Tiffany Haddish calls out TMZ paparazzo for not helping with her bags at the airport


It’s pretty safe to say that Tiffany Haddish will say what’s on her mind, even if it’s something she shouldn’t be talking about. So, everyone should know that if you interact with Tiffany – good or bad – it’ll get out there. It looks like one TMZ paparazzo didn’t get the message. Tiffany and a group of her friends arrived from somewhere, probably somewhere fabulous, and caught he attention of a TMZ guy who was on the lookout for celebs. He watched them as they struggled to load all their luggage in their car and only after they were done, did he approach Tiffany and ask for her to answer some questions, to which she responded, “No thank you.” Only, she used different (NSFW) language:

Oh dear. She is pissed! I don’t doubt for a moment that she said all that to the photographer as well, right down to the part about how his mama raised him. I’m no traditionalist, I don’t wait for a man to do something I am perfectly capable of doing. But the paps at LAX are like a pack of hungry coyotes. They are intrusive to everyone, sometimes making it virtually impossible to get out of the airport. (They are not all bad, one paparazzo picked up my daughter’s toy she dropped from her stroller, but he was rare.) When they spot a celeb, they are on them, en masse, like flies to you-know-what. It’s one of the few moments I genuinely feel bad for celebs. So I am here for Tiffany telling that guy off. If someone wants an unscheduled interview after she flew for who knows how long, navigated a procession of luggage trolleys and tried to load curbside LAX (which is a nightmare with just one bag), then pick up a damn bag and help with this mess.

TMZ does not agree with Tiffany or my thoughts, however, which is fine. But they better duck the next time they try to ask her a question because Tiffany doesn’t play that game.



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  1. Catwoman says:

    Can’t she hire someone to help her with her own bags? He’s just trying to do his (annoying) job.

  2. Snowflake says:

    I love how she went off and called him a bitch at the end! Give some to get some. Help load their bags up, you’ll get what you want. Chivalry is dead imo. If he’s not gonna do it as a gentleman, do it to get an interview.

  3. Mia4s says:

    LAX is nuts with this. Even celebrities who aren’t regularly papp’d and who would not be considered tabloid fixtures at all get swarmed and need escorts. Just crazy.

    Was he under any obligation to help? No. If he was a smart paparazzi looking to build a relationship would he have helped? Yes. Most of these guys are just punks with cameras.

  4. BearcatLawyer says:

    I would not let a stranger touch any of my bags. This sounds like a good way to steal from someone.

    • Hazel says:

      Yeah, I’m always of two minds when somebody offers to help with my bags.

    • PrincessMe says:

      This is where my mind went too. I wouldn’t want a stanger doing that, honestly and if I were a pap, I don’t think I would offer to help either. Good forbid she couldn’t find something in her bag, then you’d hear that I must have taken it. No. Thank. You.

  5. me says:

    It’s not his job to help her with her luggage. The guy actually issued an apology even though I don’t think he should have. He said he NEVER touches any belongings of celebrities. There are people at the airport who can help you with your luggage (for a fee).

    • Erinn says:

      Yeah, I sure as hell wouldn’t be putting myself in a position where I could be liable for someones belongings.

  6. HannahF says:

    And if something happened with the luggage… TMZ would be liable.

  7. F says:

    Helping people who need help is good but that person didn’t have to and he was working(not that I agree with how some of them work). I didn’t watch the video so I don’t know if she asked for help or not, but I don’t think he deserved any of this.

  8. DesertReal says:

    I don’t think it’s unreasonable for people to help you that want something in return.
    A person interviewing you on the go should hold the door while their lobbing questions at you. A person that wants your attention to speak with you, should help expedite it by helping with her bags. It’s not required, but should be a courtesy for those that look to profit from your time.
    Just sayin’

  9. aenflex says:

    I wonder what her opinion would’ve been had it been a female paparazzo.

  10. No Doubtful says:

    The TMZ people are the worst of the worst….but he’s not required to help her with her bags, just as she’s not required to speak to him.

  11. Annabel says:

    Kind of a diva complaint, in my opinion. Rule #1 of travel: don’t travel with more luggage than you can handle on your own. I’m a woman, I do a lot of business travel, and I actually find it kind of tedious when male drivers insist on taking my bag. It’s like, I just hoisted this thing in and out of the overhead compartment, I think I can handle getting it into the trunk of your car.

  12. Egla says:

    This reminds me: once a guy started a conversation with me at an airport. After a while he became restless and told me he had to go and buy something he forgot and asked me to watch his handbag and if he hadn’t come back by the time I was embarking I could carry it inside as we were at the same plane and he would get it inside. He even showed me his ticked to show me he wasn’t lying. The bag was small and I thought he could had carried himself around. Anyway I freaked out and wasn’t very polite with him. Eventually he embarked on the plane with no problems and was 2 rows behind me. Later he apologised when we disembarked and showed me the bag with books and electronic stuff. Tablet, phone, ipod etc. He said that in 9 hours of flight he realised he was being a creep.

  13. naomipaige says:

    She needs to get off her high horse, and back the f*ck up!!!! 🙂