According to an allegation from an Arizona audience, Chris Rock claims he was asked to host the Oscars but declined.

Chris Rock claimed in Phoenix that he had turned down the opportunity to host the 2023 Academy Awards.

According to The Arizona Republic, Rock apparently said these things during his sold-out Sunday night performance.

According to a joker who was mentioned in the newspaper, hosting would be like returning to the scene of the crime.

According to The Arizona Republic, Rock compared having Nicole Brown Simpson emcee the Oscars to a murder trial.

A pair of Brown Simpson's spectacles were discovered at the eatery where she and her killer,

Representatives from Rock were contacted by TODAY but did not immediately respond. The academy chose not to make a remark in public.