Tiffany Haddish Proves That Authenticity Always Wins: 'Sorry I’m So Honest, But I’m Not Sorry'

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Haddish was honored at Variety’s Power of Women event alongside fellow honorees Regina King and Lena Waithe.
Paula Rogo Oct, 13, 2018

Tiffany Haddish shared a word about being her authentic self, saying she was not sorry for her honesty.

“Sorry I’m so honest, but I’m not sorry,” Tiffany Haddish said at Variety’s Power of Women presented by Lifetime on Friday. Haddish was honored at the event alongside fellow honorees Regina King, Lena Waithe, Emma Gonzalez, and Natalie Portman.

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“I feel like it’s very important to always be your best self and be yourself, and try not to be something you’re not,” she said, adding that mentors encouraged her to always be herself when she was a child after years of being “afraid to be herself”.

“Because that’s when you become a bitter-ass bitch when you being somebody you not,” she added.

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Haddish is known for her hilarious Hollywood stories and her willingness to name drop in the process of storytelling. For example, her bizarre story of seeing Beyonce being bitten at a party. When the story hit the web earlier this year, there was a hunt to find out the culprit.

Though actress Sanaa Lathan has denied sinking her teeth into Queen Bey, Haddish pretty much confirmed Lathan was the woman she referenced in her story.

But at Friday’s event, Haddish confirmed that she will never stop trying to be her authentic self.

“Y’all remember to be your best selves always,” she ended her speech. “She ready.”