Tiffany Haddish is the latest cover star of The Hollywood Reporter, which effectively enabled the actress to engage in a particularly blunt interview that covered a bevy of topics.
The Girls Trip actress opened up about the true identity of the individual responsible for having bitten Beyonce at a party back in December. Haddish reveals how Sanaa Lathan, of Love & Basketball fame, was the person who got a little to close for Queen Bey’s comfort. She admits “I’m super good friends with her stepmom and her dad, and they were mad at me. 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. I never said her name!”
The real punchline behind the comedienne’s anecdote was how “Beyonce kept me from goin’ to jail that night. I coulda just shut my whole career down.”
Haddish then began to took a jab at disgraced sitcom star Roseanne Barr. She recalls walking around Los Angeles with her friend Anna in the early aughts, when the two stumbled upon Barr toiling in her front yard. After saying hello to her, Haddish notes how “she looks at me (makes a disgusted face), and ran in the house. I thought, ‘Maybe she don’t want to be bothered today.’ A week later, we walk by again, and I told Anna — she’s Hispanic, but she looks white — she should say hi this time. So she says, ‘Hi, Roseanne,’ and Roseanne goes, ‘Hey!’ I thought, ‘Maybe she got to know us.’ 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. I think, ‘Fuck that bitch.’ That was 2000, maybe 2001, so it’s not new. She been racist, why’d you all give her a TV show?”