Martin Lawrence Reacts to Kendrick Lamar Walking Out of an Interview for Him

Martin Lawrence Reacts to Kendrick Lamar Walking Out of an Interview for Him

-Thank you, Jimmy,
for having me, man. -It’s so good to see you.
Come on, you got — you were kind of grooving
over there when we came in. -Yeah.
-Just a little — -Every now and then I got to
give you a funky move. You know, and The Roots,
you know, they do their thing. You know.
-God, you got to. Exactly, right. Come on.
[ Cheers and applause ] You had some like kind of boxing
moves in there. Are you —
-Oh, yeah. Were you ever a boxer?
-Yeah, when I was young, I was a runner-up
in Golden Gloves, and I was a AAU champion. -Were you really?
-Yeah. -Wow, before a comedian
you wanted to be a boxer? -Yeah, I could do work
with these things, man. -Yeah.
-Oh, yeah. -Did you have a go-to move,
like a good knockout? -Well, you know, you got the
jab, right? -Yeah, yeah, yeah.
-Let me stand up and show you. You got the jab.
[ Cheers ] Then you got the right hand.
-Uh-huh. -And then you got the hook.
-Ooh. -All right, your hook —
you got to turn that — you know, turn with it. So, then when you put it all — when you put it all together,
you — pow, pow, boom. -Boom.
-See that? See that?
Pow, pow, boom. -See, I almost walked out and
then you wah, wah, woom. -Bop. That’s it.
-Ooh, that’s when I walked away. -That’s the combo. That’s
the combo. One, two, three. -‘Cause you fake them out?
You fake them out. You go like — you go like,
“Hey, like, what’s up? How you doing?”
[ Laughter ] And then you’re, like bop,
go home. -There you go.
Hey, what’s up? How you doing? -Go home.
-Go home. -Yeah, that’s it. Yeah.
-There you go. -That’s the way to do it.
That’s the move, man. I can tell. But you stopped boxing.
Why? Why? -‘Cause I got my eye swollen. [ Laughter ]
-Just a couple black eyes? -I came home and I had a big
eye, and my mother said, “That’s it.
No more for you.” And I’ve been doing comedy
ever since. -Thank goodness.
[ Cheers and applause ] Thank goodness. You ended up moving to
New York City, right? -Mm-hmm.
-To do standup and you worked — Did you work for Sears
telemarketing? -Sears and Roebuck.
Yes, I was a T.S.R., telephone sales representative. -How was that? -We used to sell maintenance
agreements. -Wow.
-So, when you buy new appliances, we sell warranties and stuff over the phone,
and I never sold none. [ Laughter ] -No, you never —
-No. -You just call and you go, “Hi,
are you interested in the –” -Yeah, that’s exactly what
I would say — -Click.
-And they would go, click. [ Laughter ]
-Yeah, hang up. But you had some very
interesting people working in the cubicle next to
you that were also struggling. -Yes, Salt-N-Pepa. -Salt-N-Pepa was next to you
in the cubicle at Sears. -And that was cool ’cause I used
to mess with them every day, wouldn’t let them get
their work done. I was always flirting
and everything. -Really?
-Yeah. -Just making them laugh and just
doing stuff and doing bits? That’s wild.
I heard that they asked you to open for them for their
first giant New York gig. -Yes.
-And you did it, right? -It was a show at somewhere,
I think at the Inferno or something, and I was supposed
to open for them, and I got there early. They weren’t there yet. So they put me downstairs to
wait for them, and they came and did the show,
and I didn’t know, ’cause I fell asleep downstairs. [ Laughter ] So when I woke up, I ran
upstairs, they were leaving. The limo was leaving.
I was like, “Oh, there goes my chance.” -Wow.
That was — really? -Yeah.
-Well, thank goodness it all turned out great ’cause
you ended up making one of the funniest TV shows
of all time, “Martin.” -Oh.
[ Cheers and applause ] -Which we love. I mean, on top of that, your
standup as well, but I mean, “Martin” — this is just some
of the characters you did on “Martin,” and I loved — -Yeah.
-There’s Romey Rome, there’s Sheneneh, Roscoe —
-Yeah. -Dragon Fly Jones. Are these based on real people
or just you came up with just in your head?
-I would say Sheneneh is. Sheneneh, I would say, I kind of
based off my nieces, and my sisters and stuff. Did the attitude. The, you know, “Oh, my goodness.
Oh, yeah.” They don’t take no stuff,
you know? “Oh, my goodness.
Get out of my face. I ain’t taking no stuff.
I ain’t taking no stuff.” You know, that attitude.
That whole, you know. -Oh, my gosh. Did you know
it was going to take off and that you know, people would
be still talking about it now? -I wanted it to. That’s why I
did all these characters. I was trying to do everything
I could to make the show work. I knew I only had one shot at it and that’s what I did to try
to make it work. -‘Cause so many — you did it
and you hit it. [ Applause ]
That was the boom. That was the knockout.
-Yeah. Pow!
-Pow. Exactly, yeah. LeBron James is a big fan of
yours as well, and I think — well, he
teamed up with Nike — was it for his birthday,
I want to say? -For my birthday.
-For your birthday? -Yes.
-They made Martin sneakers. -Yeah.
That was cool, right? -Look at this, we got them. [ Audience woos ] Questlove — Quest,
you’ve never seen these? -No. -All of your catch phrases
on the back. I mean, how awesome is this?
Are you kidding me? -That’s cold, man.
I was blown away, man. I was blown away.
-That is fantastic. And did you wear them?
Do you ever wear them? -Uh, yeah. I wore the size that
could fit me, obviously. These —
[ Laughter ] These must be LeBron’s.
[ Laughter ] -Like for Shaq, yeah. -But, yeah, I did
wear them one time. -It’s just — how cool is that? I just love any of the people
that respect you like that, ’cause I mean, to get your own
pair of Nikes from the greatest basketball
player living right now. -Yes.
-That’s pretty cool right there. -Yes, it is.
-And then, I don’t know if you saw this, but there was an
interview with Kendrick Lamar. -Mm-hmm.
-Who is, I think one of the best rappers out there.
-Most definitely. -And he started talking
about you. -Mm-hmm.
-And it was a really funny interview, and he starts
talking about your show, and the interviewer
doesn’t recall — doesn’t know your show.
[ Laughter ] And he walks out of
the interview. [ Laughter ] It’s really funny, and we have
a clip of it. Could we show it?
It’s Kendrick Lamar. Watch this. -I go back and watch “Martin.” -Wait, what did you say?
-Watch “Martin.” Episodes of “Martin.”
-What’s “Martin?” -And Fruity Pebbles.
-“Martin.” “Martin.” ♪ Martin Lawrence
Martin ♪ -Oh, I’m not aware, but I know
Fruity Pebbles. -Oh — -Oh [bleep]. [ Laughter ] -“I know Fruity Pebbles.” [ Laughter ] -Oh, that’s the end — that’s
the end of her career. -That’s it right there, yep.
But, isn’t that fun, though? You have kids coming up
to you now, like doing all your
catch phrases and — -It’s cool, man. It’s cool.
I love it, and I’m just glad. I’m blessed.
I’m very thankful.

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  1. I like Martín stand up comedy shows. Martín Lawrence is funny. I still watch Martín tv show. Marin Lawrence is hilarious. I am a big fan. 😍😍😍

  2. Jimmy fallon is so cringey and hard to watch. I still to this day have no idea why he has a show and how anyone could watch it

  3. Nothing to Lose is one of his funniest movies & has a really great story line super underrated.

    Welcome to Hell Bitchhhhhhhhh & Why you keep on smackin me Momma?? 😂😂😂😂 Oh and the spider 🤣🤣

  4. Fun Fact: Martin worked at Sears in Valley Stream, Ny with Salt n Pepa and Kid n Play back in 86'. I know this because my aunt worked with them

  5. Congratulations Martin for your Trumpet Award men you have made me laugh for 20 plus years.. Love you brother and May God be with you ..♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘💋💋💋💋

  6. Martin looks great and always have .. Thank you for you laughter through my hard times .. congratulations on he awards and the Bad Boys 3 . Brother is ♥️♥️♥️♥️

  7. ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤💯💯❤❤❤❤❤❤❤💯❤💯💯

  8. Funniest shyt he did was the stand up where he did the fly at the bus stop I cried laughing imagining the fly half deformed at the bus stop😂

  9. I saw Bad boys 2 on a date and the girl loved the movie. She still talks about it after all these years. I hope this ones a massive success these guys deserve it!! Legends!*

  10. I used to work at Sears always at store 1805 in Raleigh NC many years ago. And they would always push maintenance agreements. 😁 Martin is classic!

  11. Run Tell Dat is one of the BEST stand-up movies on screen!
    We love you, Martin! Can't wait to see the Bad Boys For Life!

  12. This mans gift for comedy brought laughter and joy throughout the roughest neighborhoods in America during the 90’s 🙌🏿 Martin is one of the G.O.A.T S

  13. Even though i know martin i dont think its fair to shit on others who don't. Why not just show them a clip or the show like we do now with every show.. "oh you haven't seen xyz well here check it out" put people on game dont shit on their ignorance. what if that interviewer with kendrick lamar grew up without TV in the house like dam bro..

  14. My favorite Martin episode of him throwing hands is when he thought someone stole his CD player and invited everyone to his apartment to figure out who did it. He had a big, stuffed Rottweiler there and he started beating up on it to intimidate everyone! That sh!t was so funny a few of them broke character and were laughing at him act a damn fool!!!

  15. You have brought a whole lotta joy, laughs, and good times to a whole lotta people over the years, my man!! Big ups to you, Marty Mart!!

  16. Theres something “off” about Martin. Something different. I can even hear it in his speech. Idk, theres something off. He’s the man though regardless and I wish him the best.

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