Watch: John David Washington Checks Interviewer Craig Melvin, Makes Sure His Mother Pauletta Gets As Much Credit for Raising Him as Famous Dad Denzel [Video]

Actor John David Washington got ‘Today’ show’s Craig Melvin right together for not mentioning his mother in addition to his father when discussing his rise to fame.

As Craig referred to John as “the son of Denzel Washington,”  John cut him off saying, “And Pauletta Washington — who was earning more money than he was when they married.”

John David added that “before [Pauletta and Denzel] got married, she was on Broadway working. She paid for the first date. She paid the bill, paid the cab ride.”

John David then told Craig that his mom is a classically trained pianist who went to Juilliard. “She’s a great artist in her own right and I learned a lot from her,” he said.

“My father taught me how to hunt, my mother taught me how to love.”

That was the nicest and most polite gathering we’ve seen in quite some time. Don’t forget about mama! Check out the video below.

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