Tiffany Haddish spoke with People.com about her new memoir The Last Black Unicorn and she spoke candidly about the relationship she has with her mother…. Haddish’s mom suffered a life changing ar accident that occurred in South Central Los Angeles. The actress was eight years old at the time and the accident was so brutal that it left her mom with permanent brain damage…
But despite it all, she still wants to care for her… She tells People:
“After the accident, oh my God, she would say the worst things to me, like, ‘You look like your ugly a** daddy, I hate him. I hate you,’ she wrote in the book. “She couldn’t get all her words out, so she’d just punch me. Just full on. Because of her, I can take a punch like nobody’s business. Teachers would ask, ‘Why’s Tiffany’s lip busted?’ I didn’t say anything. As bad as she was to me, I still couldn’t help but love her.”
Five years after the crash, her mother was admitted into a mental facility and the actress and her four brothers and sisters were forced to enter the foster care system. Her comedy career was born through this as a defense mechanism. Despite her mother’s hurtful words, as a result of her mental illness, Haddish maintains that she has only one goal in mind and that is to help her mother get better.
“My mom is still alive, in a mental institution,” she wrote. “My goal is to get enough money to buy a duplex. I want to put her in one of the units and hire a full-time nurse to take care of her. Then I want to get her whatever medications she needs so she can be my mama again. Honestly, that’s what I want in life.”
A hear that’s pure, won’t be denied!