Jay Ellis reveals full story behind ‘Insecure’ fan slapping him on the airport
As Jay Ellis tells it, the interactions he has had with Insecure followers since taking part in Issa Rae’s on-off boyfriend (and eventual husband) Martin Lawrence Walker by way of 5 seasons of the HBO hit typically fall in two classes: The overwhelming majority will berate him for “what he did” to Issa (“that’s like 98%,” Ellis says), whereas the opposite 2% is “dudes like, ‘Ay, Lawrence Hive to loss of life, bro!’”
After which there’s what occurred to Ellis a yr in the past, when he was slapped by a random lady whereas in a present store.
Ellis revealed the incident in an early-2022 Twitter post, writing, “Good morning to everybody aside from the girl that slapped me within the face on the airport as a result of she bought mad at Lawrence for one thing he did in season 3.”
In a brand new interview with Yahoo Leisure selling his upcoming romantic comedy Anyone I Used to Know, Ellis lastly reveals the total story.
“I’m nonetheless processing it,” Ellis begins.
“I used to be within the airport and I used to be at this turnstile making an attempt to get some Advil out of it. There was this lady standing behind it, and if I turned it round, [I thought] a few of the stuff that was hanging on it was gonna hit her. So I mentioned, ‘Excuse me.’
“She turns round, her eyes go broad, and she or he simply reached again and full open-hand — like Rick James — simply slapped me.”
The lady instantly apologized, and even provided to pay for the High Gun: Maverick actor’s stuff on the counter.
“She did the Macaulay Culkin,” Ellis says, referencing the famed Home Alone moment the place Kevin McAllister palms each cheeks and screams after feeling the burn of aftershave. “She mentioned I reminded her of her ex-boyfriend, Lawrence triggered her.
“I really feel sorry for that boyfriend. As a result of if she slapped me. If she slapped TV Lawrence, that poor boyfriend.”
Give Ellis credit score, although, for maintaining calm and never calling the cops.
“That’s what everyone says,” Ellis laughs.
Anyone I Used to Know premieres Feb. 10 on Prime Video.
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