Sanaa Lathan Calls Beyoncé Biting Rumor 'Absurd' (But Is She Sure She Didn't Do It?)

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Sanaa Lathan has elaborated on the rumor, which circulated back in March, that she bit Beyoncé (yes, BEYONCÉ?!).

After Tiffany Haddish, god bless her, told a story in GQ about an actress who bit Beyoncé at a party in 2017, outlets reported that Lathan was the lead suspect after Haddish had already told close friends that she did it. Lathan denied it, but then weirdly pulled an If I Did It in the same breath, adding that it probably would have been a love-bite. In an interview for the June cover of Health, Lathan again addressed the theories:

On the topic of social media, how did you first hear about the infamous “Beyoncé bite” news?

Yeah, it blew up. And I think it’s the most absurd thing I’ve ever been involved with. 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. 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.

Yes, crazy indeed.

Okay, so three things: one, why not just straight up ask if she did it? Two, of course it would be a news story, it’s Beyoncé! And three, please note that Lathan says she “would never do anything malicious like that,” not “I did not do anything malicious like that.”


To which I ask Lathan...are you sure you didn’t do it?

Like, really, really sure you didn’t bite Beyoncé?

Just making sure!

Pop Culture Reporter, Jezebel

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I love Tiffany Haddish but that wasn’t her story to tell. She admits that Beyonce even talked her down after it happened. I do have sympathy for TH, though. I’ve definitely spilled beans that I could not shove back into the pot fast enough, even knowing in the moment that I went too far.