Tiffany Haddish gets real about her prospects of becoming a mother.
In a candid interview with Carmelo Anthony on his weekly YouTube series “What’s in Your Glass?”, the “Girls Trip” star discussed how racism has impacted her decision on whether or not she will have children.
“I’m a little older now and people are always asking when I’m gonna have some babies,” the 40-year-old told the NBA athlete.
“There’s a part of me that would like to do that, and I always make up these excuses like, ‘Oh, I need a million dollars in the bank before I do that, I need this, I need that.’ But really, it’s like, I would hate to give birth to someone that looks like me knowing that they’re gonna be hunted or killed,” she revealed. “Like, why would I put someone through that?”
Anthony — who shares son Kiyan, 13, with wife La La Anthony — replied, “It’s scary to even think about.”
“And white people don’t have to think about that. That’s something they don’t have to think about,” Haddish continued. “It’s time to talk about that, and how we have to come together as a community and work as a unit. And maybe we don’t all agree on the same things, but we need to just find some common ground and move forward as human beings.”
During their chat, Anthony asked Haddish what message she wants to send to the younger generation of Black women.
“What is a message you want to send to them in the midst of everything that’s just going on right now from an emotional standpoint [and] and mental standpoint?” he asked. “Because we’re all going through our own experiences, but they are next. Their perspective on what’s happening will be totally different.”
In response, Haddish said, “My message to them would be to get informed, be as informed as possible, don’t be afraid to get involved in your community and live your best life, be your best self, be you.”
She added, “There is nothing wrong with you... Don’t try to be me. Just be yourself, because when you be yourself, it saves you a whole lot of stress.”
Watch Carmelo and Tiffany’s full interview, below: