Tiffany Haddish Opens Up About Sexual Assault, Aggressiveness And Who Bit Beyoncé
"I didn't confirm shit."
Tiffany Haddish graced the cover of Glamour and the always outspoken actor didn't hold back talking about her life, her passion and her unfaltering drive.
Haddish has been a name in the comedy scene for a while, but it wasn't until her scene-stealing starring role in 2017's Girls Trip that she not only "rose to stardom", but exploded onto the scene like a technicolor meteorite.
Previously, the 38-year-old has spoken about being a victim of sexual assault when she was just 17-years-old. Haddish told Glamour that after being raped by a police cadet, she ended up going into counselling.
Haddish's upbringing and experiences means that she can be quite emotionally guarded which, combined with her no-holds-barred comedy, often gets confused for aggression. And she has no problem with that.
"I notice that men are afraid of women that are aggressive. So to protect myself I become semi-aggressive. You hear about, ‘Tiffany always hitting on somebody,’ but that’s to keep them from hitting on me."
In a post-#MeToo Hollywood, Haddish also feels well equipped to deal with the kinds of men who would abuse their power over women, with the overwhelming reports of women in the industry facing sexual abuse, harassment or misconduct.
"I’ve had experiences where directors or producers are like, ‘You want this job?’ ” she told Glamour.
"I might get real bossy and say, ‘First off, don’t nobody want to see your little dick!’ I get loud, all that."
Haddish also made headlines when she accidentally let slip one of the most iconic urban myths of all time: the tale of who bit Beyoncé?
The story made headlines and set-off a witch hunt to find who sunk their teeth in Bey's face. While The Hollywood Reporter suggested it was Sanaa Lathan, Haddish denied reports that she confirmed that, saying "I didn't confirm shit".
"The reporter was like, ‘Sanaa Lathan?’ I’m, like, three drinks in, so of course I was about to laugh,” she said.
"They thought I put her name out there, but I didn’t. I never said nothing. And Beyoncé didn’t say nothing. Let the person who [bit Beyoncé] bury themselves… I ain’t trying to destroy this girl. I didn’t say shit about the girl."
A true legend. Read the full Glamour feature here.