Omari Hardwick took to Instagram to pay his respects to the late Chadwick Boseman.
His choice of tribute, however, has caused a bit of a stir with people accusing Omari of making the moment about himself.
Omari began his tribute recalling one of their past interactions, but then his words took a different direction.
“One of my biggest honors was being one of your biggest competitors and an even bigger friend. You are HUGELY missed, but I got you next to me even more on the rest of this run,” he wrote.
“A wise man told me this morning…”In the Kingdom no crown is wasted. When one man drops his crown, another man picks it up. Pick it up O!” From king Chadwick to king Hardwick….i will do just THAT my brother. Rest in your glory “
Biggest competitors? No shade to Omari, but we don’t know about all of that.
Needless to say, the internet has been eating Omari up with the reactions:
So Omari Hardwick is crazy? A narcissist? His tribute to Chadwick was posting a video of himself accepting an award for Power, then gassing himself up by hallucinating that they were rivals.
When called out, he compared the person’s comment to the cancer that killed Chadwick. pic.twitter.com/d23au7ge8x
— GRS (@ghostridedaship) August 30, 2020
Omari thinking he was on the same level of Chadwick in the acting world really proves how delusional men really can be
— #BubbleMVP (@FancyFour) August 30, 2020
Bitch, I know damn well Omari Hardwick’s Walmart 2 for 5 movie bin movie makin ass did not get his Bigen hairline and beard havin ass on Denzel Washington’s internet and make a Chadwick Boseman “tribute” post all about himself?!
— with all the s**t! (@realblackgirli1) August 30, 2020
I’m sorry………………I’m what realm were Omari and Chadwick competing?? FOR WHAT? https://t.co/QdL6v0789A
— #FreeVandercunt (@robinwannabefly) August 30, 2020
That’s why he can only play sociopathic assholes chile. Omari don’t have the range to play nothing else. The nerve of him to think he’s on Chadwick’s level….
— Slim Belushi (@AmazonCan) August 31, 2020
Omari Hardwick played city Bus Passenger #3 in a Floetry video in 2002 and thinks he was Chadwick Boseman’s competition ? pic.twitter.com/pvce8wW7FI
— MaltLiquorPapi (@LowkeyBrilliant) August 31, 2020
See Omari’s full tribute below.
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I didn’t have enough time that fateful night to share what i whispered to you. So now i will. But not before sharing what you said first. You said “O, go claim that award that’s had your name on it from the gate…from the moment i met you. I whispered back, “Thank you Bose…for being the super hero I knew you were from the moment i met you.” Then I quickly added….”we still gotta do that movie together!” You replied: “Bet.” … I hear you whispering more than ever my dearest brother of a Black Panther. One of my biggest honors was being one of your biggest competitors and an even bigger friend. You are HUGELY missed, but I got you next to me even more on the rest of this run. A wise man told me this morning…”In the Kingdom no crown is wasted. When one man drops his crown, another man picks it up. Pick it up O!” * * From king Chadwick to king Hardwick….i will do just THAT my brother. Rest in your glory ??? ? PS: Brave has worn his Black Panther costume everyday for the past 3 weeks.. trust me I’ll make sure he keeps wearing it…..