Tiffany Haddish’s inspiration for her Met Gala look was ‘pimperella’, she said on the red carpet at the annual event on May 6! Her ‘over the top’ pantsuit, by Brandon Maxwell, consisted of 57,000 sequins!
Tiffany Haddish, 39, and her 57,000-sequin pantsuit nailed the “Camp” (or “extra”) theme at the Met Gala in New York! The comedian channeled “pimperella” for her looked — a black and white, zebra-print pantsuit by Brandon Maxwell. “It’s pimperrella!”, she told E! News on the red carpet, adding that she misunderstood the event’s theme this year. “When I first heard, I thought, ‘Oh I get to wear a white t-shirt, some shorts and boots. I’m bringing smores. It’s going to be so much fun,” she recalled. “Then, they told me it’s ‘over the top [themed]’ and I was like, ‘Let’s go! Pimperealla!’”
The Met Gala had to have been a full circle moment for the comedian. In an emotional post on Instagram, April 26, Tiffany opened up about how she was homeless at a young age. She shared a throwback photo of herself performing at a stand-up comedy gig wearing a blue headband and matching tank top.
Tiffany Haddish at the Met Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City on Monday, May 6, 2019. (Photo credit: REX/Shutterstock)
“I look at this picture and want to cry tears of joy for this Girl,” the Girls Trip actress wrote. “I remember that night. She was homeless, hungry, scared, and hurt. I promised her if she kept faith in God and Herself, We will get to a place where we will be Housed, Over Fed, Less Hurt and Fear Free.”
Tiffany continued: “I am so Grateful that she Believed. I am so Happy we have come this far and excited about where we will Go. Tiffany Sara Cornilia Haddish I Love and Approve of you and most of all God does too.” She concluded: “You are prefect [sic] enough for both of us right now and always,” adding the hashtags #SHEREADYFORSUCCESS, #ILoveYou, #SoHappyForYou, #DontWorryWhatTheyThink and #WorryWhatYouThin
After she shared her story, stars including, The Rock and La La Anthony, replied with messages of love and support. “Beautifully said, Tiff. Great message for the many who have, and are still struggling,” the actor wrote, followed by La La, who said, “Amazing Testimony”.
Speaking of fellow celebrities who’ve supported her, Tiffany previously opened up about how Kevin Hart played a huge role during that time in her life. At one point in her quest to making a name for herself in the comedy world, Tiffany was performing a sketch comedy gig alongside Kevin called Comedy Playground. During their time working together, Kevin discovered that Tiffany was homeless and living out of her car when he noticed that her car was filled with her personal belongings. That’s when she told Vanity Fair, during an interview, published in January 2018, he decided to confront her about what he had found out.
“He had like this long discussion with me, you know?” Tiffany recalled. “Basically like, ‘You’re a beautiful woman. You could stay with any man. Why don’t you just stay with a man, like?’ And I was also like, ‘I’m not sleeping with nobody for a roof over my head. I’m just not that type of person.’ And Kevin was like, ‘Oh, that’s real commendable, look at your homeless ass.’“
Kevin ended up giving her $300 to get a motel room, and a valuable piece of advice. He suggested she write down her goals and begin working towards achieving them. Tiffany later added that the day after she wrote her list of goals, she was offered an apartment.