Actor and comedian Kevin Hart has definitely made it to the top and its time to reflect on his struggles and success and the best person to document his journey with is Oprah Winfrey.
The recent NAACP Image Award “Entertainer of the Year” winner opened up to Winfrey about being unable to pay rent, his skyrocketing career, and shared a touching story about his mother (who became creative in helping him survive his first year in doing stand up comedy) on “Oprah Prime.”
Back then, Hart revealed that doing standup couldn’t pay the bills, which even caused him to fall back on his rent.
“I haven’t paid my rent in like a month. I’m like, ‘Mom, the rent. Where’s the rent at?’” All his mother would say is, ‘Have you been reading your Bible?’.. adding he hadn’t.
Two week goes by, and Hart again asks his mother for rent money. And, he received the same response, “have you read your Bible?” Another month goes by, and Hart shows his mom the eviction notice that was placed on his door. “She said, ‘Talk to me when you read your Bible,’” Hart says.
Hart was forced to move back home, finally ready to appease his mother and open up his Bible. Watch the video below to see what made Oprah gasp.
“Oprah Prime” airs Sundays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network.