Justin Timberlake and Megan Thee Stallion appeared to get into a verbal sparring match backstage at MTV’s VMAs Tuesday night … but witnesses are coming to the rapper’s defense, saying nothing of the sort went down.
In video surfaced from backstage, the rapper, who performed her new song “Bongos” with Cardi B at the event, seemingly had some issue with the “Mirrors” hitmaker, pointing at him as she said something.
However, an eyewitness backstage told Variety there was “zero fight.” According to the source, 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.”
Another witness reportedly said Megan “loves Justin” and was excited to meet him for the first time.
If you look closely, Justin’s *NSYNC bandmate, Joey Fatone, smiles during the whole exchange — so it certainly helps the theory there was nothing malicious between the two.
What’s more … Meg later posted a video of herself with Justin after the show and explained in her caption, “I just talk with my hands lol 💁🏽♀️see ya next time Justin.”
*NSYNC’s reunion was the big story of the night, with a reunion where they awarded Taylor Swift the Best Pop Video award. Taylor was overcome with emotion when she joined the group on stage.