Chris Rock cuts a casual figure for a morning walk around NYC

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His mother was deeply saddened to see her son beaten (Image: Getty)

Chris Rock has kept a pretty low profile since Will Smith beat him to the Oscars, but he was seen this morning taking a tour of Manhattan.

The comedian cut a casual figure on his walk, with photographs popping up after his mother expressed her pain over the Oscar incident.

In one of the most talked about moments in Oscar history, Chris was left visibly surprised when the Men In Black star stormed onto the stage to hit him in the face.

The blow came after Chris made a gibberish about Will’s wife Jada, in which Will later shouted from the audience, ‘Keep my wife’s name out of your damn mouth,’ and left the audience stunned.

Since then, Chris’ mother, Rose, has said she felt the King Richard actress was beating her entire family at the time.

‘When he hit Chris, he hit us all. He really hit me, ‘she swore. ‘Because when you hurt my child, you hurt me,’ she said in an interview with South Carolina station WIS-TV.

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The comedian has kept a low profile in recent weeks (Photo: BrosNYC / Backgrid)

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He cut a casual figure as he strolled around Manhattan (Photo: BrosNYC / Backgrid)

The comedian has not commented on his mother’s remarks and appeared to want to remain incognito with his attire around New York City today.

Chris took a leisurely stroll around the Soho area wearing an all-black ensemble, complete with a hat, screens and headphones.

He was seen looking at a salesman’s paintings while on a break from his stand-up comedy tour.

In fact, ticket sales have skyrocketed since the popular comedian was slapped last month when his Ego Death World Tour hit the airwaves earlier this month.

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The taste will go down as one of the most talked about moments in Oscar history (Photo: Rob Latour / Shutterstock)

Three days after Slapgate, The Hollywood Reporter reported that StubHub experienced more than 25 times the daily sales in the last two days than what had happened throughout the last month of his tour.

Ticket prices also rose, but people were willing to pay them.

Since the Oscars incident, Chris has not publicly commented on what happened, or apologized for the joke he made about Jada’s hair since she has alopecia.

Meanwhile, Will – who won his first Oscar that night for his portrayal of Serena and Venus Williams’ father – has been excluded from Academy events for 10 years.

His behavior at the 94th Academy Awards was branded as ‘unacceptable and harmful’ by Academy President David Rubin, for which the star has apologized.

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