Will Smith tells Letterman about slap for kissing reporter

Will Smith made an appearance on the "Late Show with David Letterman" and discussed his slapping of a reporter who kissed him on the "Men in Black 3" Moscow red carpet.

(CBS) Will Smith got candid with David Letterman on Tuesday night about the slap heard round the world last week. [Video at left]

It all started when Smith was on the Moscow red carpet on Friday at the "Men In Black 3" premiere. A male Ukranian journalist kissed Smith, who was none too pleased, lightly slapping the reporter in response.

Video of the incident soon went viral, leading Smith to speak out during an appearance on the "Late Show."

"It's just awkward Dave," Smith said of the kiss.

"[The people at the premiere] were like 'Oh, we're sorry, that's just his schtick.' And I said, 'Well that's why his a** got schtuck,'" Smith said, drawing laughter from the "Late Show" audience.

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