Tiffany Haddish read a reporter down for calling her couture dress a “costume change” on the Oscars red carpet.
Haddish, who was there as a presenter, made time to check ET News’ Lauren Zima after she asked Haddish if she’d had a “little costume change.” Haddish took offense to what she and many others online perceived as an underhanded microaggression and proceeded to drag Zima.
"Um, I'm not wearing a costume. I'm wearing Dolce and Gabbana," she said.
“It’s called an evening gown, darling. No one’s paying me for this, I paid for it. It’s custom. …This is not an acting gig, this is my life. This what fame looks like. This what success look like. This what money look like. This what it look like.”
Zima kept trying to steer the conversation, first by trying to joke that her “time of death” happened during Haddish’s read, and then by trying to jokingly ask if Haddish would have a book called This What It Look Like.
“That book’s not coming out no time soon, but I Curse You with Joy will be out in November…I’m just trying to accomplish a lot of things before 50. What are you doing?” Haddish said, adding, “You’re out here with no shoes on, I’m jealous.”
After asking Zima where she's from, and Zima responding with Chicago," Haddish said, "You from Chicago and you out here with no shoes on?"
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Haddish also talked to reporters about that infamous slap Will Smith gave Chris Rock. As she told People magazine, it was for her the “most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen.”
“When I saw a Black man stand up for his wife. That meant so much to me,” she said, as Variety (via Yahoo) reported. “As a woman, who has been unprotected, for someone to say like, ‘Keep my wife’s name out your mouth, leave my wife alone,’ that’s what your husband is supposed to do, right? Protect you. And that meant the world to me. And maybe the world might not like how it went down, but for me, it was the most beautiful thing I ever seen because it made me believe that there are still men out there that love and care about their women, their wives.”
She also went further into Rock's decision to make a joke based around Jada Pinkett-Smith's alopecia,
She said, “And that’s their friend. As a friend, why would you do that? He didn’t even run the joke by her, but she was hurt, though. If she wouldn’t have been hurt, he probably wouldn’t have said nothing…And they exploited it. They exploited her, so…He protected his wife.”
Janet Hubert also gave a similar opinion on Instagram, writing,”Sometimes you have to slap back.”