Tyler Perry become one of the men said often as having spoken to Will Smith in the instant aftermath of him slapping Chris Rock at this year's Oscars telecast

Perry says that instead, he was on foot a very fine line in a really difficult state of affairs for him, as a pal to each guy involved.

Smith slapped Rock over a joke at Jada Pinkett Smith's fee after which screamed profanities at him from his front-row seat.

"There is a difference between comforting and de-escalating," Perry stated during dialogue with Gayle King at the Tribeca Film Festival

"I was there, near up. I left early to move and take a look at Chris as it was incorrect in no uncertain terms and I made certain I said that to Will," he told King.

As for Smith, he said it was clear the actor was "devastated; he could not believe what happened." He added, "I suppose he is very a good deal in the reflection what happened."

Perry continued. "And to get all this manner to winning an Oscar. It becomes one of the crowning moments of his career that he wanted so desperately."