It's no secret that I absolutely LOVE Tiffany Haddish and her speech at the New York Film Critics Circle awards dinner is just another reason to add to my list. The 38-year-old comedian turned actress received the "Best Supporting Actress" award for her portrayal of Dina in the 2017 film "Girls Trip" and gave the most hilarious, yet inspiring, speech.
Haddish thanked Queen Latifah for her support and friendship and to the critics she said:
“I appreciate you, I’m glad that you see me,” she told the crowd. “Because it’s been so many years nobody saw me. When you’re a little kid in the system, you wonder, ‘Does anybody even know I’m alive?’”She continued, “And to be able to be an example to so many youths. There are so many people like me that you guys have no clue about, but they’re coming because I kicked the f—ing door open.”
Watch the full speech below.
Congratulations Tiffany! Keep up the great work!