New York rapper 50 Cent is changing his tune. The hip-hop veteran has now come to his “Power” star Omari Hardwick‘s rescue following backlash over his now-infamous Beyoncé kiss at the NAACP Image Awards show.

Curtis Jackson went to Instagram Monday and blamed Hardwick’s excitement for sparking his double-kiss.

“Man, it didn’t mean nothing. It didn’t mean nothing, man. He was just excited. What happened to being excited, man? He was excited. That was Beyoncé, blood. That’s Beyoncé, blood! Ha ha ha!”

Initially, Fif playfully trolled Hardwick about the kiss and suggested Bey’s husband JAY-Z would kill his “Power” character in show’s upcoming sixth season.

The cringe footage even sparked reactions from entertainers like Tyga and comedian D.L. Hughley.

Yesterday, footage has surfaced of Omari’s now-infamous double-kiss.