The Real Reason Tiffany Haddish Is Afraid To Have Kids

Tiffany Haddish is one of the most popular comedians working today, starring in films like "Girls Trip" and "Like a Boss" and touring with her comedy specials "Tiffany Haddish: She Ready! From the Hood to Hollywood" and "Tiffany Haddish: Black Mitzvah"(via IMDb). So when Haddish makes TV or radio appearances, likely audiences expect the funny woman to crack jokes and make wise, but the actress and comedian knows how to open up and be serious, too.

During a conversation on basketball player Carmelo Anthony's podcast "What's in Your Glass?" Haddish admitted that she, too, is on the receiving end of the question many women are asked: When are you going to have a baby?

Haddish shared that while she's made excuses in the past about needing a certain amount of money in the bank, or "I need this, I need that," that's not where her real hesitation lies (via Good Morning America).

"But really, it's like, I would hate to give birth to someone that looks like me and then knowing that they're gonna be hunted or killed," Haddish shared, further revealing that when she was a young teenager she witnessed her friends "be slaughtered by the police."

Speaking out for change

Haddish has been unafraid to use her platform to advance important social causes and bring awareness to the structural racism embedded in our society.

While performing during the Stand-Up for Social Justice rally at the Laugh Factory Hollywood, Haddish recounted how — although she drives a Tesla luxury vehicle — she still gets stopped by police officers in her exclusive Beverly Hills neighborhood (via Metro UK).

"It's scary, you shouldn't be scared to be in America. It's supposed to be the land of the free, the home of the brave and you're supposed to be able to have a pursuit of happiness," Haddish continued. "We're just trying to pursue that you don't get killed today."

The event took place in June 2020, just weeks after the death of George Floyd at the hands of police officer Derek Chauvin rocked the nation and reignited necessary conversations around race and policing in America (via The New York Times).

Reports say that between 15 and 26 million people around the world took to the streets to protest following the murder of George Floyd (via The New York Times), Haddish among them.