You better know your 1990s sitcoms especially when talking to Kendrick Lamar.
If you are among those hoping to have a sit with Kendrick Lamar better know who Martin Lawrence is or the rapper will probably cut the interview short. As Martin and Will Smith prepare for the release of Bad Boys for Life this Friday, Both accomplished actors have been actively hitting the press circuit. Typically, the longtime friends are starring in interviews together, but Martin Lawrence newly touched down on Tonight Show featuring Jimmy Fallon alone.
During the late-night talk show, Martin flashed back on some memories including his time as a boxer and how he once worked alongside Salt-N-Pepa at Sears. Fallon also picked Martin’s brain about his sitcom days and what it was like having a hit show in the 1990s. While the discussion lasted, it came up that Kendrick Lamar is a big-time fan of Martin, so much so that he once walked out of an interview because the host didn’t know about the series.
Fallon played the clip which is actually over-seven-years-old for the comedian where the host asked K-Dot what he does after he finishes his live shows. “I go and watch Martin,” Kendrick said. The host asked him to repeat himself. “Martin. Watch Martin, and eat Fruity Pebbles.” She then asked him what “Martin” is and he can’t believe she doesn’t know what he’s talking about.
“Martin. Martin! Martin Lawrence,” he said while trying to jog her memory with a slight impersonation. When she said “I’m not aware, but I know Fruity Pebbles,” Kendrick who couldn’t take it just walked out of the interview. Martin couldn’t hold himself as he gave a hearty laugh before he said, “That’s the end of her career!” click the clip below.