Power star Omari Hardwick recently set the internet and the "Beyhive" abuzz with the hug seen 'round the world. It all went down during the NAACP Awards at the tail end of March, where Beyonce was awarded the "Entertainer Of The Year" award. It didn't take long for Hardwick to offer up a congratulatory embrace, which included not one, but two unsolicited smooches. Now, it's difficult to discern malicious intent on Hardwick's behalf; perhaps he simply channeled "Lose Yourself" and seized a moment, perhaps he simply forgot about the first kiss in an excited haze. Either way, the Beyhive went at him with the fury of a thousand buzzing bees, hellbent on doling out the stings.
Now, Hardwick has once again opened up about the infamous incident, speaking with Ebro and the Hot 97 crew. As he tells it, the whole incident was blown out of proportion, which he attributes to the fervent nature of social media. He also jokes that he might have caught hands from Jay, had he opted to snub Beyonce out of a congratulatory embrace. "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."
Check out his explanation, which occasionally slides into cryptic territory, below. Be sure to check out the full interview for more from Hardwick, including information on the upcoming final season of Power.
ScHoolboy Q Refuses To Give A$AP Rocky His New Phone Number
ScHoolboy Q slides into A$AP Rocky’s comments to roast him.
A$AP Rocky and ScHoolboy Q have a bizarre relationship. We know they love each other as friends but when it comes down to their ways of showing it, they tend to just roast each other online all the time. Whenever Rocky has new photos to post on his socials, you can guarantee that Q and a handful of others will come through clowning him. In fact, it’s come to a point where A$AP Rocky’s comment section is almost more interesting than the actual content itself. This time, the Harlem rapper was promoting his work on the new Calvin Klein campaign, posting a photo of himself with an open shirt, spreading his arms and showing off his toned physique. Right on cue, ScHoolboy Q jumped in to obliterate the artist with his words.
“U tried 2 post tHis dumb early like I wasn’t gon pull up,” wrote Q, joking that A$AP Rocky was intentionally trying to time the post so that he didn’t see it. “I know u got tHe panties dropping soon jus get sumbody else 2 model em.. and u still can’t Have my new number stop tryna go tHru management.”
The comment is one of the most popular responses to the image, garnering over seven thousand likes. This playful back-and-forth is always bound to be hilarious and considering both artists are extremely serious about their craft, it’s nice to see them goofing off in their spare time.
Emilia Clarke Jokingly Solves Mysterious "Game Of Thrones" Starbucks Cup Case
Emilia Clarke has cracked the case wide open.
On last Sunday’s Game Of Thrones episode “The Last Of The Starks,” many found themselves utterly captivated by the presence of a rogue coffee cup of the Starbucks variety, left on a table during a crucial celebratory feast. Naturally, memes were made and laughs were had, prompting HBO to issue their own tongue in cheek response before erasing the gaffe from Thrones canon. Yet some were not satisfied, and embarked on a detective-esque journey of their own, determined to discover the culprit.
One such sleuth was none other than Dany herself, Emilia Clarke, who took to Instagram to put forth her own theories. Posting a picture of Jason Momoa’s set visit, Clarke theorizes that his roguish presence caused a sort of temporary brain fog of sorts, and thus led to the placement of the offending cup. “The cup bearer does not drinketh the Starbucks tea,” she writes in a cryptic fashion. “Oh and this ain’t a spoiler just a lost wanderer coming home for a mid filming cuppa.” In other words, when in doubt, blame the ex.
The cup in hand certainly makes for a damning piece of evidence, though given Thrones’ penchant for late-night shoots, who wouldn’t be sipping that sweet sweet Joe damn near intravenously?
Ryan Reynolds Shares Links To "Pokémon Detective Pikachu" Leak
Ryan Reynolds is a master troll.
If you fell upon Ryan Reynolds' tweet today, which appeared to contain a link to a leaked version of his next movie, you likely got pretty excited and tried to watch Detective Pikachu before it even hits theatres. If you were curious enough, you probably even clicked, risking your computer's long-term health and praying that you don't get a virus. If you did manage to get through to the nearly two-hour long video, you sat through the opening sequence impatiently only to be met with a looping video of Pikachu dancing his ass off for hours.
Ryan Reynolds has been known to troll his fans from time to time. The actor decided that with just a few days left before Detective Pikachu premieres worldwide, it was the right time to pull the trigger on his latest move. As reported by Variety, the star shared a fake link to his upcoming movie, prompting over four million fans to click through, only to notice that the movie wasn't actually there. Instead, Pikachu gets his move on the entire time, which is somehow still entertaining to watch.
If you do want to see the new movie, you'll want to head down to your local theatre this weekend to catch a premiere screening. Enjoy watching Pikachu bust a move.
ScHoolboy Q Roasts Anderson .Paak’s Met Gala Outfit: "U Look Terrible"
Nobody is safe from ScHoolboy Q’s trolling.
Last night’s Met Gala brought all of the most stylish celebrities in the world to one place, showing off the campiest outfits in their closets. The annual tradition allows onlookers to admire all the hard work and planning that can go into an outfit but you should not be mistaken… plenty of people end up taking eternal L’s at the celebration. I’m still not sure how I feel about Kanye West’s contact lens look from a few years ago and Kim Kardashian’s eyebrow-less visage still haunts me from time to time. This year, guests were invited to show off their most extravagant looks and everybody showed out. Jared Leto walked onto the carpet carrying his own head, Lady Gaga donned four different gowns, and Janelle Monae piled hats onto her dome. Anderson .Paak looked dapper as he arrived but his close friend ScHoolboy Q wasn’t feeling his look in the slightest.
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Posting a photo of himself from the Met Gala, .Paak thought that he could enjoy his evening without incessant trolling or bullying. Unfortunately though, ScHoolboy Q was lurking in the shadows and he was ready to strike. “U look terrible,” wrote the CrasH Talk rapper, which has since become one of the most “liked” comments on the post. Taking a look at Q’s online behaviour, you can’t exactly act surprised that he chose to troll when the opportunity presented itself. If his buddies A$AP Rocky and Tyler, The Creator were there, they would probably have been victims too.
50 Cent Compares Himself & "Fofty" Alter Ego To One Of The Avengers
Could you imagine a Gamma-infused 50 Cent?
Were 50 “Fofty” Cent to exist in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it’s hard to imagine his moral alignment skewing heroic. In fact, 50’s subtle brand of trollish villainy would likely find him throwing in with the rogue’s gallery, perhaps lending his wits to the Brotherhood Of Evil Mutants or The Sinister Six. Yet 50 has come to liken himself to one of the Avengers, seeing Bruce Banner and his green counterpoint as a spirit animal of sorts. Taking to Instagram, 50 joked that his newfangled “Fofty” alter-ego is the Hulk to his Banner, a statement that is not entirely inaccurate. Clearly, none of Fif’s myriad enemies much like him when he’s angry.
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Yet it’s hard to imagine 50 joining the fight against Thanos, when he seemingly has more in common with The Mad Titan than one of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. It makes you wonder – if 50 were a Marvel character, who would he be? He cuts a formidable cloth like Tombstone, but he’s far more conniving than a b-rate player. Perhaps Magneto or Dr. Doom would be a closer analogy, given his noted sense of Machiavellian intelligence, though the latter’s worldly ambitions may be too lofty for Fif.
For now, the Hulk comparison holds true enough, though Fifty being Banner requires a little bit of stretched credulity. Make sure to pay your debts, lest you find yourself “Fofty Smashed.”
Megan Thee Stallion Calls Out Trey Songz After Flirty Exchange: "That’s Cap!"
Megan Thee Stallion reiterates that Trey Songz can’t handle her.
Megan Thee Stallion is one of the hottest names in the game right now. “Big Ole Freak” is popping after reaching the Billboard charts and the Houston rapper is ready for her time in the spotlight. We’ll likely be getting a remix of the single soon with Megan teasing that she’s already gotten a few verses from her favourite artists. It seems as though everybody has their eyes on her. Meg loves to drop it down low on stage, twerking for her fanbase to go wild about. Yesterday, Gunna became a meme from the way he was ogling her body but a few weeks ago, everybody was curious about the nature of Trey Songz and Megan’s relationship. The two were flirting on social media but nothing seems to have come of it. It turns out Megan just isn’t giving him the time of day, saying that Trigga Trey can’t “handle” her.
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The artist is definitely playing a little hard to get because, in a new interview, she brushed off Trey Songz‘ thirst by saying that he would never be able to behave by her side. When asked how she felt when she found out about Trey Songz’ comments, she responded, “That’s cap! He really cappin’ like that was really crazy.” She goes on to explain that her homegirl sent the tweet through to her and she was surprised to see that it was about her. “First of all, Trey Songz can’t handle me,” she says. “We was going back and forth, cracking jokes with each other. I really thought it was funny, like, I didn’t take no offence to it. Trey Songz don’t want no smoke with me.”
There’s no question about Megan’s star power right now. She’s confident and knows that she’s on top so she’s about to capitalize on that.
Spooky Mugshots Goes Viral, Prompting Internet Roast Session
The internet takes no breaks.
We all remember the Jeremy Meeks story, considered to be a success story to some. Meeks' attractive mugshot went viral across all social media platforms back in 2014. The blue-eyed felon and former member of the Crips spent a total of two years in prison based on weapon charges. Upon his release from jail, the "Hot Felon" nested a successful modeling career, partied with celebrities and went onto marry a billionaire heiress. The product of their love resulted in the birth of their first child on May 29th of last year. Now, that is the kind of story true of fairy tales.
Unfortunately, stories like Meeks are highly unlikely and the majority of individuals who do find themselves as mugshot subjects do not experience the same fate. Most recently, the news station WFTZ reported shared the spooky mugshots of an Ohio woman named Alyssa Zebrasky. The Canfield-native's likeness went viral when she was halted on her third arrest in the span of six months. The photo reveals a wide tattoo depicting a protruding spider all over Zebrasky's face. This would not be the arrestee's first time getting roasted, a previous shot of her spread like wildfire following her shoplifting and drug possession arrest in December last year.
Gunna Caught Ogling Megan Thee Stallion’s Booty & The Memes Have Started
Gunna looks like he was enjoying the show.
Gunna and Megan Thee Stallion crossed paths earlier this week and fans have started to notice the way the Atlanta rapper was looking at his female costar while she hit the stage. Megan was not advertised to be performing at the show but she was in town and decided to roll through, offering up a guest cameo to Gunna if he wanted one. Given her recent surge in popularity, Gunna agreed and let her take the stage with him, showing off her moves for an excited crowd. It turns out that the audience members weren't the only ones enjoying themselves because the look on Gunna's face speaks volumes. In fact, it's so hilarious that the memes have started to pour in.
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Megan Thee Stallion was twerking to her hit song "Big Ole Freak" when Gunna stood behind her, watched her shaking her booty, and just smiled. He has a look of glee on his face and even though he's rocking shades, you know his pupils were dilated watching this. The Houston artist left him wanting a little more and now, he's probably googling images of the star when he gets lonely.
Gunna isn't the only man to have been smitten by Megan Thee Stallion in the last few weeks. Trey Songzshot his shot during a live stream recently but nothing ended up happening between those two.
Lil Dicky Details Adventure At Leonardo DiCaprio’s Manor: "We Played Pickle Ball"
Lil Dicky opens up about meeting Leonardo DiCaprio and the fun that ensued.
It’s been a minute since Dicky stopped by Sway In The Morning to chop it up with his old pal. Off the bat, the bromance between Sway Calloway and Lil Dicky is evident; it’s no surprise, given that LD shut it down with some bars during his last appearance. “When I look at you, I see sweetness,” introduces Sway, this time around. Lil Dicky smiles, and responds “hey, I’ll take it.” He proceeds to outline his adventure in crafting “Earth,” which found him sitting down in Leonardo DiCaprio’s manor for a meeting of the minds. At this, Sway can barely control his glee.
“He offered me a seat, he offered me a drink,” details Dicky. “It was a different type of water. The right kind of water. We sat, and there was a beautiful view, and we talked about the Earth. He literally cares so much about it. He gets worked up just talking to me about it. Then we played ‘pickle ball.’ It’s like a mini-tennis game. He’s very competitive.” Sway proceeds to cut to the heart of the matter. “Did you use the bathroom?” Lil Dicky affirms that yes, he did. “It was one of those cool toilets,” he adds. “It flushed itself.”
Heather chimes in, reminding Sway that “his butt is the sensor.” When Sway is shocked that Dicky would dare drop a deuce at the DiCaprio manor, Dicky quickly realigns the narrative. “I pee sitting down,” he admits. “You didn’t know that?”
Check out the whole interview below.