Tiffany Haddish is no longer being tight-lipped about who bit Beyoncé.
The actress – who sparked the mystery in March by revealing someone bit the pop star’s face at a party last December – seemed to confirm it was Sanaa Lathan after a journalist for The Hollywood Reporter asked if Lathan was the offender.
“I’m super good friends with her stepmom and her dad (producer and director Stan), and they were mad at me,” Haddish told THR.
“They were like, ‘Why would you do this to the family? You know, black actresses, you guys have to stick together, it’s so hard for you guys to get work as it is, why would you try to ruin her career?’ But I didn’t try to ruin her career,” Haddish said. “I never said her name! I was just trying to say how Beyoncé’ kept me from goin’ to jail that night. I coulda just shut my whole career down.”
Speculation about “Who Bit Beyoncé?” ran rampant after Haddish first told the story to GQ without revealing who did it. She did say, however, it was an actress.
Some suggested at the time that it could’ve been Lathan, as the actress attended an afterparty following JAY-Z’s concert in Inglewood, Calif. where Haddish and Beyoncé were both present, according to The Cut.
The 38-year-old Haddish told GQ she wanted to fight the woman who bit Beyoncé, but said the singer urged her not to.
Haddish suggested in late March that she wouldn’t be able to reveal the name of Beyoncé’s alleged biter after signing a non-disclosure agreement.
Lathan, 46, has not publicly responded to Haddish’s latest comments but previously denied biting Beyoncé amid the fan speculation.
“Y’all are funny,” she tweeted in March. “Under no circumstances did I bite Beyoncé and if I did it would’ve been a love bite.”
Haddish also opened up about several brief encounters she had with Roseanne Barr, whose sitcom “Roseanne” was recently canceled after the actress shared a racist tweet about former Barack Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett and touted a conspiracy calling investor George Soros “a nazi.”
Haddish says she attempted to greet Barr outside her home in El Segundo, Calif. while she was with her friend Anna years ago.“I say, ‘Hiiii, Roseanne.’ She looks at me (makes a disgusted face), and ran in the house. I thought, ‘Maybe she don’t want to be bothered today,’” Haddish told THR.
The next time they walked by, Anna – who Haddish says is Hispanic but “looks white” – was the one who said hello, and Barr was pleasant, the comedian recalls.
“Then I go back, like, a week later, I wave again and say, ‘Hi, Roseanne! I love your comedy,’ and she (makes the same disgusted face) and turns her head,” Haddish told THR. “I think, ‘F–k that b—h.’ That was 2000, maybe 2001, so it’s not new. She been racist, why’d you all give her a TV show?”