Tiffany Haddish is showing fans a different side.
The usually upbeat comedian, 39, got emotional with David Letterman during an interview for his Netflix series, “My Next Guest Needs No Introduction”.
During her episode, Haddish choked up while discussing her mother’s head injury that “changed everything.”
“When I was 8, about to be 9, she had a car accident and her head went through a windshield,” Haddish said. “By the grace of God she lived, but she had to learn how to walk, talk, eat, everything all over again.”
She continued through tears, “I didn’t want to be with my mom no more. She had become very violent and very verbally abusive. You never knew who she was going to be. Everyday was like a different day.”
And because of this behaviour, Haddish wanted to escape, “I used to be begging my mom if I could go live with my grandma. And my mom would yell, ‘She’s not your mama, I’m your mama!'”
“I used to think she was demonized,” she added. “I thought like maybe someone else jumped inside her body, like ‘Where’s my mommy?’ She’s gone.”
Season two of “My Next Guest Needs No Introduction” launches on Netflix on May 31 and features other guests like Kanye West, Ellen DeGeneres, Melinda Gates and Lewis Hamilton.