An abuse victim who bounced around foster care as a child and found herself homeless as a young adult, Tiffany Haddish perhaps appreciates fame and fortune more than most. And yet the comedian who rocketed to stardom in Girls Trip almost threw it all down the toilet for Beyonce. "I was just trying to say how Beyonce kept me from goin' to jail that night. I coulda just shut my whole career down," Haddish tells the Hollywood Reporter of the mystery she unleashed in claiming she tried to protect Beyonce from a woman who bit her on the face at a Dec. 22 party. A mystery no more, perhaps: When the Hollywood Reporter suggests to her it was Love and Basketball star Sanaa Lathan, Haddish smiles then goes into this:
"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,'" says Haddish. "But I didn’t try to ruin her career. I never said her name!" Haddish does, however, mention other famous names throughout the interview. Two standouts: She said she recently propositioned Leonardo DiCaprio with the condition that he assume his character from What's Eating Gilbert Grape, "cause I feel like that performance deserves a real reward and that reward is this (gestures at her own body)." The 38-year-old also recalled an encounter with Roseanne Barr in the early 2000s that she read as racist. Read the full interview here.