Jay Pharoah on Calling His Parents After Experiencing Police Brutality

Jay Pharoah is opening up about the phone call he had with his parents after wrongfully being targeted by police while on a run in Los Angeles.

The 33-year-old comedian will appear on Monday’s episode of Taraji P. Henson’s new Facebook Watch show, Peace of Mind, where he recounts the traumatizing encounter and how his mother and father reacted. 

“My dad was in the background. My mom was just, I could hear it in her voice. I could hear the shakiness, the ‘what if.’ And that’s what she said, ‘We could have lost you today, had it been different. You really need to thank God,'” Pharoah recalled. “And I do thank God. But Mom, I’m just mad right now. I’m in a way that I’ve never been mad before. Because I’ve never experienced this.”

“So she felt totally helpless, and my dad was just trying to figure out what was going on,” he continued. “Of course he was emotional about it, because he’s been through situations. … I know that moment for them had to spark emotion as well.”

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