*Emmy-award winning actress and comedian Tiffany Haddish is this week’s guest on the “Hustling with Vivica A. Fox” podcast, where she shares her emotional first-hand experiences with the police, her struggles and rise to fame, and the best advice she’s received along the way.
In a moving exchange, Vivica also gets emotional about racism and shares her worries about what the future holds for her Godchildren.
In this clip, Tiffany talks about when police pulled guns on her:
“I was sleeping in my car, and I was smoking weed in my car… and the pulled guns on me, they searched my vehicle… I let them know I was scared… I was super afraid for my life.”
Later, Vivica breaks down talking about the state of racism in the country:
“Why are we going so backwards… with Trump here now, there’s so much hatred. I just feel like ever since he got elected, it’s been like a black cloud over the country… it hurts my heart, it really does… I don’t have children, but I have six god-babies, and I fear for them.”
Link to podcast: HERE
Full Episode Description:
She ready!! That’s right, Tiffany Haddish is in the house! She made her mark in Hollywood with her charming wit and remarkable story from foster care to homelessness to Emmy-award winning actress and comedian. And now in the wake of Black Lives Matter and continuous fight for racial inequality, the “Girls Trip” star is using her platform to help make a difference. Tiffany lays it all on the line sharing heart-wrenching stories about her harrowing experiences with the police from guns being drawn on her to the emotional turmoil of being raped by a police officer. Tiffany sets the record straight about the backlash she received for attending George Floyd’s memorial service and her message to all the haters. Emotions come to the surface as Vivica and Tiffany share their deep concern from racism and hatred in this country. The comedian from South Central describes her current relationship with her Mom who suffered brain trauma from a car accident when Tiffany was a child and how her Grandma gives her priceless advice today. The two actresses have some big laughs and go down memory lane when they played sisters. Tiffany recalls the pivotal lessons she learned from working with Vivica and how she still lives by those rules today. The A-lister talks about her rise to fame including five intense auditions before getting “Girls Trip”, losing 10 pounds from stress while hosting SNL and the pay inequality she encountered for her comedy specials. In the end, Tiffany turns the tables on Vivica and asks for her advice on dating and beauty tips. Tiffany admits she’s losing weight during quarantine and ready to wear that famous white dress again! Get ready y’all cause it’s an interview you don’t want to miss!