Taraji P. Henson Says Her Viral Oscars Red Carpet Exchange With Ryan Seacrest Was ‘Misconstrued’

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All eyes were on Ryan Seacrest at the 2018 Oscars red carpet, as E! made the controversial decision to keep their guy on Live from the Red Carpet coverage amid sexual misconduct allegations that made some stars plan to steer clear of the host. As such, the moment when Taraji P. Henson encountered Seacrest on the red carpet went insanely viral, as many jumped to the conclusion that the Hidden Figures star was shading him with the following exchange.

“The universe has a way of taking care of taking care of good people,” said Henson, giving Seacrest a tap on the chin. “You know what I mean?” Suffice to say, the moment did not go unnoticed on Twitter.

The rumors only continued to spread when shortly after, when Henson encountered ABC’s Wendi Mclendon-Covey and told her, “I’m great now that I’m in your company.”

Sadly however, it seems as if everyone was a little too quick to read into her remarks, as Henson later told People that her comments were “misconstrued.”