“I’m The Prize, Boo”: Tiffany Haddish Shares Why It Was Important She Made Rapper Common Chase Her!

YourBlackWorld.net, By Victor Omondi, Posted May 6th 2021

Comedian Tiffany Haddish and musician-cum-actor Common have been in a relationship for about a year now. How did it all happen? That’s probably a question many people have been asking themselves, knowing Haddish’s stand when it comes to accepting to date a man.

Last year, during an interview with Harper’s Bazaar, Haddish revealed that she wouldn’t want men to feel like it was too easy to win her into a relationship. She said, “Men got to work for it, you know? They like the hunt. Can’t make it too easy.”

Now, in a recent interview with “The Big Tigger Morning Show,” it became obvious that this is the philosophy Haddish used before accepting Common’s dating offers, and a little more too. Haddish gave a few updates on her career until when Big Tigger and his crew felt it was time to know a little more about Haddish’s personal life. It was at this point that they turned their focus onto her current affair with Common. 

Without mincing her words, Haddish said Common had to take a long time pursuing her before she gave in. When asked why, she said, “Because I’m the prize, boo. And you know I feel like men appreciate what they work for it. I want to be appreciated, [because] when you’re appreciated, the value continues to rise.”

During a February interview on “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert,” Haddish explained that Common “was trying to holler, and I was like, ‘No, I’m not really interested. Nah, 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.’”

Haddish made Common work extra before she could acquiesce to a relationship because she’d known quite some of the ladies Common had dated.

When asked what advice she’d give to her younger self, she said, “Don’t get married until you’re 30. There will be hard times, but know that there is light at the end of those hard times but it’s just molding you to be prepared for success because success is heavy and you need to be strong enough to carry it.”

She added, “15-year-old Tiffany you don’t need to hook up with every dude that tells you you’re cute and pays the light bill.”