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megan thee stallion performing at the 2023 mtv vmas
megan thee stallion performing at the 2023 mtv vmas
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This Video Of Meg Thee Stallion & Justin Timberlake “Arguing” Backstage At The VMAs Took Over Twitter

The internet rejoiced when they saw that the boy band behind “Bye Bye Bye” NSYNC would be appearing at the 2023 MTV VMAs. The quintet appeared early on in the show and presented Taylor Swift with a Moon Person statue when she won the category of Best Pop. They even gave her some friendship bracelets, too. However, not everyone was all smiles to see the band, or so the internet thought. A backstage video reveals what looks to be Megan Thee Stallion and Justin Timberlake talking, but people on Twitter/X originally thought it was an argument.

While viewers can’t explicitly hear an exchange of words, it appears as if NSYNC is moving past Megan Thee Stallion and her team member fixing her hair. Timberlake leans over fellow bandmate Joey Fatone, and says something to Megan, to which she waved a finger.

According to a source from Variety, this was not a fight at all. In fact, it was very much the opposite. The source noted, “He said, ‘It’s so nice to meet you,’ and she said ‘No, no this don’t count, this don’t count. We gotta meet proper.’”

This is such a huge relief. Justin Timberlake is just a big fan of Megan Thee Stallion and Megan Thee Stallion is a fan of Justin Timberlake. They’re just like us, for real.

In a recent TikTok, Megan showed a hang-out session with Timberlake captioned, “I just talk with my hands lol see ya next time @Justin Timberlake.” I love this for both of them.


I just talk with my hands lol 💁🏽‍♀️see ya next time @Justin Timberlake

♬ Fukai Mori – Do As Infinity

Fans Speculated Right Away

Some fans took to Twitter/X immediately to share their speculations and already made memes well before the moment was confirmed to not be a fight. This is why you have to wait to make your memes, people!

Basically, if Timberlake is on Twitter/X right now… oop.

Sorry, internet! There’s no tea here!

Maria Serra is the SEO editor at Her Campus Media, providing updates to evergreen content across all brands including Her Campus, College Fashionista, and Spoon University. She also writes new fashion content for College Fashionista, foodie finds and shopping tips for Spoon U readers, and sex and wellness stories for the HC girlies. As a certified emo girl, it’s no surprise that her previous work includes a wide array of music stories. In the recent past, she served as the assistant editor of Alternative Press magazine where she interviewed her favorite groups including The Aces and The Maine. She also worked with music PR firms including 2bEntertainment, and served on campaigns for rockers such as My Chemical Romance and Mod Sun. Currently, she works as a freelance writer with idobi Radio where she shares music and alternative news with fellow pop-punk lovers. She is planning to expand her work into the freelance world with everything from modern rock tunes all the way to more sex and wellness works. After all, she does have a minor in human sexuality and is quite proud to have that necessary and cool academic background. In her free time, she is a stand-up comedian, sketch performer, and improviser in the Cleveland area working primarily with Imposters Theater. Additionally, she is a dog mother to a perfectly round chihuahua-pug named Bobbie who has four teeth but is still a delightful companion nonetheless. She is debating on whether or not Bobbie needs her own TikTok account… we’ll see. mariaserra@hercampus.com