American megastar female comedian and actress Tiffany Haddish turned down hosting the Grammy Pre-Telecast event.Thank you for reading this post, don't forget to subscribe!
“I was like, ‘The exposure is amazing but I think I have enough. I appreciate you guys asking,’” Haddish said. “And as much as I appreciate the honor of being nominated, that’s not okay.”
The comedy superstar, who is nominated for her second Grammy this year for the Best Comedy Album for Netflix’s “Black Mitzvah”. However, she was nominated last year for spoken word for the project ” The Last Black Unicorn”
Haddish believes it is not fear to host the three hours live stream event with no compensation has she hopes this would not cost her future Grammy nominations.
“This is something that needs to be addressed,” Haddish said. “How many other people have they done that to? It’s like a guy asking you on a date but telling you that you have to pay for it.”
Variety reached out to the Recording Academy rep and variety reported that Premiere Ceremony is not a CBS program and is hosted by the Academy — a not-for-profit organization — and that all hosts, presenters, and performers have traditionally performed gratis, including this year. The rep also noted that the situation would have no impact on any future nominations for Haddish.
The 63rd Grammy will air on CBS on January 31, 2021.