Everyone wants to know who the mistresses are that Kobe’s been cheating with since his wife filed for divorce, but Sanaa Lathan says don’t look at her.
The actress jumped on Twitter this afternoon to shut down speculation that “She touched his face” and “was shaking her a** in front of him to the music,” during a Watch the Throne Concert at Staples Center in LA Tuesday.
According to our source, Lathan, 40, who’s the voice of Donna Tubbs on “The Cleveland Show,” came to the concert with a girlfriend, and Bryant, 33, who was with teammate Matt Barnes and a bodyguard, were initially seated on adjacent couches in the club-like friends-and-family VIP area behind center stage. Kim Kardashian , Beyoncé and Jake Gyllenhaal were among the other celebs in attendance.
Eventually, Lathan and Bryant ended up standing next to each other, and that’s when our source said the actress, who was drinking champagne, became progressively more flirtatious with the NBA star, who stuck to soft drinks, presumably because he’s in training. Lathan, attired in a Hot white-chiffon dress over what appeared to be a black bra, was “whispering in his ear” and at one point stroked the ballplayer’s face. “It seemed like a pretty intimate gesture,” says the source.
At one point she left her seat and when she came back, she made sure she was standing next to Kobe again,” says the source She also danced to Jay-Z and West’s performance in front of Bryant.
“She was throwing her head everywhere. Her hair was like slapping him in the face,” laughs the source, who adds that at one point, one of the straps of Lathan’s dressed slipped enticingly off her shoulder. When West performed “All of the Lights,” Bryant and Lathan danced together.
Regardless of what this anonymous “source” saw, Sanaa says it ain’t like that, tweeting:
Can a girl have some fun at a jayz/kanye concert w/out being linked 2 a breakup? I AM NOT, NEVER HAVE BEEN, INVOVLED W/KOBE IN ANY WAY.
Anybody who pays attention knows I’m not his type… Blank stare. #blackgirlsrock #dontbelievethelies
You have to agree with her on that point, but you just never know with celebs. Is Sanaa tweeting the truth?
Brande Victorian is a blogger and culture writer in New York City. Follower her on Twitter at @be_vic.
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