Terrence J Faces Backlash For Claiming The Wayans’ Family Is Only Successful Due To Nepotism

Awkward! Terrence J and Marlon Wayans appear to argue over career success in a new live stream. The host is facing backlash after he implied that Marlon's success in Hollywood is reliant on his famous family.

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Well, that didn’t go over well. The internet isn’t happy with Terrence J, who attempted to “school” Marlon Wayans on how to be successful without a famous family in your corner. The host, 38, and comedian, 47, recently chatted on Instagram Live, and the conversation turned loud (to say the least) when Terrence began making comments about the Wayans family. If you didn’t know, Marlon is one of many famous Wayans siblings in Hollywood. His brothers, who are well known actors, include, Damon, Shawn, Keenan, and Dwayne Wayans.

“Listen, let me just school you on something man, this ain’t all about your family, your family can’t bail you out of this one, alright. There’s other people in the world that are not Wayans’ people,” Terrence could be heard telling Marlon, who was quick to interject.

“Let me tell you something about family, I don’t ever need them to bail me out of nothing,” Marlon replied. “They raised me, if you ever think I’m great because of me, you’re wrong. I’m great because of the tribe that raised me. You’re gonna respect the tribe,” he said.

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(L-R) Damien Dante Wayans, Damon Wayans Jr, Marlon Wayans, Shawn Wayans, Kim Wayans and Keenan Ivory Wayans on May 20, 2009. (Photo credit: Alex Berliner/BEI/Shutterstock)

Both men began raising their voices as the conversation continued. Meanwhile, Terrence kept speaking over Marlon, who tried to get his point across.

“You can’t talk to me for two seconds?” Terrence asked, to which Marlon replied, “No, because you’re disrespecting the culture.” That’s when Terrence brought Marlon’s brother into the dispute.

“Get off of Keenan Ivory Wayans’ lap for just two seconds,” he said of Marlon’s older brother. Marlon added, “Now you’re talking crazy.”

Terrence continued, “Bro, Some of us have to make it on our own, that’s all I’m saying. We can’t have our family to f–king lifting us up all the time. Bro some of us gotta make it on our own,” he said.

“If you want me to listen you gotta start with, your family is great,” Marlon chimed in.

“Bro, self made millionaire,” Terrence said before referencing his North Carolina A&T State University fraternity, Omega Psi Phi.

“See, you’re in a frat,” Marlon said, before Terrence continued to yell and interrupt him. “Terrence, ima talk, then you talk. I just want to talk intellectually for a second and now the wine is talking and I’m trying to have a conversation with you,” he said.

Still, Terrence stood his ground. “The Wayans family ain’t got it like us,” he said before the video, which was captured by a fan, ended. HollywoodLife reached out to a representative for Terrence for comment.

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