In an interview with Billboard, the 21-year-old shared how the media fallout following the incident "didn't rock me as much as my own internal demons."
"Because of the position that we're in, our humanness sometimes isn't accepted, and we're expected to act in a way that isn't conducive to a healthy human life and isn't conducive to being honest."
Will Smith went on to win the best actor award for his role in King Richard but was later banned from attending the awards for 10 years.
In the clip, he apologised to Rock, "So I will say to you, Chris, I apologise to you. My behaviour was unacceptable, and I'm here whenever you're ready to talk."