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Yahya Abdul-Mateen II Recalls the Awkward Moment He Had with Jay-Z At a Party

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II Recalls the Awkward Moment He Had with Jay-Z At a Party

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II is looking back at a memorable moment he shared with Jay-Z!

The 35-year-old actor made a virtual appearance on The Tonight Show on Monday night (August 23) to discuss his new movie, Candyman, which is set to be released in theaters on August 27th.

During his chat with Jimmy Fallon, he described an awkward encounter he had with the rapper at a party.

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Yahya explained that he was invited to Jay-Z‘s annual Oscars afterparty, the Gold Party.

“I’m in my tux and I’m dressed up, feeling good, and one of my favorite songs comes on. It’s like a Juvenile song. I hop on the stage and I’m dancing and sweating,” he said. “I forget where I am and I lose all my scruples.”

“And I look over and Jay-Z is looking me dead in my eyes. No judgement or nothing like that, but he’s looking at me. And I saw myself through his eyes,” he laughed. “‘[So] I thought I should probably get off stage, play it cool.”

Yahya also opened up about his role in the Candyman reboot, which takes place 30 years after the events of the original film.

“I think it’s a refreshing take on Candyman,” he said. “By going back to Chicago 30 years after it gives us a chance to talk about some of the social issues that affect Chicago while also at the same time giving the fans some of the things they know and love about Candyman. The frightening moments. The hard elements that people have come to know for a long time. But we get to put our own fresh twist on it also.”

You can check out the seriously scary new trailer for the movie here.

Yahya recently showed off his body transformation for his upcoming role in Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom. See the photo!

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