Kelly Rowland said she was confused over why a run-in with Jay-Z sent the internet into a frenzy earlier this week.
Rowland and Jay-Z, who are both longtime friends, had a friendly encounter on the red carpet premiere for The Harder They Fall. The brief exchange was captured on camera, and eventually went viral. Jay-Z’s facial reaction to seeing Rowland soon became a meme, much to the confusion of Rowland herself.
“Some things I will never understand,” Rowland said when a fan asked her about the encounter during a recent Instagram live stream. “Like, I see my big bro all the time, but I guess you guys never see what we see? I don’t know.”
Confusion aside, the video itself, which was originally captured and shared by Netflix, is still very sweet. When Jay notices that Rowland is behind her, the duo exchange a brief hug while Rowland laughs and smiles. Jay then admits he didn’t know it was her behind him, and the duo walk into the premiere together.
The legendary rapper has been busy recently hitting up multiple red carpets in support of the upcoming western, which follows the excursions of famous cowboy Nat Love (played by Jonathan Majors) as he reunites his former gang to seek revenge on the people that killed his parents. At the film’s first premiere at the London Film Festival, Hov was asked if he could ride horses like the characters in the film to which Jay replied, “I can ride a Porsche. It got horsepower.”
He then in all seriousness expressed his genuine excitement for the film, and for the world to witness Jeymes Samuel’s debut as a director. “I’m very excited,” Hov, who is a producer on the film, said. “I’m super excited for Jeymes [Samuel] who’s actually from London, and just the idea of him releasing his major debut, because he’s done film work and he’s done music. But for him to be releasing in London, a place where he’s from, it has to be a dream for him. So I’m super proud of my brother.”