Power star Omari Hardwick has found himself in the eye of a media storm after he kissed Beyonce twice at the NAACP Image Awards.

Videos show the actor posing for a photo with Jay Z before greeting the singer with a kiss and a hug. The 45-year-old then kissed her once more on the cheek, slightly closer to her mouth.

Social media users were divided over the gesture, with some fans branding it “uncomfortable” and “awkward” while others defended Hardwick, claiming that the moment was not a “big deal.”