Sanaa Lathan Gets Real About Beyonce Biting Rumors In New Interview
By Isha Thorpe
May 9, 2018
As many of us can recall, Tiffany Haddish revealed in an interview with GQ that an unknown celeb bit Queen Bey at a party. "So Beyoncé stormed away, went up to JAY-Z, and was like, ‘Jay! Come here! This b**ch—’ and snatched him," the comedian said. "They went to the back of the room. I was like, ‘What just happened?’ And Beyoncé's friend walked up and was like, ‘Can you believe this b**ch just bit Beyoncé?’"
Haddish was so upset by what transpired that she wanted to fight the unnamed actress. However, Beyonce talked her out of it by taking a selfie with her. "That b**ch is on drugs. She not even drunk. The b**ch is on drugs. She not like that all the time. Just chill," Bey also told the Girls Trip star.
After this story circulated, the BeyHive began digging to find out who was the person who dared to bite their queen. That's when Lathan's name came up. Reports from TMZ also said that the "Love & Basketball" star was the culprit, even though she already denied any wrongdoing.
Y’all are funny. Under no circumstances did I bite Beyonce and if I did it would’ve been a love bite 💋— Sanaa Lathan (@justsanaa) March 26, 2018
Now, Lathan is killing these rumors once and for all. “I think it’s the most absurd thing I’ve ever been involved with,” Lathan told Health mag. “Thank God I’ve been in this business for 20 years and have had so many rumors about me. They used to devastate me in my 20s, but in order to survive in this business, you just have to let it roll.”
She added: “I adore Beyoncé. I would never do anything malicious like that—to her, or to anyone. It’s so bizarre. I thought it was the funniest thing ever that it was a news story. It’s so crazy.”
Now that Lathan is, once again, denying that she's the bitter, that means that the real bitter is still out there. Do your thing, BeyHive.
#SanaaLathan is our June cover star and she's opening up about focusing on her well-being and finding true happiness for our Joy issue. "I imagine it to be a spectrum: You could have a peaceful joy, you could have an ecstatic joy—and everything in between," she says. "I'm in my joy when I'm doing my foundation work, because whenever you're giving, it's like a gift to yourself," she continues. But finding joy wasn't always a given for Lathan; when her best friend died from the flu four years ago, she started having panic attacks. "I was getting them three to five times a day," she reveals. Now she meditates for 20 minutes, twice a day to focus on self-care. Tap the link in bio for the full interview—and yes, we asked her about those Beyoncé "biting" rumors. (📷: @kayt_jones)
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