Chris Rock is "not ready to talk" with Will Smith, despite his recent public apology for slapping Rock during the live broadcast of the 94th Academy Awards in March.
Rock, who is currently on tour, believes that the timing of Smith's apology is "more for Will's best interest."
"He needs the public's forgiveness, not Chris'," the source added.
Chris Rock reportedly has "no plans" to speak with Will Smith following his on-camera apology released Friday for slapping the comic at the Oscars.
Smith shared a YouTube video on Friday answering everyone's most frequently asked questions, including why
he didn't apologize to Rock during his acceptance speech. After Smith took the stage
and slapped Rock for telling a joke about Jada Pinkett Smith, he won the Best Actor award for his role in "King Richard."
"I was confused at that point," Smith admitted about the lack of an immediate apology to Rock. "It's all confused."
The "Gemini Man" actor revealed that he has contacted Rock to talk about the incident, but stated that the comedian
is not ready to sit down with him. He also spent the five-minute video apologizing to Rock and others - including Rose Rock.
"I want to apologize to Chris' mother," Smith said. "I saw an interview that Chris' mother did, and, you know, that
was one of the things about that moment. I just didn't realize, and, you know, I wasn't thinking, but how many people were hurt in that moment," the actor explained.