If the Will Smith Oscars Slap fiasco couldn’t get any more cooked, Will Smith did indeed get cooked, and got caught up in a massive ayahuasca trip!
Ayahuasca is a traditional South American psychoactive brew known for the powerful hallucinations it provides once consumed.
In a leaked clip, Will Smith revealed to David Letterman (American television host) in an interview that occurred PRIOR to ‘the slap,’ that during the trip he hallucinated about LOSING HIS CAREER!
Obviously his subconscious was trying to tell him something. Like maybe, don’t do anything stupid and lose your career? Shame Chris Rock didn’t show up, might have allowed him to connect the dots a bit better.
Watch the clip here;
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In the video Smith states, ‘it was something that, you know, I wanted to try,’ the actor said after researching the drug.
While describing his vision of his career implosion, he called it ‘the individual most hellish psychological experience of my life.’
He then added, ‘All of a sudden, it’s like I start seeing seeing all of my money flying away,’ he recounted.
‘And my house is flying away. And my career is gone,’ he continued. ‘And I’m trying to, like, grab for my money and my career. My whole life is getting destroyed.’
Smith shared he heard a voice in his head say menacingly, ‘This is what the f*** it is. This is what the f*** life is.’
Sounds weirdly familiar to something else that was shouted? … Smith explains he eventually found a sense of calm, and came to the conclusion ‘he can handle anything.’
‘I can handle any person that I lose, I can handle anything that goes wrong in my life, I can handle anything in my marriage. I can handle anything that his life has to offer me,’ he said.
The clip ended with Smith trying to reassure himself that what was in the vision wouldn’t happen, though it was particularly ironic considering the path his career would take not long after the interview.
After slapping Rock at the Oscars, Smith faced consequences within the Academy.
The actor will no longer be able to vote for awards, and was subsequently banned from all Academy events for a decade, which means he won’t be able to attend the ceremony in that period, though he can still be nominated or win an award.
Smith has kept a low-profile following the incident, though he traveled to Mumbai, India, last month to focus on spirituality, yoga and meditation according to a report by People magazine.
The interview was filmed back in January 2022.