Tiffany Haddish defended Will Smith for smacking Chris Rock at the Academy Awards on Sunday, March 27.

Haddish explained that as a woman who has been unprotected, it was beautiful to watch Will defend Jada.

The actress revealed that Rock is a friend of the couple and did not run the joke by them.

Haddish said that though the public may not like what Will did, it meant the world to her.

The debacle began when Rock, hosting the ceremony, made a joke about Jada's hair.

The "Red Table Talk" co-host battles alopecia, which causes hair loss.

Despite laughing at first, Will later took to the stage to Slap Rock and admonished him.

The "King Richard" actor apologized for his actions during his Best Actor Award speech.

Will admitted that being in the industry requires tough skin.