Megan Thee Stallion and Justin Timberlake Have the Last Laugh After Viral MTV VMAs Encounter

Megan Thee Stallion and Justin Timberlake reunited following a encounter at the 2023 MTV VMAs that went viral after viewers thought the pair had an argument backstage due to the rapper's body language

By Corinne Heller Sep 13, 2023 4:09 PMTags
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Megan Thee Stallion is saying bye bye bye to rumors of any bad blood between her and Justin Timberlake.

The rapper shared a TikTok of the two joking and laughing together hours after a footage of an interaction between them backstage at the 2023 MTV VMAs went viral sparking speculation of a tense exchange as Megan can be seen in the clip pointing and waving her finger. However, now the "Hot Girl Summer" artist is further setting the record straight.

"I just talk with my hands lol," the "Savage" emcee captioned the Sept. 13 TikTok, tracked by Do As Infinity's "Fuka Mori," which features her gesturing while speaking to the Trolls star. "See ya next time @Justin Timberlake."

She also posted the TikTok on her Instagram, adding, "@justintimberlake love ya." Justin commented, "Real hot girl shit. Never change @theestallion." He also reposted Megan's TikTok on his Instagram Stories, adding a red heart emoji.

MTV VMAs 2023: After-Party Pics

After the footage of the two interacting backstage at the VMAs went viral, a source told Variety that there was "zero fight" between the two artists. "He said, 'It's so nice to meet you,'" the insider said, "and she said 'No, no this don't count, this don't count. We gotta meet proper.'"

The source added, "It was very cute."

TikTok / Megan Thee Stallion

Another source told Entertainment Tonight that Megan "loves Justin" and is a huge fan of his. "It was their first time meeting," they continued, "and she was excited."

TikTok / Megan Thee Stallion

Megan, 28, had attended the VMAs as a nominee—she was up for Best Direction, Best Art Direction and Best Choreography for "Her"—and as a performer, taking the stage with Cardi B performed their newly released single "Bongos."

As for the "SexyBack" singer, Justin took part in a brief onstage reunion with his former *NSYNC band mates Lance Bass, JC Chasez, Chris Kirkpatrick and Joey Fatone to present the Best Pop award. And while accepting the award, Taylor Swift asked the question on everyone's mind: "Are you doing something? What's going to happen now?"

Scroll down for photos of stars arriving at the VMAs below:

Nicki Minaj

In Dolce & Gabbana.

Taylor Swift

In Versace dress and Ariel Saidian, Anita Ko, and Maria Tash jewelry.

Cardi B

In Dilara Findikoglu.

Shakira with sons Milan & Sasha

In Versace.

Demi Lovato

Olivia Rodrigo

In Ludovic de Saint Sernin.

Doja Cat

In Oscar De La Renta.

Chase Stokes and Kelsea Ballerini

Her in Mônot.

Selena Gomez

In Oscar de la Renta dress and Jimmy Choo shoes.

Megan Thee Stallion

In Brandon Blackwood.

Lance Bass, Joey Fatone, JC Chasez, Chris Kirkpatrick & Justin Timberlake of *NSYNC

Emily Ratajkowski

In Jean Paul Gaultier dress and Melissa Kaye jewelry.

Dove Cameron

In Coach dress and Simon G jewelry.

Tiffany Haddish

In Jason Wu.

Charli D'Amelio

In Shushu/Tong.

Lil Nas X

In Palomo Spain with Bible bag by Aylah Gallardo.


Sabrina Carpenter


In Area.

Dixie D'Amelio

In Maticevski.

Sofia Carson

In Alexandre Vauthier.

Bebe Rexha

Madelyn Cline

In Givenchy.


In Schiaparelli dress and Gianvito Rossi shoes.

Coco Jones

In Moschino.

Nelly Furtado

Karol G

In Ashi Studio dress and Jacob & Co. jewelry.


Chlöe Bailey

In Roberto Cavalli.


In David Koma.

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