In December 2017, Tiffany Haddish shared an enviable selfie featuring the Girls Trip star cozying up with Beyoncé. In a new interview with Vulture, Haddish revealed the funny story behind the photograph.
The picture was taken at a party, where some conflict with an unnamed guest left Haddish ready to "[fight] this bitch." Beyoncé tried to diffuse the situation by encouraging Haddish "to have a good time," to which she responded "I'm only going to have fun if you take a selfie with me." Beyoncé complied, and the rest is history:
I also saw on your Instagram that you were at a party with Beyoncé, and I want you to talk me through the process of asking Beyoncé for a selfie.
Okay, so what had happened was, something had went down with somebody at the party, right? I’m not at liberty to say what had went down at the party, but Beyoncé was just telling me to have a good time, and I was like, “No, I’m gonna end up fighting this bitch!” She was like, “No, have fun, Tiffany,” and I said, “I’m only going to have fun if you take a selfie with me.”
Wow, perfectly played.
She said, “Okay,” and then she buried her face in my wig. We took the picture and I was like, “Is my wig slipping?” And she was like, “Mmm-hmm.” But she knew who I was! She came up to me and was like, “I think you are so funny, Tiffany Haddish.” I was like, “What? You know me?!” She said, “I’m Beyoncé.” “I KNOW!”