Before your favorite celebs struck it rich, often times life was a real STRUGGLE!
Celebrated comedienne Tiffany Haddish revealed that before she “made it,” fellow comic Kevin Hart helped her out by lending her money when he found out she was living in her car. The duo were performing together in a sketch comedy show called Comedy Playground, when Hart saw all of her personal belongings in the car and confronted her about it.
“He had like this long discussion with me, you know?” Haddish said in an interview with Vanity Fair. “Basically like, ‘You’re a beautiful woman. You could stay with any man. Why don’t you just stay with a man, like?’ And I was also like, ‘I’m not sleeping with nobody for a roof over my head. I’m just not that type of person.’ And Kevin was like, ‘Oh, that’s real commendable, look at your homeless ass.’”
He then lent her $300 to get a motel room and encouraged her to write down her goals.
“So, I got a room that you could get by the hour up on Martin Luther King and Western at this place called the Snooty Fox, which is really like the ho stroll, but I just wanted to take a shower, take a little nap, write out my list,” she recalled. “I wrote: Get myself an apartment. Do these things, all these people I wanna work with, everything.”
A day later, she was offered an apartment!
“I go look at it, and it’s like the most raggediest apartment you could ever imagine, it was just nasty and disgusting, roaches everywhere, cigarette stains in the carpet, the walls are all yellow from whatever, whoever was living there before smoking so much,” she said. “It was just disgusting. The stove was full of roaches and the refrigerator was broken. It was all bad. The guy was like, ‘It’s $550 a month,’ and I was like, ‘It’s perfect! I’ll take it!’”
“I’m just like, ‘Wow. Full circle,’ ” she said. “When he sees me, he says he’s so proud of me and stuff. And he’s always giving me the best advice. And I try to listen to him. Sometimes I don’t. And then I’ll be like, ‘Dang, I should’ve listened.’”
Keep dreaming, Dancers!