There have been stories making the round all week that The Notorious Precious was acting like a heffah at the star-studded White House Correspondents Dinner. Pop the hood.
The Huffington Post picked up on the scuttlebutt.
Maybe she was just having a bad day, but Gabourey Sidibe was rude to several reporters at the White House Correspondents Dinner last weekend, according to various media outlets.
Jonathan Capehart writes in the Washington Post that he had been a big fan of Gabby’s and was looking forward to meeting her, but she was “mean” to him.
I was thrilled to spot her at a table laughing uproariously with the man sitting to her right. “I know you’re having a good time and I’m sorry to interrupt,” I began. My next sentence didn’t come out because Sidibe shouted over the din, “Yeah, come back in five minutes!” Thinking she was joking, I laughed and pretended to walk away. When I noticed that the look in her eyes meant she was serious, I walked back to her and said, “I just wanted to congratulate you on your nomination. I thought your performance was spectacular. I even wrote a column about it.” After wishing her good luck, I rejoined my friends.
Back at the table, I sheepishly related the incident to my colleague Jo-Ann Armao. “Oh! She’s horrible,” Armao said in her wonderfully blunt way. She told me that she saw Sidibe at the pre-cocktails and told her that she’d seen “Precious” three times (an amazing emotional feat that only adds to my awe of Armao) and that she thought Sidibe’s performance was “incandescent.” What was Sidibe’s response? “I guess I should say, ‘Thank you.’”
Now in fairness to Gabby, it sounds like Capehart interrupted her when she was already in the middle of a conversation, so how was he raised? And “I guess I should say, ‘Thank you.’” isn’t the worst thing we’ve ever heard. But there are even more stories about Gabby in the HuffPo article, which you can read in full here, so maybe she really is getting a swelled head. Or maybe she just got too close to Omarosa.