Marlon Wayans Reveals What He And Will Smith Talked About After Oscars Slap


Actor-comedian Marlon Wayans revealed some of the details of his conversation with Will Smith following the now-infamous Oscars slap.

The White Chicks star sat down with Big Boy for an interview this week where he weighed in on the slap that Marlon says put Will's "wife name in everybody's mouth."

"If somebody's walking on my stage, I know that you ain't coming up to give me five," Wayans said. Hollywood has been buzzing since Will walked on stage during the 94th Academy Awards ceremony and slapped Chris Rock in the face. Rock made a reference to Jada Pinkett-Smith's hair while presenting the award for Best Documentary. Jada has been public about her journey with alopecia –– a medical condition that can lead to hair loss.

"Like at a point, you gotta go, 'Oh yeah he's trying to harm me.'" Marlon said. "You gotta protect yourself. If that was me, I got an elbow for you. It's a fight, you come on my stage, we fighting. ... We do jokes, that's what we do. You don't go to a comedy show and be mad when they tell jokes, that's what you there for. I think people in their right mind know better, I don't think people gonna go, 'I'm gonna get up and slap you," he added.

Marlon said he did reach out to Will after the incident and that he suggested therapy.

"I was like, ‘Hey brother you may want to go get you about three hours of therapy,’” he said. “15 hours this week, you need to sit down with a therapist and have a long talk. Something is going on with you.’ And that wasn’t him. See, I don’t have that kind of pressure. He’s been Black excellence for 30 years, I’ve been Black alrightness, ain’t too much pressure. … People expect me to do dumb stuff, but him? Nah, not Will."

Marlon said he also reached out to Chris to check in on him after the incident. The youngest Wayans sibling believes that every comedian will have a "Will Smith-Chris Rock" and even jokes about Jada in their set now. "Comedians are terrorists," he said.

Check out the full interview above.

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