Insiders are opening up about the infamous Oscars slap.

Sources told PEOPLE that Chris Rock never expected to be slapped.

He was slapped by Will Smith after he made a joke about Jada’s hair loss condition.

The insider mentioned this isn’t the first time Chris has gone “too far” with his jokes.

“You hire Chris to get people's reactions,” the source said.

They admitted that “he can go over the line and upset people.”

“It is expected, and that is who he is,” they added.

They said that Rock’s jokes haven’t “hurt his career.”

In fact, Rock just performed six sold-out shows in Boston after the slap.