Tiffany Haddish Scores Stand-Up Comedy On Netflix – Tha Wire
Today in Tha Wire, rap superstar, Post Malone, and the 15 other passengers gotta be especially happy to have woken up this morning. AllHipHop reported the 23-year-old rapper boarded a private Gulfstream IV jet, leaving Teterboro Airport in New Jersey at 10:50am. The aircraft was bound for Luton Airport in Luton, England, where Malone was scheduled to do a show at the Leeds Festival this weekend. Shortly after taking off, the pilot realized two tires had blown out on the aircraft.
LiveATC.net reports the pilot radioed air traffic control and said, "Sir, we just felt a tire blow, we may need to come back there," then repeated the emergency, "We blew a tire, we need to come back, sir."
Shortly after taking off, the pilot realized the plane had a blowout. As he radioed air traffic, the pilot turned the aircraft around and began circling the Jersey airport. He reportedly circled for 30 minutes, waiting on clearance to make an emergency landing at Teterboro. Instead, FAA diverted the pilot to fly to the Westfield, Massachusetts to burn off fuel. The plan was too heavy with 3,700 gallons of fuel, and would've made having a safe, controlled landing almost impossible.
CBS News reports the pilot wound up flying Malone and his entourage to Stewart International Airport in Newburgh, NY. Standing by were roughly nine fire trucks, two dozen personnel and 12 ambulances. Though he burned off a good bit of fuel, there was no guarantee the pilot would be able to control the plane during the tricky landing.
Rob Mark, the senior editor of Flying magazine told Billboard, "When they said they lost two tires on takeoff I immediately thought, 'Well, that's strange that they both blew out." Mark is also a licensed commercial pilot and air safety expert. He knew the pilot would be able to land the plane, but it wasn't going to be easy. He continued, "You can touch down on the [left and right] main tires and hold the nose off the ground pretty long before it touches down and then, like a car with a flat tire, it will tear up most of the tire and maybe the wheel. You just don't want that nose gear to collapse, because then you've got a fire risk and a risk of major damage."
While landing, debris from the blown tires scattered all over the runway, but thank God the plane landed successfully. Tensions were extremely high for everyone concerned, but we're happy to report they made it!
In other good news, HipHollywood reports that comedian/actress, Tiffany Haddish, just inked a deal with Netflix to have her own standup special! She ready! Congrats to the funny diva on getting her dream gig. She's been putting in major work, and the blessings are finally raining down. Soon she'll follow in the steps of her peers like Dave Chappelle, Chris Rock, Trevor Noah, and hopefully enjoy their same success.
Lisa Nishimura, VP Original Documentary and Comedy at Netflix, said, “Tiffany Haddish is a force.” She said of the star, she's “Hilariously funny, brash and self-effacing, she’s an incredible artist who is winning over audiences while breaking barriers, and we are tremendously proud that she will showcase her formidable talent on Netflix."
There are not a lot of details just yet. All we know is it'll premiere next year, and will be an hour-long special. Trust I will keep you posted on more details.