While greeting her, the Power star went in for two kisses including one near the mouth. Beyoncé looked at least slightly uncomfortable afterward.
Hardwick was attacked by Beyoncé’s loyal subjects and fairweather fans just wondering what he was thinking at this moment.
Beyoncé took home the night’s top prize as the Entertainer of the Year, beating Chadwick Boseman, Ryan Coogler, Regina King, and LeBron James.
JAY-Z received the President’s Award and used his acceptance speech to share his admiration for the women in his life.
“I grew up believing I could conquer anything because of those strong women in my house,” JAY-Z said while reflecting on the influence of his grandmother and mother. He then turned the attention to Beyoncé.
“I would like to dedicate this award to those beautiful women,” JAY-Z closed. “I’d like to dedicate this award to a beautiful woman in my life, Ms. Beyonce…. Just because of the white suit.”