At the 2023 MTV VMAs on September 12, a backstage video showing Megan Thee Stallion pointing and wagging her finger at Justin Timberlake, with a seemingly unhappy expression, sparked rumors of a feud between the two artists. However, it was later revealed that the interaction was not as it seemed.

Reports surfaced that Timberlake had said to Megan, “It’s so nice to meet you,” to which the rapper responded, “No no, this doesn’t count, we have to meet properly.” This exchange was confirmed by sources and shared on Twitter.

Megan Thee Stallion further dispelled the rumors of a feud by sharing a video on TikTok the following morning. The video, set to Do As Infinity’s “Fukai Mori,” shows Megan and Timberlake hanging out backstage, smiling and laughing during a friendly conversation.

In the caption of her TikTok post, Megan seemed to explain the initial video that sparked the feud rumors. She wrote, “I just talk with my hands lol [raised hand emoji] see ya next time @Justin Timberlake.”

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