In Chris Rock’s latest live Netflix special, Selective Outrage, the comedian mentioned a moment in his parenting journey when he had to teach his daughter Lola Simone, now 20, a valuable lesson about consequences.
According to People, Rock, 58, touched on a story about his daughter’s high school experience at a predominantly white school. Rock recalled when Simone got in trouble on a high school class trip to Portugal for sneaking out past curfew.
“Lola and four of her little white girlfriends decided they were bored,” Rock said, explaining they snuck out and went drinking. “Of course, they got busted. Rich white schools, they don’t play that s**t,” he continued.
Rock explained he and his ex-wife, Malaak Compton-Rock, decided to get an attorney to help them handle the incident, and during that time, he realized his daughter and friends were not taking the matter seriously.
“Lola is like, ‘Daddy, stop it. You’re so serious! I’ll be back in school in no time,'” Rock said as he reenacted his daughter.
Rock said he knew then his daughter needed to feel the consequences of her decisions. Sticking to the course of action, Rock called a meeting with Simone’s dean and requested his daughter be expelled.
“I need you to kick my daughter out of this school,” Rock said. “I need my Black child to learn her lesson right now before she is up on OnlyFans and some s**t,” he said in his special.
“Please kick my child out,” he continued. “They kicked her out. They kicked them all out, but they kicked my child out first.”
Rock reflected on that parenting moment resulting in success. Simone learned from the incident and worked hard to attend prestigious schools and programs. Today, she’s studying culinary arts in Europe.
Rock shares two daughters, Simone and Zahra Savannah, 18, with ex-wife Compton-Rock.