Omari Hardwick got the Beyhive buzzing over the weekend!
On Saturday, the actor attended the NAACP Image Awards in Los Angeles, where Beyoncé was also present. He received some heat from fans on social media after video surfaced of him kissing the pop star on the cheek… twice.
After seeing the video, many felt that the Power star’s behavior was inappropriate, as Bey appeared to look uncomfortable when he attempted to go in for a second smooch.
Fans quickly began swarming the comments section of Hardwick’s Instagram page, leaving plenty of bee emojis and writing things like, “Who do you think you are kissing Beyoncé twice? TWICE? TWICEEEE?” and “You don’t have the tax bracket to double kiss Beyoncé. Try that s**t again.”
Regardless, both Hardwick and Beyoncé appeared to have a great night during the awards show. Beyoncé took home Entertainer of the Year, while Hardwick won Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series. Power also won for Outstanding Drama Series.
“It’s particularly special because I was speaking directly to these people who are up here with me,” Hardwick told ET’s Courtney Tezeno backstage following the win. “I was texting Courtney [A. Kemp] … I was texting Naturi [Naughton]. And so it shows you just how close we are.”