Tiffany Haddish turns down hosting pre-Grammys after being asked to pay
- Tiffany Haddish turned down hosting a pre-Grammys show because she was not going to get paid for it
- Haddish shared that she would have had to pay for her own hair and wardrobe costs if she accepted to host the 3-hour telecast
- The Recording Academy revealed that it's normal for the hosts of the pre-show not to get paid
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Tiffany Haddish has revealed that she turned down an offer to host a Grammy's pre-show. The comedienne shared that she couldn't accept the gig because the organisation asked her to pay for everything.
The actress said the Recording Academy asked her to host a 3-hour telecast ahead of the main ceremony in January 2021. They then told her she wouldn't get paid.
On top of not getting a cent for hosting the pre-show, Tiffany was surprised when she was further told that she would have to pay for her own hair, makeup and wardrobe costs. The star expressed that the Grammy's offer was "disrespectful".
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The Recording Academy told Variety that it's normal for the hosting job that was offered to Tiffany to be "gratis" (free). They revealed it has been so for a while. Social media users have shared mixed reactions to Tiffany's decision. Check out some of their comments below:
"GRAMMYS ARE FAKE."
"They must be outta they rabbit *ss soulmind."
"Well yeah! Go Tiff!"
"That’s right! Get paid!"
"I don't blame her."
In related news, Legit.ng reported that Trevor Noah was announced as the host of the 63rd annual Grammy Awards. The Recording Academy took to Twitter on Tuesday afternoon, November 24, and revealed that the South African Emmy-award winning comedian will host the prestigious awards on January 31, 2021.
"We’re thrilled to welcome @TheDailyShow host, Emmy-winner and GRAMMY-nominee @TrevorNoah as the host of the 63rd #GRAMMYs! We can’t think of a better person to serve as Master of Ceremonies for Music’s Biggest Night."
The Recording Academy is an American learned academy of musicians, producers, recording engineers, and other musical professionals. It is famous for its Grammy Awards, which recognise achievements in the music industry.
Trevor Noah's name trended high since the Recording Academy made the announcement. Fans of The Daily Show host have taken to Twitter to congratulate him on bagging the gig.
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