Two months before the 2022 Oscars, Chris Rock sat down for an episode of Fly on the Wall with Dana Carvey and David Spade, where he opened up about how therapy made him realize he was letting people walk all over him.

Chris explained that he was relentlessly bullied as a child for his small stature and being Black, and he went on to detail taking revenge on a kid that mushed him in front of some girls. He stated, “I went home, I put a brick in a book bag — this is like a legendary story in my neighborhood — I swung that sh– and smacked the guy in the face with this brick and stomped on him, Joe Pesci-style, to the point that we thought he might die.”