Stephen A. Smith unleashed a scathing tirade on his widely-followed podcast, criticizing Jada Pinkett Smith for what he deems as “emasculating” actions directed at Will Smith.
During the weekend, the renowned ESPN commentator shared a video on his Instagram in which he passionately implored Jada to cease her current treatment of her husband.
“You want to mess with some dude that’s your son’s friend?” he began. “As trifling as that may seem in people’s eyes, that’s your damn business. You want to break up with your husband and all of this stuff? That’s your damn business.”
He continued: “But this public emasculation needs to stop. Jada, all you’re doing is elevating the level of vitriol coming your way. Because it don’t matter what you say.
“There’s nothing you can say to a man to justify what you have done to Will Smith. Every time I see Jada Pinkett Smith talk about Will Smith, I cringe. We kings. We ain’t here like to be treated like that.”
During an interview with Hoda Kotb on the TODAY show, the actress disclosed her bewilderment at the Fresh Prince referring to her as his “wife” when they had not used that term to address each other in several years.
This revelation followed her previous disclosure that they had been separated for seven years.
It’s characteristic of Stephen A. Smith to inject his opinion into virtually any and every topic.