Comedian Chris Rock is back with his Netflix comedy special, Tamborine. In his stand up special, Rock talks about his life as a father and what’s it like to be divorcee. After being married for 18 years, Rock divorced from his wife, Malaak Compton-Rock. Chris found himself in the dating game and he decided to approach Rihanna.
After my divorce was final, I was at a party and I saw Rihanna, Chris Rock said. OK, let’s start this again. Let me say what’s up,’ right? And I’m like, ‘How you doing, Rihanna?’ Chris Rock said. Rihanna looked at me like I was one of her aunts! (Not her aunt!)
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While Chris Rock didn’t have a problem with their age difference, Rihanna wasn’t feeling him. After talking to Rihanna, Rock jokingly revealed to his audience that the experience reminded him of how old he was. Additionally, Rock shared that Rihanna didn’t even look at him as a possibility.
She didn’t even register him as a ‘d*ck-carrying member of society’, Rock said. I would have had an easier time f*cking Aretha Franklin.
This isn’t the first time that Rock has commented publicly about his affection for Rihanna. When Rock was hosting the Oscars in 2016, he joked about the controversy of African-American stars boycotting the Oscars. That year, many African-Americans were enraged about the lack of diversity in the Oscar nominees. Jada Pinkett- Smith was one of the celebrities that spoke publicly about not attending. While calling Jada out, Rock mentioned Rihanna.
Jada said she’s not coming. Isn’t she on a TV show?, Rock jokingly said. Jada boycotting the Oscars is like me boycotting Rihanna’s panties. I wasn’t invited.
While Chris Rock was out of Rihanna’s league, he is currently in a relationship with 32-year-old actress Megalyn Echikunwoke. Megalyn is best known for playing Medical Examiner Dr. Tara Price on season seven of CSI: Miami. It looks like everything worked out for the best.