During a recent show, Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith was seen throwing the middle finger gesture at someone in the crowd.
Chad Smith comes up with an obscene gesture
One of the fans on Reddit TittenTatten speculated that “Somebody probably yelled “Will Ferrel!”. He really doesn’t like that.”
Meanwhile, another fan toss_my_sauce_boss believes “Somebody had a more cowbell sign with his face on it in Denver. Loved it. They showed it on the big screen too.”
The Red Hot Chili Peppers celebrated the VMA Global Icon Award with their performances of ‘Black Summer’ and ‘Can’t Stop.’ Chad Smith gave an emotional speech to honor the late Foo Fighters icon, Taylor Hawkins. Taylor Hawkins’ tragic death deeply saddened the music world and the hearts of millions of fans, and many artists paid an emotional tribute to the iconic drummer.
Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins shockingly passed away at the age of 50. The band was due to play on the same day of his death. The Foos were scheduled to play at the Festival Estereo Picnic in Bogota, Colombia. This led to the band canceling the rest of their South American tour. Recently, a video clip surfaced on the internet which saw Red Hot Chili Peppers paying subtle tribute to Hawkins.
Chad Smith’s words after receiving the Global Icon Award:
“There’s another musical icon — global icon — and his name is my brother Taylor Hawkins. And I want to dedicate this to Taylor and his family — I love them and miss him every day. Fly on, Hawk.”
Chad Smith’s drum set was embellished with a delineation of a hawk with Taylor’s name across the wingspan. Smith took that moment to dedicate the performance to Hawkins and his family. He said he misses his friend dearly every day with a message ‘Fly on Hawk, fly on brother.’