Omari Hardwick faces backlash for Kissing Beyoncé at NAACP Image Awards


Omari Hardwick fell out of the Beyhive’s good graces thanks to an awkward embrace with Beyoncé at Saturday’s NAACP Image Awards.

While greeting her, the Power star went in for two kisses—including one near the mouth. Beyoncé looked at least slightly uncomfortable afterward.

Hardwick was attacked by Beyoncé’s loyal fans, who were wondering what was the actor thinking at the moment.


-A respectable handshake would have worked just fine from Omari Hardwick.

-Women don’t need to be grabbed, hugged and kissed unless its your wife/girlfriend.

-Beyonce should have slapped him.

-2nd kiss was unnecessary & uncomfortable. Don’t do that again..

Beyoncé took home the night’s top prize as the Entertainer of the Year, beating Chadwick Boseman, Ryan Coogler, Regina King, and LeBron James. Here’s her acceptance speech.

Meanwhile, JAY-Z received the President’s Award and used his acceptance speech to share his admiration for the women in his life.