Everyone Thought Taraji P. Henson Was Shading Ryan Seacrest at the Oscars, but Turns Out She’s Supporting Him

Well this is an interesting development.

Last night on the Oscars red carpet, Ryan Seacrest struggled to nab his usual A-List interviews as it was rumored that stars were staying away from him amidst allegations of sexual misconduct. He did manage to interview a few celebrities before the red carpet wrapped up, one of them being the luminescent Taraji P. Henson. The actress was at the awards to introduce Mary J. Blige’s performance of her Oscar nominated song from Mudbound, “Mighty River”.

During the interview, Taraji said to Seacrest, “The universe has a way of taking care of good people.” And then, she pinched his chin, lifted his head up slightly and said, “You know what I mean?”

People were convinced that Taraji’s little chin pinch was her way of throwing shade at the media personality, telling him that he would be getting his and that good people prevail.

But boy, were they wrong. Taraji gave a statement insisting that her remarks toward Seacrest were “misconstrued.”

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