Omari Hardwick Says Jay Z Would Have Slapped Him If He DIDN’T Acknowledge Beyoncé

May 16, 2019  |  

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Omari Hardwick raised a few eyebrows in February when people thought he was a little too chummy with Beyoncé. You may remember that the two ran into one another at the NAACP Image Awards. And while Omari greeted Jay like a normal person would, when it came time for him to offer a greeting to the Queen Bey, he just seemed to do a bit more than necessary. It’s hard to determine whehter it was the strength of his embrace or the fact that he kissed her twice, or the proximity to her mouth; either way, Beyoncé looked uncomfortable afterward.

And the BeyHive and a few other people had a lot to say about it. He was dragged and warned in a variety of places and in a number of ways.

So naturally, when he appeared on “Ebro In The Morning,” he had to address it. While his message was a little…unclear. It seemed that he was trying to say that Jay Z would have been more offended if he had not spoken to hie wife.

“Now that Omari is more of a celebrity than from the moment I met Ebro, it’s not just that it’s Beyoncé, it’s that Omari is bigger. If somebody else who is not as big, hugs Beyoncé. It’s just like ‘I don’t know who this Rudy Poo n*gga was.’ And Jay would have slapped me upside the head if I…He’d be like ‘Damn nigga, didn’t you see Bey, go give her a hug.’ That’s a woman that reached out to me at one in the morning once, saying I’m doing a surprise birthday for Jay, you got to be there. That’s a friend and I like home. He likes home and I like my home.”

If you’re like me, then you might have been a little confused by that statement. But that is what he said. Hopefully, the video provides more context to what he was trying to say. Check it out below.

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TNHT Staff: Kyle Anfernee: @Kyle.Anfernee 🎥: @oldmanebro @hot97 _________________________________________________ #Neighbors, it seems like Omari Hardwick just can’t escape the Beyoncé questions. If you remember, a few weeks ago Omari made headlines for nearly kissing Beyoncé on the lips… twice! He congratulated the singer on winning the “Entertainer Of The Year" award at the NAACP awards. The Power star sat down with Ebro and the Hot 97 crew and spoke about that incident. _________________________________________________ Omari said the whole situation was blown out of proportion, and put part of the blame on social media. _______________________________________________________ "Jay would have slapped me upside the head, like damn n**a, you seen B? Go give her a hug," he says. "That's a woman that reached out to me at one in the morning, said I'm doing a surprise birthday for Jay, you gotta be there. That's a friend."

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What do you think about Omari’s rationale? Does it make sense because they’re friends or was he still doing too much?

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