Multiple Sources Just Confirmed Sanaa Lathan Is the Beyoncé Biter to TMZ

So the mystery is finally over?

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The answer to the great Beyoncé biter mystery (opens in new tab) is here, if you trust the multiple sources that confirmed her identity to TMZ (opens in new tab). Those sources claim that Tiffany Haddish told them it really was Sanaa Lathan. The internet's leading suspect! The one who tweeted a denial that wasn't fully a denial yesterday (opens in new tab)!

One source did add that "it was not an aggressive bite...it was playful and noninvasive, but still caught Beyonce off guard."

Lathan was considered to be the most likely culprit because of the fact that 1) she's an "actress" (of Love & Basketball, The Best Man, and more) as Haddish described the culprit being to GQ (opens in new tab), 2) she was at the December after-party for Jay-Z's 4:44 concert at The Forum, where the incident took place, 3) she did date French Montana. Vulture writer Hunter Harris had that additional tip emailed in from a reader:

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4) She wasn't kicked out of the party after the bite, meaning she and Bey were good enough friends that Bey wouldn't have her kicked out for that. (As Haddish put it, "[Beyonce] was like, ‘Tiffany, no. Don't do that. That bitch is on drugs. She not even drunk. The bitch is on drugs. She not like that all the time. Just chill.’”) Lathan and Bey were photographed together in 2008.

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And 5) Lathan's tweet wasn't entirely a denial: the actress wrote, "Y'all are funny. Under no circumstances did I bite Beyoncé and if I did it would've have been a love bite."

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Case closed until Beyonce or Haddish give the official official word.

Alyssa Bailey
News and Strategy Editor

Alyssa Bailey is the news and strategy editor at ELLE.com, where she oversees coverage of celebrities and royals (particularly Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton). She previously held positions at InStyle and Cosmopolitan. When she's not working, she loves running around Central Park, making people take #ootd pics of her, and exploring New York City.