For Tiffany Haddish, the Met Gala Was BYOCW (Bring Your Own Chicken Wings)

Afraid she would be hungry, the actress smuggled in fried chicken in her purse – and shared it with other stars.



NEW YORK, NY - MAY 06: Tiffany Haddish attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes On Fashion - Arrivals at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 6, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Rabbani and Solimene Photography/WireImage)

Photo by: Rabbani and Solimene Photography

Rabbani and Solimene Photography

No doubt there were a lot of good food stories to come out of the “Camp”-themed 2019 Met Gala on Monday night.

There was Katy Perry’s hamburger outfit, which she changed into after perhaps growing tired of her chandelier getup. (Jennifer Lopez walked in as Perry was slipping into the center of the big burger in a Metropolitan Museum of Art restroom and looked totally unfazed … because Met Gala.)

There was chatter that Serena Williams’ pink-flecked bright-yellow Atelier Versace dress looked like nothing so much as scrambled eggs and ham.

There were the requisite stories about how, because the food situation at the Met Gala is notoriously underwhelming and inadequate, stars stuffed their faces with a variety of no-frills but fully satisfying meals before and after the fancy fundraiser. (Bonus points: FN Dish’s Hailey Bieber pizza prediction proved to have been spot on.)

But the best food story of the night has to be Tiffany Haddish’s red-carpet revelation about what she had in her purse: fried chicken.

“Last year I came it was not enough food … and I was hungry. And when I’m hungry, my attitude’s not good. So I said, ‘I’m gonna be prepared this year.’ So I brought chicken,” she told People, patting the sparkly bag that perfectly matched her sparkly Michael Kors Collection pantsuit.

No, the chicken was not from KFC. The actress had cooked it herself. “Tiffany knows how to cook,” she said.

Haddish’s chicken (see it also here) came in handy not only for her but for other hungry Met Gala attendees as well.

Jimmy Fallon, presented with a half-eaten wing Haddish had fetched from her purse for Today’s Natalie Morales, who had also had a few bites, showed himself to be an enthusiastic nibbler.

“Tiffany, thank you,” the Tonight Show host said. “You saved me.”

Haddish also shared a chicken wing with the cast of the Broadway musical “Ain’t Too Proud.”

“Y’all, Tiffany Haddish gave us a chicken wing,” they said in a video posted on Hollywood Life. “Thank you, because we’re hungry … they’ve got these little appetizers and little hors d’oeuvres. Thank you, Tiffany Haddish.”

So many chicken wings from one little clutch purse. So much gratitude from her fellow celebs. Next time, maybe she should set up a food truck right there on the red carpet.

Nah, Anna Wintour would never allow it.

Photo: GettyImages

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