There’s Been a Crucial Update In the Beyoncé-Biting Mystery
"The reporter was like, ‘Sanaa Lathan?’ I’m, like, three drinks in, so of course I was about to laugh," Haddish told Glamour, referring to a June Hollywood Reporter profile in which, by responding to the interviewer's question with a smile, many took as her confirmation that Lathan was the culprit.
“They thought I put her name out there, but I didn’t. I never said nothing. And Beyoncé didn’t say nothing," she continued. "Let the person who [bit Beyoncé] bury themselves … I ain’t trying to destroy this girl. I didn’t say s--t about the girl.”
Haddish's record-setting comes after she said in the same THR profile that the public assumption it was Lathan actually caused tension between her and Lathan’s family, with whom she is close. Assumedly, the headlines that followed haven't done much to ease the strain.
"I'm super good friends with [Lathan's] stepmom and her dad [Stan, a producer-director], and they were mad at me," she explained at the time. "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."
As far as who did bite Beyoncé, the case is officially back open.