Comedian Lil’ Rel took to Twitter on a serious note last night to expose what he believes is some hateration coming from Tracy Morgan. But it’s not any hate directed toward him – it’s toward Tracy’s own co-star on TBS’ The Last O.G., Tiffany Haddish. And he ain’t havin’ it.
The 38-year-old posted a clip of Tracy shutting down questions about Haddish during an interview with Vulture. When he was asked what’s it like watching Haddish “blow up,” Tracy refused to answer the question and took it down an unnecessary rabbit hole of who he should be asked about.
“We’re not gonna go there. ‘Cus Tiffany is not the only one – this is not Tiffany Haddish. This is Tracy Morgan. This is the Last O.G…If you gon’ ask that about Tiffany, ask that about Cedric [The Entertainer], and ask that about craft services,” he said.
Lil’ Rel captioned the video with “This one hating ass dude right here that show would be nothing if @TiffanyHaddish wasn’t on it…Don’t bite the hand that keeps you relevant!!!”
Now, you might be wondering why Lil’ Rel would come to Tiffany’s defense in such a public way. Remember NBC’s The Carmichael Show? He and Tiffany played a couple on the former NBC TV sitcom for three seasons, so he got to know the 38-year-old very well, and as we’ve all come to realize, Tiffany is someone you root for, not knock down.
I can understand Tracy being annoyed at answering the same question over and over again, but as a 49-year-old literal O.G., this is something you come to expect. And believe it or not, Tiffany is the draw for that show.
The Last O.G. premiered on Apr. 3, and according to Deadline, that marked the biggest cable comedy premiere since 2016, the largest scripted cable comedy premiere since 2015 and the strongest TBS original debut ever, according to the network and Nielsen. A few weeks later, according to Deadline, the network announced that the series had been renewed for a second season. And I would bet that Tiffany had a lot to do with that.
Although the Last O.G. himself declared that he is the star of the show, I hope he realizes that the new kid on the block is not someone he needs to contend with. If anything, he should be helping to brighten her star. That’s the makings of a true O.G.
Renese spends her early mornings writing, her days securing insurance for TV shows, and her in-betweens blogging about the silliness and seriousness of life on her blog. Follow Renese on Twitter: @reneseford