Megan Thee Stallion shut down rumors that she and Justin Timberlake had a fiery exchange backstage at the 2023 MTV Video Music Awards Tuesday night.
In video surfaced from backstage, the rapper, who performed her new song “Bongos” with Cardi B at the event, was super animated with the “Mirrors” hitmaker, pointing at him as she said something. Lots of folks on social jumped to the conclusion they were beefing.
It’s unclear what words were exchanged between Megan and Timberlake, as audio was not included in the clip. But that hasn’t stopped fans from debating what, exactly, was said, and whether an argument had taken place.
Some fans were quick to “stand with Megan.” Others said people were quick to “manufacture beef” between the two stars before knowing the full story.
“I just talk with my hands,” Megan Thee Stallion wrote in a caption on an Instagram post. “@justintimberlake love ya.” In a TikTok of the same video, she wrote, “See ya next time (Justin Timberlake).”
An eyewitness told Variety, Justin greeted Megan, telling her it was nice to meet him, and Meg gave a “very cute” response, saying, “No, no this don’t count, this don’t count. We gotta meet proper.”
We’re told Megan and Timberlake filmed the video at a VMA afterparty at TAO Downtown in the Skybox private dining room and were both partying the night away until after 2 a.m.