While walking the red carpet at the 2019 NAACP Image Awards, the Sister, Sister starlet opened up about getting trashed by Beyoncé's legion of fans and made a couple of things clear in her explanation.
"I was really confused," Mowry-Housley told Entertainment Tonight of the backlash. "I just asked [him] for some gum."
As previously reported, during a recent episode of The Real, the actress said that she was struck by Jigga's "charm" while meeting him at a premiere for The Nutty Professor, years ago.
"He wasn't with Beyoncé at the time, and I wasn't dating anybody," she remembered. "When I met him, I was like, 'Oh my God, that's Jay-Z!' I was like, 'Can I have some gum?' And he gave me some gum."
After the clip aired, Queen Bey's fans swarmed the comments section below Mowry-Housley's Instagram posts asking why she would reminisce about a married man.
Despite the backlash, the actress stressed that she genuinely did not intend on offending anyone.
"I'm a huge fan of Beyoncé! Beyoncé is a huge fan of The Real, and yeah, that's all it was," she said. "I never meant any harm."
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