DJ Jazzy Jeff rose to fame within the late ’80s in a rap duo with Smith, then often called “The Contemporary Prince.” The 2 have remained loyal to one another and nonetheless collaborate musically.
Jeff got here to Smith’s protection final Thursday whereas speaking with “WGCI Morning Present” persona Kyle Santillian at a Chicago document retailer, according to Black Enterprise.
He mentioned the Oscars incident was not solely simply “a lapse of judgment” on Smith’s half.
“I don’t know too many individuals that has had the least quantity of lapse of judgment than him,” he mentioned.
Jeff additionally thought that Smith ought to get a minimum of some credit score for not shedding his cool in his greater than three-decade present enterprise profession, according to a recording of the event shared on Instagram.
“I can title 50 instances the place he ought to’ve smacked the shit outta any person, and he didn’t,” Jeff mentioned. “So for him to have a lapse of judgment, he’s human. I feel numerous the criticism comes from the individuals who don’t suppose people who which are human.”