The Recording Academy is apologizing to Tiffany Haddish after she known as out the Grammys for inviting her to host a ceremony however refusing to pay her for the gig and even for her hair, make-up, and wardrobe.
Throughout an interview with Selection revealed on Wednesday (December 9), the actress and comic mentioned she turned down a suggestion to host the Grammys pre-telecast Premiere Ceremony as a result of she was informed she must pay for all bills associated to the three-hour livestream with none compensation.
“All of that must come out of my pocket,” she informed the outlet. “I don’t know if this may imply I won’t get nominated ever once more, however I believe it’s disrespectful.”
“I used to be like, ‘The publicity is superb however I believe I’ve sufficient. I respect you guys asking. And as a lot as I respect the dignity of being nominated, that’s not OK,” the 2021 nominee greatest comedy album added.
Harvey Mason Jr., the Interim Recording Academy President and CEO, posted an apology video to Instagram early Thursday morning. Unbeknownst to him, a expertise booker for the academy informed Haddish they would not cowl the prices, based on Mason.
“To me, that was improper,” he mentioned. “I am annoyed that call. It was a lapse in judgement, it was in poor style and it was disrespectful to the artistic group. I am a part of the artistic group. I do know what that seems like, and it is not proper.”
Mason says he’s grateful for a dialog he had with Haddish after the Selection interview occurred. “I apologized to her personally and I apologized to her from the Academy, I expressed to her my remorse and my displeasure about how this went down and about how this was dealt with,” he revealed. “Once more, I wish to say Tiffany, we’re sorry and thanks for permitting me to talk on it.”
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