perry, actor-comic Dave Chappelle, famed television producer and writer Kenya Barris, Pop diva Rihanna and her rapper boyfriend A$AP Rocky, and others.

Smith wrote in the photo’s caption: “EPIC night!! Thanx for coming to see #Emancipation. Hope ya’ll enjoyed!!”

And “enjoy” they did, if Perry and Barris’ subsequent Instagram posts are to judge by.

“I’m still haunted by ‘Emancipation,’” Perry wrote on his Instagram story. “It’s truly powerful, moving and captivating. And the conversation afterwards with this group was legendary. Thank you, Will Smith, for the preview.”

Barris echoed the sentiment on his Instagram story by writing, “Emancipation is true art, power and everything else a film should be. You got one, Will Smith.”

‘Emancipation’ premieres in theaters on December 2 and will make its streaming premiere on Apple TV+ December 9.  Click here to watch its gripping trailer.

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  1. True Tea October 24, 2022


  2. KeyLoLo October 25, 2022

    Sooo tired of these s**** type movies..but of course this movie will give him praise 🙄

  3. Ms. Ling Ling October 25, 2022

    Black hates people digging up the past for calling them slaves but they are keep making these kinds of movies that reminding everyone they were slaves before. Hahaha how contradicting they are!

  4. marilyn monh-O-E ® 👠(#1 DIVA) October 25, 2022

    Diva wonders why they never casting Normani to be a cotton picking s l a v e for the movie💅🏾 She loves her nasty asshole getting spanked by White men in real life.

  5. October 25, 2022


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