Tiffany Haddish ran into some technical and production difficulties while hosting Verizon’s Big Concert for Small Business.
The 40-year-old actress and comedian, wearing an off-the-shoulder silver dress, was the host of the event that aired just after the Super Bowl LV.
It was a charitable event featuring performances by Alicia Keys, Christina Aguilera, Eric Church, H.E.R., Jazmine Sullivan, Luke Bryan and Miley Cyrus.
One surprising delay in the production came when Tiffany had already introduced H.E.R. as the next performer, but the cameras were still on Tiffany as she was just standing there.
“Our next performer has a career I have been following from the beginning. When I saw her kill it on the BET Awards…” she shared, before reading something from the teleprompter that asked her to delay and “vamp”.
“What the f*** does vamp mean?” she reacted. It was then that audiences could hear a voice saying, “Stall.”
While Tiffany continued with the script on the teleprompter, she had some notes about what “vamp” actually was.
“Now they asked me to vamp. I don’t know what vamp means. To me, vamp means be a vampire and/or vampirate like slowly disappear and/or elaborate. Maybe that’s the word they should’ve used? Elaborate. But let’s continue on guys.”
Later on in the program, Tiffany addressed the little delays in the event, saying that “This has not been the smoothest running situation. Every time an act leaves the stage, they have to clean the whole stage, get all-new microphones, all new everything you have to keep in mind that some of these acts haven’t performed for nobody. … Me personally, I’m in a studio alone, it’s cold, and I’m ready to bring the heat. But it’s cold.”
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