Tracy Morgan has had a whirlwind couple of years after being in a near-fatal traffic collision back in 2014. He's worked his way into the spotlight since then, and on Friday, he was been given the opportunity to celebrate his achievements in a ceremony that saw him receiving the keys to Brooklyn. The honor came a day before his 50th birthday.
Brooklyn borough president Eric Adams was at the ceremony to thank Tracy Morgan for his contributions to the community. “You tell everyone, there are only two types of Americans: Those who live in Brooklyn and those who wish they could," Adams said. "When you hang out with him, you feel no different than hanging out with someone standing on the corner of Tompkins Avenue holding a Colt 45.”
Morgan was choking up as he gave his acceptance speech. "This is for you, this ain't for me," he said as he was joined by friends and family. "I'm in service to you.... I don't even know what to say, man."
Recently, Morgan sat down to talk about his career with IndieWire, where he explained he had no interest in revisiting or reviving some of his old characters from Saturday Night Live. “You’re waiting for reruns of Martin to come on. I’m 50 years old. What the fuck is wrong with y’all?" Morgan asked. "You’re living in the fuckin’ past. All Saturday Night Live characters stay there. What the fuck are we so intrigued by this spinoff shit for? Remaking everything, microwaving them—that’s why we lose our creativity. We don’t wanna see nothing new.”