Tiffany Haddish Opens Up About A Run-In With Roseanne: “She Been Racist, Why’d You All Give Her A TV Show?”

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Today, The Hollywood Reporter would share their newest cover with Tiffany Haddish looking graceful in a garden themed backdrop. The magazine would end up labeling her ‘The New Queen Of Comedy’ for the feature as they walked through some of her career highlights. Haddish has slowly become someone we could get a good story out of while experiencing her now celebrity status.

In the THR feature, she wouldn’t disappoint. Haddish would go on to detail a run-in she had with Roseanne Barr in early 2000s. As we all know, Roseanne recently was given the boot by ABC after a racist Tweet was shared by the veteran comedian. Haddish’s story talks about a time she would try to meet Barr while visiting a friend, but according to Tiffany, Barr wasn’t interested.

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Haddish speaks directly into my tape recorder. “I don’t know if you know El Segundo [a coastal California town near LAX], but if you’re black and you’re driving through El Segundo, you’re going to get pulled over. I used to visit my friend Anna there, and it got to a point where I was calling the police officers by name. One day, we were walking around the neighborhood, and Anna says, ‘Oh, Roseanne lives there.’ Now, I loved Roseanne, and the next day we walked by, and she was in her yard. I say, ‘Hiiii, Roseanne.’ She looks at me (makes a disgusted face), and ran in the house. I thought, ‘Maybe she don’t want to be bothered today.’ A week later, we walk by again, and I told Anna — she’s Hispanic, but she looks white — she should say hi this time. So she says, ‘Hi, Roseanne,’ and Roseanne goes, ‘Hey!’ I thought, ‘Maybe she got to know us.’ Then I go back, like, a week later, I wave again and say, ‘Hi, Roseanne! I love your comedy,’ and she (makes the same disgusted face) and turns her head. I think, ‘Fuck that bitch.’ That was 2000, maybe 2001, so it’s not new. She been racist, why’d you all give her a TV show?”

Check out the full feature here.