Readers and writers, critics and fans. You should have seen the look on Tiffany Hadish’s face when her producer told her, “You just won a Grammy. ”
She most definitely did not believe him.
The comedian and host of the ABC show Kids Say the Darnedest Things scored her first Grammy last night for her special Black Mitzvah, which won Best Comedy Album.
Unlike her colleagues, Tiffany was hard at work filming Kids Say instead of at the ceremony, so in a video, she shared online, the crew surprised her with the news.
“I just won a Grammy? Are you serious?” she said before stopping to explain to the kids what’s going on. “Y’all serious? I really won?” The boisterous comedian broke down in tears as the news sank in, noting that a Black woman hasn’t won in this category since 1986 when Whoopi “EGOT” Goldberg won.
“Can I tell you why I’m crying?” Tiffany asked the kids, wiping away her tears. “It’s a lot of bumpy roads that you cross. It’s a lot of times you feel like, Well, am I doing the right thing? Is this good enough?
Am I good enough? Am I strong enough to do this job? And you just have to believe in yourself as much as you can, and against all odds, you say, ‘You know what, I’ma just put my best foot forward and I’m gonna give the world the best that I got.
’’ Anything is possible.” Tiffany is an amazing comedian and actress. She deserves this.
Tiffany Haddish later joined Gayle King in her pyjamas on CBS This Morning to continue celebrating her Grammy win and ended up in tears. “I’ve been crying every 45 minutes, like a teardrop,” she said.
“It’s huge! It’s a man’s world. For us to be able to win, it’s not just for me. I’ve been through so much in my life. I feel like I have to work so hard just to make sure I want to create generational wealth for my family.
I want to raise the vibration for the whole world.” Haddish couldn’t seem to express her joy enough. “Like, wow, what an acknowledgment from my peers,” she said. “‘We see you, Tiffany. We’re proud of you, Tiffany. You’re doing a good job.’”
To the woman in armor with a heart of gold, cheers! Tiffany Haddish!