Tiffany Haddish Said She Turned Down Hosting The 2021 Grammy's Over Financial Dispute
More drama is surrounding the 2021 Grammy awards, and this time Tiffany Haddish is at the center of it all! The comedian and actress was approached to host the award show, but after not being able to come to a financial agreement, turned the opportunity down.
It would seem that Tiffany Haddish knows her worth, and isn't willing to settle for less! The comedian and actress revealed some drama surrounding her potential 2021 Grammy hosting.
After being approached to host the award show, Haddish revealed she was forced to decline the offer after the company and she couldn't come to a financial agreement.
Tiffany Haddish declines to host 2021 Grammy Awards
The 63rd annual Grammy Awards are set to take place in January 2021, and their first choice of a host, Tiffany Haddish, decided it wasn't worth her time!
In an interview with Variety, Haddish revealed the financial dispute between the Recording Academy and herself and revealed that she wasn't willing to compromise her worth for the prestigious event.
According to Haddish, the Recording Academy refused to compensate the comedian for her time, as well as making Haddish pay for all of her glam team, which would include wardrobe, hair and makeup.
"All of that would have to come out of my pocket," she said to the outlet. "I don’t know if this might mean I might not get nominated ever again, but I think it’s disrespectful."
Haddish is up for a nomination for her comedy album on Netflix, Black Mitzvah.
Haddish said that while the exposure would have been nice, she felt she deserved more than what they offered.
"I was like, ‘The exposure is amazing but I think I have enough. I appreciate you guys asking,'" she said. "And as much as I appreciate the honour of being nominated, that’s not okay."
She added, "This is something that needs to be addressed. How many other people have they done that to? It’s like a guy asking you on a date but telling you that you have to pay for it."
Harvey Mason Jr., the Recording Academy's CEO and President posted an Instagram video to address the situation and said, "It's just been brought to my attention that the Recording Academy invited Tiffany Haddish to host this year's premiere ceremony."
"Unfortunately, and without me knowing, the talent booker working for the Academy told Miss. Haddish that we wouldn't even cover her costs while she hosted this event for us," he continued.
"To me, that was wrong. I'm frustrated by that decision. It was a lapse in judgement, it was in poor taste and it was disrespectful to the creative community. I'm part of the creative community. I know what that feels like, and it's not right," he concluded.
He did also add that he was fortunate enough to speak to Haddish on the matter, and did have a chance to apologize.
"I apologized to her personally and I apologized to her from the Academy. I expressed to her my regret and displeasure of how this went down and how it was handled," he said.
The 63rd annual Grammy Awards will now be hosted by Trevor Noah and will air on January 31.