Megan Thee Stallion Explains What Happened During Justin Timberlake Encounter At MTV VMAs

It’s much simpler than it’s being played out to be.

A major viral moment from last week’s MTV Video Music Awards was a backstage meeting between Megan Thee Stallion and Justin Timberlake.

The encounter was live; however, many believed it was an adversarial one rather than a pleasant meeting between two music greats. The Houston rapper says that couldn’t be further from the truth, and actually, online speculation is why she says she deleted all of her social media apps.

"I freaking love Justin," Megan said during an interview with PEOPLE. "First of all, I do not have any apps on my phone social media-wise except for TikTok. But when somebody asked me, 'Were you fighting with Justin Timberlake?' I said, 'Why would you say that? In what world would Megan Thee Stallion be fighting with Justin Timberlake? What are you talking about?'

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NEWARK, NEW JERSEY - SEPTEMBER 12: Megan Thee Stallion attends the 2023 Video Music Awards at Prudential Center on September 12, 2023 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/Getty Images for MTV)

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"I just talk with my hands. So I was telling him, 'No, I didn't really get to meet you. This does not count,'” she continued explaining, which BET had reported extemporaneously. “I had my in ears in. I couldn't hear what he was really saying, but we talked after and I was like, 'Oh man, they think I'm back here tussling with Justin Timberlake.'"

Megan says it was "such a cute moment" in reflection, where she felt "happy."

"That is so foolish," she added of speculation to the contrary. "I'm like, 'Dude, we're just back here trying to bring sexy back. Y'all think we fighting and s**t?'"

Megan Thee Stallion shared a TikTok post of her and Justin Timberlake, which she also posted on her Instagram page. Check it out below.

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