Actress Marsai Martin is collecting checks and taking note of internet trolls attempting to throw shade on her undeniable shine.
Using DMX’s “What These B****** Want” as her backdrop, Martin pointed to several of her trophies as the rapper listed women’s names in a TikTok video. The short clip was then shared to her Instagram page where Martin was applauded for the flex.
“🗣🗣🗣🗣🗣TALK THAT TALK!!!!”
“And it’s only the beginning!!”
“It’s the FLEX 💪🏾 for meeeee 👑,” wrote one person.
“Ahhhhh I love this!!!! Come through 😍😍 #blackgirlmagic,” commented another.
But things derailed when someone commented: “There were more named than trophies. She got more work to do.”
Sixteen-year-old Martin caught wind of the shade-laced comment and responded.
“I have more trophies there just was no more room on the table❤️ “
With seven seasons of the hit show “Black-ish” under her belt, countless awards, and the title of the youngest executive producer in the history of Hollywood, there is little that can be said to knock the teen’s career thus far.
Martin’s fans were also quick to point out that a hater is always there to criticize someone else’s win.
“How you hating from outside the award room”
“The hate be real y’all never happy for no one”
“Prime example of no matter what you do, ppl gone always have something to say”
“She is 16 . . That’s more than some would have in a lifetime. “
In 2019, Martin executive produced and starred in “Little,” alongside Regina Hall and Issa Rae. Her inspiration for the film : Tom Hank’s 1988 cult classic “Big.”
“I was watching it and that’s when I was thinking, ‘What if we do this with a modern perspective?,” explained Martin to the Hollywood Reporter.
“Give it a fresh take and make it more our time and have it a female empowerment/all-black women cast,” she continued.
As if her first film as executive producer wasn’t a big enough boss move, that same year she launched her production company, Genius Productions.