Whoopi Goldberg admitted in a recently released tape that she smoked a joint before accepting her Academy Award in 1992.
We’re sure Whoopi, who took issue with the New York Times for not listing her name in an article about Black Oscar winners, is fine with the publication ommitting this confession from its pages.
In a 1992 video unearthed by TMZ.com, the actress-turned-TV-host revealed that she took a hit of some weed to calm her nerves before receiving the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her role in Ghost.
“I thought, ‘I’ve got to relax,’ so I smoked this wonderful joint, that was the last of my home grown,” Whoopi candidly revealed. “And honey, when he said my name and I popped up I thought, ‘Oh f**k.'”
The pre-award puffing wasn’t a big deal for Whoopi, who confessed on tape that “smoking cigarettes and pot every now and then are my habits.”
Still she kept her act together when Denzel Washington handed her the Oscar. Through her excitement she even remembered to thank everyone who had a hand in her victory, including Paramount, her co-stars Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze and “everybody who makes movies.”
Check out the video below, and tell us if you could tell that Whoopi was high during her acceptance speech.
– Sonya Eskridge