Whoopi Goldberg, who won the Best Comedy Album Grammy in 1986, is congratulating Tiffany Haddish, who is the only other Black woman to win the same prestigious award!
While guest hosting “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” last Friday, Haddish discussed her groundbreaking Grammy win in which she was honored for her comedy album “Black Mitzvah.”
“Last time I hosted this show, I was Grammy-nominated comedian Tiffany Haddish. But today, I’m Grammy winner Tiffany Haddish!” the “Girls Trip” star began her monologue.
During her set, Haddish — who in 2018 took home an Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series Emmy for guest co-hosting “Saturday Night Live” — discussed the fact that she is halfway to achieving an “EGOT,” in which a person wins an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony.
That’s when she received a special message from Goldberg, who has achieved the rare feat of scoring all four awards!
“That’s the one I won 155 years ago,” Goldberg joked in her video message about her and Haddish’s Grammy milestone.
“And if I was there right now, I’d say, ‘Congratulations, but it’s not a surprise ’cause you’re one funny woman, one funny woman,’” she said surrounded by her glam team.
“You know what I really wanna say. But I don’t wanna say it like that, because I don’t wanna get hit by lightning. But she’s funny. So I’d say just, ‘Congratulations.’”
Last month, Haddish found out about her Grammy win while taping an episode of her CBS show, “Kids Say the Darndest Things.”
After a producer in the control room told her about the news, she was visibly surprised!
“I just what? I just won a Grammy?” she says in disbelief. “Are you serious?”
During the emotional moment, Haddish revealed that a Black woman has not won the category since Goldberg in the ’80s.
“Can I tell you why I’m crying?” Haddish told the girls next to her, “It’s a lot of bumpy roads that you cross and it’s a lot of times you feel like, ‘What? 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 just say, ‘You know what? I’m gonna put my best foot forward and I’m gonna give the world the best that I’ve got.’”
Well deserved, Tiffany!