It looks like a fan got a little too excited after running into former “Power” star Omari Hardwick. The beloved actor typically maintains a low profile, but fans often spot him in the streets of New York or at the airport.
On Tuesday, Sept. 27., The Neighborhood Talk shared a TikTok video from a male fan with the user name @kingjade__. It shows the flight attendant attempting to sneak his own video of the 48-year-old, who was snapping it up with other fans. Many noticed Hardwick tapped the man’s chest in the clip to get his attention.
“He said, ‘C’mon take this pic man. I gotta go,’ ” wrote one person in the comments. A second said, “That’s the “C’mon bro, you a grown a– man….” Tap.” A third individual wrote, “That was the polite “dont record me” tap.”
Several commentators offered their own explanation of why Hardwick tapped the man’s chest. One wrote, “Bc he taking a pic with some ppl and dude said o let me take my own pic too.” Another said, “He probably recording him when he supposed to be doing something else.”
A third added, “He tapping him like “c’mon take this group pic so I can go!”
The viral video also made fans revisit some of Hardwick’s most notable acting roles. In Starz’ “Power,” he played James St. Patrick aka Ghost, a businessman who went from street thug to head of a drug ring in New York City. “GHOST fine af and corny as hell in real life,” wrote one social media user.
One fan said, “All I keep hearing is “ain’t nobody bending me over.” Another wrote, “Aint Nobody Tapping Me, Oh Oh So You doing the Tapping” #welp #janet #haaaah.”
Meanwhile, a handful focused on the “wild” soundbite playing in the video, which featured a clip from Kelly Rowland‘s song, “Dirty Laundry.” She sings “Meanwhile, this n—- putting his hands on me” just as Hardwick tapped the man’s chest in the clip.
One fan said, “We got a song for everything, bruh. Can’t take us serious.” A second wrote, “Nah, the song got me crying real tears.”