Chris Rock is speaking out to clarify a comment that seemed to defend Tracy Morgan and the recent homophobic, not to mention sexist, jokes the '30 Rock' star made in a comedy club. Witnesses reported being shocked by the TV star's rant (Morgan soon apologized).

On Saturday, Rock first weighed in with the tweet, "I don't know about you, but I don't want to live in world where Tracy Morgan can't say foul inappropriate s--t."

Cut to Sunday morning. Rock, starring on Broadway in 'The Motherf--ker With the Hat,' is just hours away from appearing at the Tony Awards as a presenter. The veteran comic and theatre newbie decided he'd better give Twitter followers a longer explanation of his viewpoint.