Chadwick Boseman was rumored to have gotten into a fight with his “Black Panther” co-star Michael B. Jordan ahead of the Golden Globes Sunday, but the star is putting any rumors of a rift between them to rest.
On Thursday, Boseman uploaded a photo to his Instagram page promoting a cover story the cast mates did weeks ago for The Wrap’s Oscar nominees preview issue.
“A Tale of Two Kings,” the magazine read across the cover.
“Always good to catch up with this guy. Talking role choice, our director’s influence, the impact of #BlackPanther and more with @MichaelBJordan and @TheWrap. Link in bio,” Boseman captioned his photo of the pair laughing together.
Similarly, an accompanying video with the article shows Boseman and Jordan grinning as they snap photos for the spread. They’re also on the same wavelength throughout the interview.
But by the time the two were on hand for the Jan. 6 awards ceremony honoring TV and film there reportedly wasn’t so much harmony.
Before co-stars Boseman, Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o and Danai Gurira hit the Golden Globes red carpet with “Black Panther” director Ryan Coogler, the former two were said to have duked it out much as T’Challa and Kilmonger did in their 2018 blockbuster Marvel film.
An unnamed source told the gossip sheet Media Take Out Monday that Boseman and Jordan’s alleged scuffle was the result of long-simmering tension.
“Chadwick and Michael don’t really like each other — Chad is very arrogant and Michael doesn’t like that,” the insider claimed.
Apparently, the cast was waiting in a staging area before walking the red carpet together. But Jordan and Boseman got into an argument that supposedly led Jordan to rough up Boseman.
“It wasn’t an argument about anything particular, it’s been building up for some time,” the source said.
After security broke things up, Boseman, who is said to have lost the battle, refused to be near Jordan for the rest of the night. Red carpet video and pictures of the night show Boseman was not photographed with his cast and director. Boseman only showed up with Jordan when he was joined by the rest of the “Black Panther” actors on stage.
Additionally, Boseman was originally supposed to sit with the cast, but instead he was seated at a different table with his girlfriend.
The supposed fight has not been confirmed by Boseman or Jordan, but fans nonetheless eagerly bought into the on-screen Black Panther’s attempt to clear things up about his relationship with his on-screeen nemesis.
“I see you killed those rumors going around saying You to have beef with each other it good to see everything is good.”
“Glad you posted this because the media had yall beefing. Even if you had a disagreement I hope you find a way to love ya brother and squash whatever the rest could be.”
“I read that you guys fought and I was devastated. I’m glad you’re friends again.”