If you’ve ever watched the now canceled TV One series “Verses and Flow,” then you know that Omari Hardwick has a background in spoken word and poetry since he was the host. It was something he also displayed on his podcast “Poetics” that started last year.
On Thursday, Feb. 20, the “Power” actor shared a popular poem by the late English poet William Ernest Henley. But there were at least a couple of people who didn’t like that Hardwick was being himself on social media and not his “Power” character James “Ghost” St. Patrick.
“Out of the night that covers me, black as the pit from pole to pole / I thank whatever gods may be for my unconquerable soul / In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud / Under the bludgeonings of chance my head is bloody, but unbowed,” Hardwick posted.
“We want Ghost,” one person then wrote in the comments. “F–k you talking about.”
“Honesty, I agree. Holy sh–,” another person followed. “He was kool until I hear him in real life … matter fact where’s tommy?”
“I am Ghost,” Hardwick wrote back. “I am first O. I am everything. You want Ghost cuz I put me in him.”
“now you ….you the clown,” he added. “When i slap the sh-t outa you (cuz you don’t deserve more than that) outa you…I will remind you thas from me, Omari. Bitch ass f–k boy. Go be just THAT. Clown ass n—-s. Should go ask your Momz if she can rebirth you. Matta fact…go find Tommy & Joe. See if they don’t say the same.”
People seemed to like that Hardwick answered his naysayers, and they gave him credit for it. But others said that he shouldn’t have responded at all.
“🤦🏽♀️ Lord don’t let them get you out of character like this,” one person commented.
“LMAO Omari snapping on these dudes,” wrote someone else. “I remember how badass you was in Gridiron Gang.”
Plus, there were some who said they would much rather Hardwick show who he really is, instead of acting like Ghost.
“You are talented, you are brilliant, you are amazing. This is who I like to see, you.. The real Omari ❣️XOXOXO,” one of his followers wrote.