Wow, it appears that Tiffany Haddish‘s story about an unnamed actress biting Beyoncé on the cheek at an after-party in December may have been a total fabrication.
According to Bey’s stepfather, Richard Lawson, the alleged event never happened.
The 71-year-old actor popped by PEOPLE Now to talk about his new 10-episode legal drama series In Contempt alongside co-stars Erica Ash and Christian Keyes, when he revealed his thoughts on Beyoncé bite gate, which was introduced by actress Tiffany Haddish.
“Listen, drop it, that’s my suggestion. Drop it, it’s just a bunch of crap,” he says. “I think Tiffany just took advantage of a moment [and] tried to move the needle for her own thing.”
“There’s nothing to it,” he continues.
During a recent interview with GQ, the Girls Trip star, 38, revealed the epic story behind her infamous selfie with the Queen Bee that was captured during a post-JAY-Z concert party.
“There was this actress there that’s just, like, doing the mostest,” Haddish said before adding, “She bit Beyoncé in the face.”
“So Beyoncé stormed away, went up to JAY-Z, and was like, ‘Jay! Come here! This bitch—’ and snatched him,” she continues. “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 bitch just bit Beyoncé?’”
But after the unnamed actress approached Haddish later that night to tell her to stop dancing, she gave Beyoncé a heads up that she wasn’t afraid to scuffle.
“I’m going to beat somebody ass at your party. I just want to let you know that,” Haddish claimed she told Beyoncé,” but the “Run the World” singer calmed her down, telling her to go on with her night and just “have fun,” which led to their selfie.
But Haddish just couldn’t ‘drop it,’ as Lawson would say.