Tiffany Haddish Says Sanaa Lathan’s Parents Were Mad That She Revealed Actress Bit Beyonce: They Said I Tried To Ruin Her Career
Tiffany Haddish isn’t slowing down any time soon. She is one of the hottest stars in comedy right now due to her breakout role in the 2017 box office smash, “Girls Trip”. In a new interview, the 38-year-old comedian/actress is giving even more insight into the ‘Who Bit Beyonce’ controversy. In fact, she says after she hinted that Sanaa Lathan bit the mega singer, Sanaa’s parents were upset. She explains,
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! I was just trying to say how Beyoncé kept me from goin’ to jail that night. I coulda just shut my whole career down.
During the interview, she was also asked about actor Leonardo DiCaprio, as in the past, she joked about wanting to have his baby.
Yeah, I met him at a party two, three months ago, and I asked him if he’d let me hit that. He’s like, ‘Tiffany, you’re so funny.
I’m like, ‘I’m serious.’ And then he goes, ‘I mean, I’d do it, but …’ I was like, ‘Come on, wasn’t you in a squad? The coochie squad or something?.
She then went on to say,
I told him, My only stipulation: I wanna do it with you as your character in What’s Eating Gilbert Grape”. He starts bustin’ up laughin.
Tiffany briefly spoke about her experience of meeting comedian/actor Roseanne while visiting a friend named Anna, who lived in El Segundo (a coastal California town near LAX).
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. 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, ‘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?
By -Kina Lenee Gladney