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Tiffany Haddish wasn’t spiraling out amid DUI incident

The comedian says she had already decided to become sober when her DUI incident happened
Tiffany Haddish
Tiffany Haddish (Photo credit: Bang Media)

Tiffany Haddish wasn’t “spiraling out” when she was charged with DUI.

The comedian was arrested in November 2023 for falling asleep at the wheel and subsequently charged with driving under the influence. However, she has insisted that she simply “took a nap” behind the wheel and that she was not out of control in any other sense.

“Every time, I try to have fun, no matter what,” Haddish said on the “Making Space with Hoda Kotb” podcast. “You should have seen when I got arrested. I wish they could have filmed that whole thing. They probably did.”

“But them police had a good time. I felt, like, I took a nap. I blew, and it was a .03, and I went home — and then I found out how famous I really am,” she recalled.

“I don’t know what people think. I don’t know what they thought. I’m not in their brains,” Haddish said. “From what I saw on the internet, people were saying, ‘Ah, she’s spiraling out. This is it. Her career is over. She’s done.'”

“And then my friends were just like, ‘Girl, your a– was asleep, wasn’t you,'” she continued.

The Girls Trip star has since given up drinking alcohol but admitted that her decision to go sober had already been made by the time the incident occurred.

“I had already decided. I was barely drinking as it was before then because every day I would wake up, my body would hurt after I drink. Even after one drink, my body would hurt!” she said.

Meanwhile, Haddish split from rapper Common in 2021 after just over a year of dating. Now that he has struck up a relationship with former “American Idol” winner Jennifer Hudson, Haddish has sent them their blessing, even though she still thinks it was “weird” how their time together came to an end.

“I love Jennifer! I hope they’re having fun. I hope they’re having fun. Girl, please! That was a great relationship. I had fun!” she said.

“I mean it was weird how it ended. We had a good time. We was playing; we was having fun. Why’d you stop the fun?'” the Keanu co-star said.

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