OMARI HARDWICK EXPLAINS THE INFAMOUS BEYONCE KISS: ‘I WAS THINKING ABOUT MY DAUGHTER’

"Her Cornea Was Scratched The Night Of The Image Awards"

Do you remember the kiss felt around the Beyhive that got Omari Hardwick dragged on social media? Well, the Power actor says that things were not as they may have appeared. Omari recent revealed that he was thinking about his daughter, Nova, during his interaction with Beyonce at this year’s NAACP Image Awards.

According to Hardwick, Beyonce and Jay-Z were two of many celebrities who expressed concern about his daughter’s recovery after learning that Nova scratched her cornea. “She has ironically been injured in two very historical moments for me,” Omari shares exclusively with Global Grind. “Her cornea was scratched the night of the Image Awards,” he explains. “The length of [my] talk with Jay was him asking me about her eye. The length of the hug with Bey was her asking about her eye. I give the speech and I bring up her eye.”

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Of course, viewers at home did not hear the conversation that Omari Hardwick had with Jay-Z before giving Beyonce hugs and kisses. They only saw the double kiss and equated the act with something inappropriate.

“In the extension of the length of the hug with a friend named Beyoncé, I was thinking and talking about Nova,” Omari Hardwick doubles down. “My honor and my respect for women – while you have idiot fanbases who go ‘Watch your wife around Omari’ – I got a wife (A), so f*ck you. I love you, but f*ck you (B). (C), I respect women so much prior to Nova being born that once Nova got to Earth… man, it doubled my respect for women. But I had it already ’cause I had a pop, who validated my existence as a man, so I didn’t think demeaning women was ever cool.”

Omari Hardwick and his wife, Jennifer, have two children – Nova and Brave – together. Stay tuned for more celebrity dad news!

Photo: Omari Hardwick/Instagram

Sarie

Sarie

Sarie is a writer and editor for BCK's Los Angeles division. She also shares stories on Medium that are meant to encourage thought and discussion. You can catch her outside enjoying nature and classical literature. Pop culture is pretty fun, too!

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