On Sunday, February 18, TV One will premiere Uncensored, a show that will give viewers an unprecedented look into the lives of their favorite celebrities. The 10-episode series will feature the likes of Rick Ross, Charlamagne Tha God, Nia Long, Tamar Braxton, and more, all sharing their personal stories (both tragic and triumphant) from the spaces and places they called home. For the first episode, TV One couldn't have picked a better subject, as Tiffany Haddish sits down in front of the camera to explain her road from homelessness to the bright lights of Hollywood.
Haddish has never been shy about touching on this topic before. We spoke with her back in April 2016 about her journey, which involved her being on her own at a young age, coming up through the system, and escaping the rough side of South Central L.A. in the '80s and '90s before eventually becoming the face of Groupon and the star of films like Girls Trip and Keanu. She's known for bringing the funny, but a lot of that was about her turning negatives into positives that transformed her into the "beast" and "unicorn" she truly is.
In an exclusive clip from the show, Haddish highlights how being teased about a wart on her forehead turned into her using that as ammo against bullies (and adopting the mantra she lives by today). She also discusses what lead to her and her siblings being removed from her mother's home and into foster care and why she thought all of the police in her neighborhood lived like the people in CHiPS. It's not an easy watch, but it's important, especially when it comes to recognizing how impressive Haddish's glow-up truly is.
You can check out the full 12-minute clip from Haddish's episode of Uncensored above. Be sure to tune into the series premiere on February 18 at 10 p.m. ET on TV One for the rest of her story.