On Wednesday night’s (Jan. 15) episode of Late Night with Seth Meyers, actor and fashion icon Billy Porter stopped by to chat about his new film Like a Boss. But at one point, he decided to spill a little tea about one of his co-stars, Tiffany Haddish.
In a previous interview on the show, Haddish revealed that she took Porter to an all-male strip club called Swinging Richards, where she said she was received like the true celebrity she is. When Meyers asked Porter about his experience at the “no limits” club, the Pose star backed up Haddish’s statement, and even took it further. “She’s a comedian, and she’s been on the road with a lot of comedians … aka, male comedians,” he said with a laugh. “So when you walk into a strip club with Tiffany, you’re at the strip club with the strip club people … Now I’ve had my share of strip clubs, but you walk in with Tiffany and it’s like [yelling] ‘Tiffany Haddish is in the building!'”
Porter also clarified another statement Haddish made to Meyers, where she accused Porter of eating the last bits and pieces of a potroast at her dinner party with his hands. Porter admitted that it was true, but defended himself saying that his hands were clean. “It was the end of the evening, that potroast was fierce — you know that kind of food that makes you want to throw your shoe at somebody? That,” he said. “I had washed my hands … and she saw me do it! She’s a little germaphobe, so she made me take the potlicker home.”
The star also spoke to Meyers about getting to meet Sir Elton John when he attended the Golden Globes, which Porter says was a huge honor. “I was a little speechless, I stand on his shoulders,” he said. “For those of us who are queer in this business, there aren’t a lot of examples. He’s been such a beautiful example of how you do that with grace.”
Check out Porter’s full interview, where he also discusses his red carpet fashion, his hometown of Pittsburg, and more: