Tiffany Haddish – The country mourns for unfortunate happenings that keep revolving.
A funeral for Floyd was held Tuesday in Houston. Floyd died at the age of 46 after a Minneapolis police officer, who has since been arrested and charged with second-degree murder, knelt on his neck for nearly nine minutes.
The funeral was attended by notable celebrities and public figures included Sharpton, Jamie Foxx, Ne-Yo, Channing Tatum, and NFL players J.J. Watt and D.J. Reader.
The star of “The Girls Trip” and “Like a Boss” , Tiffany Haddish is also part of the attendees.
“I have watched my friends be slaughtered by the police, I have watched people be murdered in front of me.”
Tiffany Haddish is also deeply sad about the death of George Floyd that sparked protests around the globe. Even with the negativities around, she likes to think of herself as “an administrator of joy,” during her interview with Seth Meyers on Late Night this week. With her past experiences, she reflected from it and stressed out her thoughts about discrimination of race and the violence against black community.
Haddish told Meyers she was invited as a guest to a memorial for Floyd in Minneapolis last week together with other big stars who attended in the wake like Kevin Hart, Rev. Al Sharpton, T.I., and Ludacris. Other celebrities have extended their sympathy. Kanye West also donated millions for the college funds of Floyd’s daughter.
With her big empathy towards the bereaved, Haddish wanted to be there because she knows how the family felt with the immediate yet untimely death.
“The main thing that made me really want to be there is I have watched my friends be slaughtered by the police,” she said. “I have watched people be murdered in front of me as a 13-year-old, 14-year-old girl and there was nothing I could do except, ‘No, don’t do that!’ yelling out.”
“Being there was like being there for all my friends whose funerals I already went to,” she added, “all my friends who passed away, all the people that I went to school with who passed away or were locked up for no reason just ’cause they can’t afford a good lawyer or accused of things that they didn’t do. Being there was so powerful ’cause I did not know it was going to be televised… That was my first time walking into a funeral that was televised and a funeral of someone who was killed by a police officer.”
Former Vice President Joe Biden, who met with Floyd’s family Monday, was unable to attend but recorded a video message for the service.
“The eulogies that were given were so powerful, it was a great message,” Haddish said. “And I cried so much. I was crying so much. There were tears of not just for Floyd but for all of those people who passed away, all of my friends, and my family members who are locked up. All the tears I ever wanted to cry were coming out.”