Power series actor, Omari Hardwick has addressed kissing Beyonce at an award event which sparked a controversy on social media.
The video below shows the incident which many Beyonce fans slammed the actor for.
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His wife in Power series, Nature Naughton reacted to the backlash:
“They tried to come for my boy, my husband, my TV husband. He was just being a friend. Why can’t friends hug and kiss each other? They made that way bigger. I was there and it was so not a situation.”
Speaking for the first time about the incident, Omari Hardwick narrated what happened from his own side:
“Celebrity has become the seller before a person’s person. So, now that Omari is more of a celebrity than from the moment I met Ebro, it’s not that it was Beyoncé, it’s that Omari’s bigger. If somebody else, who’s not as big, hugs Beyoncé, then it’s like, ‘I don’t know who this rooty poot n**ga was.’ And Jay woulda slapped me upside the head if I [didn’t], like ‘damn n**ga do you see B? Go give her a hug.’”
“That’s a woman that reached out to me at one in the morning once and said, ‘I’m doing a surprise birthday party for Jay you gotta be there.’ That’s a friend, and I like home. He likes his home and I like my home.”