JAY-Z was front and center at the star-studded screening of his upcoming film The Harder They Fall in Los Angeles on Oct. 13. The premiere brought out a bunch of famous faces — including Winnie Harlow, Karrueche Tran, Kehlani, and, of course, his wife, Beyoncé — but he clearly had no idea Kelly Rowland would be in attendance, because he had the cutest reaction when he spotted her on the red carpet. Netflix’s official Twitter account shared a clip of the sweet moment, showing JAY-Z’s genuine surprise at seeing his friend. “I didn’t even know you were here,” he told Kelly as he gave her a big hug.
In a recent Instagram Live, Kelly reacted to the now-viral moment, saying she didn’t understand why it was such a big deal since she and JAY-Z see each other all the time. “Some things I will never understand,” Kelly said. “I see my big bro all the time, but I guess you guys never see what we see? I don’t know.”
The Harder They Fall is a Black Western starring Idris Elba, Jonathan Majors, Zazie Beetz, Delroy Lindo, LaKeith Stanfield, Danielle Deadwyler, Edi Gathegi, R.J. Cyler, Damon Wayans Jr., Deon Cole, and Regina King. JAY-Z is a coproducer along with James Lassiter, Lawrence Bender, and G. Mac Brown. While speaking with Entertainment Tonight, JAY-Z said he hopes the film shows viewers the importance of representation. “I love to be apart of projects that widen the lens,” JAY-Z said. “Once it’s widened for us, it’s widened for Asians. For Mexicans. For everyone.” Ahead, see more of JAY-Z and Kelly’s reunion at The Harder They Fall‘s screening, and make sure to stream it on Netflix when it debuts on Nov. 3.