The Grammys this year was definitely not the same as what they’d been in previous decades – mostly because it took place during a worldwide pandemic. However, it still had its memorable moments, such as Beyoncé the most decorated female performer in Grammys history with her 28th win, her daughter, Blue Ivy, winning a Grammy, and Tiffany Haddish winning Best Comedy Album – a win that made her the first Black female to win the title since 1986 when Whoopi Goldberg won.
But perhaps the most inspiring moment of the night was when Tiffany Haddish took her Grammy win and turned it into a touching moment that she shared with two children. At the time that she found out she had won, she was in the middle of filming part of the ABC series Kids Say the Darndest Things.
During the filming, Haddish was standing beside two young girls when she was informed through her earpiece that she had won. Naturally, she was quite shocked and exclaimed, “I just what? I just won a Grammy? Are you serious? I really won?” After that, she teared up over the news. That is when she turned to the little girls and asked, “You know a black woman hasn’t won in that category since 1986?”
One of them replied that she’d learned about that during Black History Month. And that is when Haddish, still crying from her big win, took the time to give the two young girls some words of wisdom.
She told them, “It’s a lot of bumpy roads that you cross. It’s a lot of times 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 then followed up by telling them that they need to always believe in themselves and never let anyone stop them from going for their dreams. As she said, if they give it their best effort “anything is possible.”
And that is such an important message for young kids to hear. These two girls who were on stage with Haddish applauded her for her win and her words. And we do too! Congrats, Tiffany!SKM: below-content placeholder