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Tiffany Haddish shares emotional moment she learned she won her 1st Grammy

Tiffany Haddish’s powerful reaction to winning the best comedy album Grammy on Sunday was caught on tape.

In an Instagram post Monday morning titled, “This is How I found out I Won a Grammy!,” Haddish shared a video from the set of her show “Kids Say the Darndest Things,” which she was shooting Sunday night when producers, speaking into her earpiece, informed her that her album, Black Mitzvah, had won.

The comedian, who was standing on the set between two young girls, paused, looking startled. “I just what? I just won a Grammy? Are you serious? I really won?” Haddish asked.

Repeatedly assured by producers that she’d really won, Haddish became teary-eyed, telling her tiny costars, “You know a Black woman hasn’t won in that category since 1986?”

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“Yes,” said one of the girls. “I learned that from Black History Month.”

“A Black woman hasn’t won for best comedy album since Whoopi Goldberg,” Haddish continued, referring to Goldberg’s win in 1986. She then explained to the girls that she was crying because “It’s a lot of bumpy roads that you cross” on the way to success.

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“You just have to believe in yourself as much as you can,” Haddish told the young girls. “And against all odds you just say ‘You know what? I’m just [going] put my best foot forward, and I’m going to give the world the best that I got. Right?”

“Anything is possible,” she added.

On her Instagram, Haddish offered a bit more explanation about her reaction, saying that she was “flooded with such a [sense] of accomplishment and relief.”

“I kinda didn’t know what to say. I just wanted to cry but I knew it would have confused the babies. So I decided to use that moment to teach and share my feelings,” she wrote.

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