Alongside Beyonce Knowles, Tiffany Haddish also makes history at the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards. Haddish won her first Grammy for her Netflix series “Black Mitzvah,” becoming the second Black woman to win a Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album after a 35 year gap.
While filming an episode of “Kids Say the Darndest Things,” a producer notified Haddish that she won the Grammy she was nominated for, prompting her to stop and tearfully ask if they were serious.
“Y’all serious? I really won?,” Haddish asks emotionally. After the producer reconfirms that she did, Haddish begins to cry as she explains to the children on set why the award means so much to her.
“Can I tell you why I’m crying? It’s a lot of bumpy roads that you cross, right? And it’s a lot of times that you feel like, ‘Am I doing the right thing? Is this good enough? Am I good enough? Am I strong enough to do this job?,’” Haddish said. “And then you just have to believe in yourself as much as you can, and against all odds, you just say, ‘You know what? I’m going to just put my best foot forward, and I’m going to give the world the best that I got.’ Right? Anything is possible.”
Before Haddish the first Black woman to win this honor was fellow comedian—currently a co-host on the talk show “The View”—Whoopi Goldberg in 1986. Haddish acknowledges that historic moment, informing the children that Whoopi Goldberg was the first Black woman to win the Grammy for Best Comedy Album. This fact was already known by one of the children who expressed that they learned of Goldberg’s win during Black History Month.
The emotional video has gone viral, garnering many likes and retweets from supportive fans that are happy to see Tiffany Haddish get her flowers.