Tiffany Haddish is steady climbing the ladder of success. After stealing America’s heart in the hit comedy Girls Trip, she has since debuted her own standup with Showtime, landed a New York Times best selling book The Last Black Unicorn, while filming two upcoming movies with Melissa McCarthy and Kevin Hart. The blessings just got bigger as the budding comedian just revealed that she inked a deal with Netflix. The revelation comes at an interesting time.
Just last month, legendary comedian/actress Mo’Nique hopped on Instagram asking fans to join her in boycotting Netflix after they offered her a measly $500,000 for a comedy special. She felt the streaming giant had lowballed her in comparison to multi-million dollar paydays they’ve dished out to the likes of Chris Rock, Dave Chappelle, and Amy Schumer.
Although there is no word on exactly how much Tiffany is making with her deal, we do know Mo’Nique is actually happy for her fellow comedian. A Twitter user by the name of @AphroditeYoung tweeted, “If @TiffanyHaddish gets a multimillion @netflix deal at the level of @amyschumer it’s because @moworldwide stood up??♀️#facts #TheBreakfastClub.”
— IG:Gemini_Who♊ (@AphroditeYoung) February 24, 2018
Ms. Haddish quickly followed up to let it be known that she secured her deal prior to the Mo’Nique controversy, and that the amount she’d been paid is no one’s business. “I already got a deal and I signed it way before she said a thing and its not legend money but its enough to take care of my family for min. #Facts”
I already got a deal and I signed it way before she said a thing and its not legend money but its enough to take care of my family for min. #Facts
— Tiffany Haddish (@TiffanyHaddish) February 24, 2018
Mo’Nique quickly followed to congratulate her fellow sister in comedy. “You’ve done nothing wrong my sister. You KEEP SHINING! I am proud of you. You keep doing what your doing. You are making it better for the next ones. Luv u 2 life.”
You've done nothing wrong my sister. You KEEP SHINING! I am proud of you. You keep doing what your doing. You are making it better for the next ones. Luv u 2 life.
— Mo'Nique Worldwide (@moworldwide) February 25, 2018
While many have questioned Mo’Nique’s choice to air out the streaming giant, she says her efforts are also for the benefit of newcomers like Haddish making a name for themselves in the industry. “I couldn’t accept that low offer, because if I did … I couldn’t sleep at night,” she said back in January on Sway in the Morning. “If I accepted $500,000, what does Tiffany Haddish have coming? If I accept that, what does the black female comedian have coming? Because what they’ll say is, ‘Mo’Nique accepted this and she’s got that.’ So what do they have coming?”
There is no word as of yet on when Tiffany’s Netflix specials will roll out.
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