Actress-comedian Tiffany Haddish shared in a new interview that she reached out to rapper Usher before joking about herpes.
Speaking with Cosmopolitan for her travel issue, Haddish claimed that she always asks permission to make jokes at the expense of celebrities.
Tiffany Haddish shared, “I never thought you could say horrible things about someone and think they wouldn’t slap you, and I think it’s because I grew up in foster care “
“I check and verify with people. If I can’t say it to your face, I shouldn’t be saying it,” the comedian/actress continued. “Period. That’s how I draw the line.”
Rapper Common’s ex-girlfriend also said that the rule applied when she made fun of the singer for having herpes.
“I found this joke, ‘I curse you with joy. I hope you spread it. I hope you spread it like usher spreads herpes.’ I’ve said that in front of Usher,” said Tiffany Haddish.
“Usher said, ‘Your a** maniac.’ I said, ‘Yeah, well, there’s a rumor that you’ve got shingles. I don’t know if you do or not, but it’s weird,'” she recalled of her conversation with the musician, to which many Individuals were accused of exposing them to the herpes virus without their knowledge or consent.
“She’s like, ‘Yeah, it is.'”
Should ‘yes!’ The singer reacted differently, with Tiffany Haddish explaining: “If she had said, ‘Tiff, don’t say that anymore. I don’t like it. I’m not comfortable with you saying,’ I stop saying that. I’ll do it.”
Back in 2017, Usher made headlines after several women came out with allegations that the singer gave them a sexually transmitted disease.
They sued him for this, in which a case was allegedly settled out of court. Meanwhile, other cases were dismissed. Despite this, the news created memes and jokes about usher and herpes.