The Power cast, including Naturi Naughton and 50 Cent, appeared on ABC’s Strahan & Sara, where they discussed the controversy around co-star Omari Hardwick kissing Beyoncé.

In April, the series’ lead actor faced backlash from the Beyhive, a group of dedicated Beyonce fans, after he gave the “Hold Up” singer two kisses on the cheek and a hug at the 2019 NAACP Awards.

On the ABC talk show earlier this week, co-host Michael Strahan asked Hardwick about the awkward moment. Before the actor could answer, Naughton came to his defense.

“They tried to come for my TV husband, [but] he was just being a friend,” the singer-turned-actress said. “Why can’t friends hug and kiss anymore?”

50 Cent jokingly added that Hardwick “just got excited.” Naughton added, “They made that way bigger; I was there and it was so not a situation.”

Harwick, the July/August 2018 EBONY cover star, remained quiet as his castmates continued the conversation. Power is returning to Starz for its sixth and final season on Aug. 25.

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Watch the full segment below.