In between songs during a live performance, Khalifa addressed the crowd of his show telling them, "I just want to thank you all for coming out," before going on to say, "if anyone tries to walk up here and slap me you will get shot. I'm just gonna let you know right now."
The audience laughed but it was unclear if this was just a joke at Will Smith's expense, or an actual warning to anyone thinking of pulling something during the show. Quite possibly both.
On Sunday, Smith lost it after Rock made a comment about Jada's hair comparing it to Demi Moore in G.I. Jane.
Although Smith originally laughed at the joke, he a few seconds later walked down the runway of the stage and smacked the star of Spiral across the face. The actor continued to yell at the comedian telling Rock "Keep my wife's name out of your f------ mouth!"
The Academy, along with SAG is currently investigating Smith's actions and are weighing their options as to how to punish the actor for the incident.
On Monday, hours after the slap, Smith posted a public apology to Rock reading, "I was out of line and I was wrong. I am embarrassed and my actions were not indicative of the man I want to be. There is no place for violence in a world of love and kindness.
"I would also like to apologize to the Academy, the producers of the show, all the attendees, and everyone watching around the world. I would like to apologize to the Williams Family and my King Richard Family," he added. "I deeply regret that my behavior has stained what has been an otherwise gorgeous journey for all of us."