It's safe to say that Beyoncé is one celebrity whose presence causes even other celebrities to fan out. But those who are lucky enough to come face to face with the queen need to realize that there are rules to the game.
It all went down as the Carters were swarmed by a sea of celebrity admirers almost immediately following their arrival, mid-show, and Hardwick made his way to the front of the line. After taking a quick pic with Jay-Z, the actor immediately made a B-line to Yoncé — and this is where things went off the rails.
Power's leading man first greeted the megastar with a kiss on the cheek and a hug that honestly seemed longer than necessary, followed by — wait for it — a second kiss. This one possibly grazing Bey’s lips. The whole incident begged the question: Where was Julius while all of this was going down?!
It was that second kiss that ended up forcing the BeyHive to swarm out in formation.
Take a look at the cringeworthy exchange, below:
While we're sure Hardwick just had a case of bad nerves coming so close to the Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter — who wouldn’t lose all sense, really — it was his overzealous invasion of her personal space that sent the BeyHive into full-on destroy mode:
In case you thought the Hive was going to let Omari off with a warning, think again:
Even self-proclaimed BeyHive member Charlamagne Tha God gave the actor the infamous "Donkey of the Day" title during Monday morning's episode of Power 105.1's The Breakfast Club and schooled him on proper etiquette when greeting a woman.
All in all, we're sure Ghost — we mean Omari — has learned his lesson on this one, but can we all just agree to leave Bey's face alone from now on?
The queen's public sightings are already sparse as they are — let's not ruin this for those of us dying in this current Bey-hydration.
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