For a number of reasons, several people kept landing on Sanaa Lathan as the culprit. Lathan has flatly denied this on her own social media and in interviews.
Fast forward to this current interview with the Hollywood Reporter and Haddish is still playing coy about #WhoBitBeyoncé, but allows herself to dwell on the Lathan family.
If you guessed that Sanaa Lathan was the actress that Tiffany Haddish claimed bit Beyoncé, congrats!
"I'm super good friends with her stepmom and dad [Stan, a producer-director], and they were mad at me". 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 say, "Cause I feel like that performance deserves a real reward and that reward is this, '" she continued. "He starts goin" into how he got into the role, and I'm just listenin" and listenin, ' like, "Mmm-hmm, mmm-hmm.' I finally go, 'All that's good, I just need to know, When's this gonna happen?'" "I coulda just shut my whole career down", she added. "Don't do that", Haddish said at the time. She simply acknowledges that Lathan's family was mad at her and she once again underscores the fact that she never directly put Lathan in the controversy. Other comics reached out, too, and she says she told them all the same thing: "You guys, chill".
Having the shadow of a possible violent act against a beloved superstar can't be easy, especially when coupled with the drug use allegation. It's ridiculous how many parties.
"I don't know if you know El Segundo [a coastal California town near LAX], but if you're black and you're driving through El Segundo, you're going to get pulled over", Haddish said. "One day, we were walking around the neighborhood, and Anna says, 'Oh, Roseanne lives there.' Now, I loved Roseanne, and the next day, we walked by, and she was in her yard". I say, "Hiiii, Roseanne.' She looks at me (makes a disgusted face), and ran in the house". She not like that all the time. I love your comedy, ' and she (makes the same disgusted face) and turns her head. "She been racist, why'd you all give her a TV show?"