Comedian Tiffany Haddish Reveals She Initially Turned Down Common Because She Knew Too Many People He Dated

Tiffany Haddish and rapper Common are dating if you didn’t know.  For those that didn’t know, they definitely found out once the couple participated in the popular #SilhouetteChallenge that has taken over social media.  Although they haven’t been shy of being a couple and have shown how happy they are together, they almost didn’t make it.  The “Like A Boss” star just admitted to Stephen Colbert that she turned him down initially.

Haddish appeared on The Late Show to share a bit of an interesting approach to her dating process.  “I would give them something to drink,” Haddish shared as she showed Colbert a scientific object. “They would leave. I would take the cup, I swab where they were drinking at, right? Put that in a petri dish. Let that bake, you know, do what it do. Then I would put it on a slide and I would look at it and see what they got going on in their mouth.”

She added, “If they had too much Candida going on, I’m never going out on another date. Not kissing them. Nothing. But if it’s a nice healthy amount, you know, because we all got them – we all got bacteria – but if it’s a healthy mouth, then you know, second date.”  

Common must have passed that test, but he almost didn’t pass something else of hers.  At first, Haddish said that she turned down the advances of the Chicago rapper because “I was waiting for you, Steve!” she said to Colbert.  After the joke passes, she gets serious and lets the host know why she almost turned the “Come Close” rapper down.  

“He was, like, tryna holler, and I was like…‘Um…no, I’m not really interested,” said the comedian. “I’m good. My eyes are set on other things. I’m interested in somebody else. I’m sorry. But you seem like a nice person.’”

Continued Haddish: “‘I know too many people that dated you, let’s be honest.  I didn’t say that, though. You know. You know.”  But now, Tiffany takes pride in who she dates.  As a matter of fact, don’t call the rapper her “boyfriend” as to her, he is more than just that. “He’s not my boyfriend, he is my man. I don’t date boys no more.”

The couple went viral recently for their addition to the #SilhouetteChallenge, which Haddish reveals she had to negotiate with Common in order for it to happen.  “It was quite a negotiation. I’m like, ‘Look, I want to shoot this video,” the comedian said. “I need you to be in it with me.’ And he was like, ‘Nah, that’s really not my style. I’m not really known for that. That’s not really my thing.’” 

She then went on to explain that she brought up that within their relationship, she may be doing more of the compromising, which perhaps led her argument to have a bit more weight.  “I was like, ‘Look! Every time you ask me to do something I do it and I don’t make no money. I’m asking you to do something for me and every time I do ask you, you get paid. Now, what you gonna do today is this video or I won’t be doing nothing for you.’ And he was like, ‘Alright, alright, calm down. I’ll do it.’”

Eventually, they were able to get it done despite some mishaps.  “It turned into 18 takes. I’m like, ‘For somebody who didn’t want to do this, you now want to do another take and another take, come on bro.’ But we had a good time. We were laughing,” said Haddish.

About Jamari Williams

Jamari Williams is a seasoned journalist who works mainly in the fields of music, film and television. Jamari is a Morehouse graduate who began writing at the age of 12 and have wrote for many new media companies.

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