Smith stings like a bee. (Splash News)
Smith, who is rumored to be headed towards a split with his wife of 15 years Jada Pinkett, then tried to justify his brute actions, telling those around him, "He tried to kiss me on my mouth!" The "Ali" actor, a supporter of gay marriage, then told the next red carpet reporter, "He's lucky I didn't sucker punch him … Sorry, I said that on camera."
According to a People magazine source, the reporter asked Smith for a hug and he agreed, and only flipped out because he claimed the man's lips brushed against his. "He was still a good sport about it and thought it was funny after the fact," says the source. "He was laughing and joking about it. He continued doing the press line for another hour and signing autographs and taking pictures with fans."
Somehow we doubt the reporter was laughing after being slapped by Smith.
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