"Jada said she's not coming," Rock said, referring to the "Gotham" star's decision to boycott the ceremony over the lack of diversity among nominees. "I was like, 'Isn't she on a TV show?' Jada's gonna boycott the Oscars? Jada boycotting the Oscars is like me boycotting Rihanna's panties. I wasn't invited!"
"It comes with the territory, sweatheart," Pinkett Smith told X17. "Hey look, it comes with the territory, but 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."
During Rock's opening monologue, he also poked fun at the actress' husband, Will Smith.
"It's not fair that Will was this good [in 'Concussion'] and didn't get nominated," Rock said. "It's also not fair that Will was paid $20 million for 'Wild Wild West!'"
No word yet on whether Will Smith is also "keeping it moving."