Will Smith & Martin Lawrence Talk ‘Bad Boys: Ride Or Die’ + More w/SiriusXM

Will Smith & Martin Lawrence Talk 'Bad Boys: Ride Or Die' + More w/SiriusXM

Will Smith and Martin Lawrence recently sat down for a SiriusXM Town Hall special hosted by SiriusXM’s Sway Calloway and co-hosts Heather B and Tracy G on Shade 45 to promote “Bad Boys: Ride Or Die”.

While speaking with SiriusXM’s Sway Calloway, Grandmaster Caz surprised Will Smith after he explained Grandmaster Caz’s influence on his rap career.

Martin Lawrence addressed a rumor that he had a stroke and opened up about his relationship with his mom.

Smith and Lawrence also discussed conquering their fears.

Will Smith & Martin Lawrence Talk Grandmaster Caz Influence on Will’s Rap Career

Sway Calloway: I know at the core of it all, it’s hip hop in your heart.

Will Smith: Yes, sir. Yes, sir. Yes, sir.

Sway Calloway: That’s the hip hop, I mean, before Eddie Murphy.

Will Smith: Yeah. Before Eddie Murphy, it was the God MC Rakim.

Sway Calloway: Okay. All right, Rakim.

Will Smith: And before that, it was Melle Mel, so I would say, I would say Melle Mel in terms of my rap career and even, and before Melle Mel was Grandmaster Caz, so my entire style, my everything, the way that I rap is based on Grandmaster Caz, “Yvette”. “The Fresh Prince”, the character, everything was centered on Grandmaster Caz’s verse “Yvette” and I was like, I want to rap like that. “It was a long time ago, but I’ll never forget a guy caught in the bed with this girl named Yvette. I was scared like hell, but I got away.

Sway Calloway: We got Grandmaster Caz.

Martin Lawrence on Rumor He Had a Stroke

Martin Lawrence: Thank you for saying that we look good and that I look good because there’s a rumor out there that I had a stroke, man. That’s totally not true, so I just want to clear that up, but I thank everybody for the concern and the love and just thank you, but Marty’s all good.

Sway Calloway: Marty’s all right?

Will Smith: There’s also a rumor, and I wasn’t gonna bring it up, that you a clone. That was the one that I heard.

Martin Lawrence: That’s AI.

Martin Lawrence Calls His Mom His “Rock”

Heather B: Why Martin Payne never had a father figure on the show?

Martin Lawrence: Because my dad wasn’t really there, you know, like my mom. My moms was the rock. She was, you know, the mom and dad, you know. My father was there sometimes, but not enough, you know.

Heather B: So, you never chose to address it like how the Will character addressed it on “The Fresh Prince”.

Martin Lawrence: No, I chose to highlight my mother, the strength, who guided me to be who I am.

How Will Smith & Martin Lawrence Conquered Their Fears

Tracy G: What was your relationship with fear 30 years ago and what is your relationship with fear now? What has changed? What has stayed the same?

Martin Lawrence: My relationship with fear. Probably that I wouldn’t make it, you know, that I wouldn’t accomplish the goals that I would set out to try to get and, you know, and just trying to get by every day, you know? So, that probably was my fear, but as I went on and challenged myself and took things on, you know, I was able to conquer my fear.

Will Smith: Yeah. I lived in pure terror, you know. As a little boy, fear was the center of my being. I was scared of everything, and I learned how to metabolize and alchemize my fear into attack, right, versus running. I chose fight over flight.

Tracy G: Offense.

Will Smith: Yeah. Just always offense and what I started doing in the past 10 years when I got conscious of fear as being the central human block. Fear is the central human block that keeps you from starting a business that you want to start. It keeps you from getting out of a relationship you shouldn’t be in. Fear is absolute central human block. The love that you want is on the other side of loving somebody into the dangerous place, right? So, it’s like, for me, as soon as I realized that, I started consciously attacking my fears and you got, you might remember on my 50th birthday, I did a thing where I jumped. That was the first time I was conscious of, I’m attacking everything I’m scared of. If I’m scared, I’m going in and being able, fear, I don’t think fear ever goes away. You just become friends with it. You like, “Okay, there you are. There you are. You’re trying to keep me from having what I want. Now, I know you’re not gonna leave, but what you’re not gonna do is stop me from going forward.

Martin Lawrence: But that’s the devil.

Will Smith: Yeah. That’s the devil. Wow.

Sway Calloway hosts SiriusXM’s “Sway In The Morning” alongside co-hosts Heather B and Tracy G on SiriusXM’s Shade 45 weekdays at 8:00am ET!!!

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