KEY POINTS

  • Haddish's prompter delays during the event
  • Netizen asks Verizon the reason behind the mess
  • Verizon calls the actress a "national treasure"

Stand-up comedian and actress Tiffany Haddish is undoubtedly one of the greatest off-the-cuff event hosts out there. But goof-ups happen to the best of them. Verizon's Sunday event, titled "Big Concert for Small Businesses," Post-Super Bowl concert is perhaps proof for the same.

The actress was casually introducing singer and songwriter H.E.R. during one of the segments, mentioning how she met the songstress at the Black Entertainment Television (BET) awards in June. But she suddenly pauses and asks annoyingly, "What the f--k does vamp mean?"  Certainly, the actress was trying hard to figure out the lines fed to her through an ear prompter device. 

Soon, we hear a voice from off-camera saying "Stall." However, the actress goes ahead with her presentation but stops once again.

“Now they asked me to vamp. I don’t know what vamp means. To me, vamp means be a vampire and/or vampirate like slowly disappear and/or elaborate. Maybe that’s the word they should’ve used? Elaborate. But let’s continue on guys,” she continues.

While the goof-ups took place for a minute and a half, viewers couldn't let it pass easily. People took to Twitter immediately and tried to figure out the matter. One netizen asked, "who keeps messing up" and tagged the tech giant. The user further wrote that "Lol, y’all better not blame this on @TiffanyHaddish."

Verizon responded to the user that the actress is a "national treasure."

The telecommunications company has made a multi-year commitment to ensure that one million small businesses thrive and rebound in the digital world by 2030. The event was streamed on YouTube, Twitch, TikTok, Verizon's Twitter, Fios and Yahoo.

Produced by record label Roc Nation to shed light on small businesses, the charitable event featured celebs such as Miley Cyrus, Luke Bryan, Jazmine Sullivan, H.E.R., Eric Church, Christina Aguilera, Brittany Howard, Brandi Carlile and Alicia Keys.

Tiffany Haddish Tiffany Haddish attends the "The Last O.G" premiere at SXSW Conference and Festivals at Paramount Theatre on March 12, 2018, in Austin, Texas. Photo: Getty Images/Matt Winkelmeyer for SXSW