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Cara Delevingne Says She Was Megan Thee Stallion’s Self-Appointed “Hype Woman” On The BBMAs Red Carpet

''I was living my best life.''

By ELLE Team
Two months ago, Cara Delevingne became the talk of the town on Twitter, after she shadowed Megan Thee Stallion at the 2022 Billboard Music Awards. But it's only now that the model is explaining why she acted so "odd" on the red carpet.
To give you some context, Cara went viral online after she appeared alongside the award-winning rapper on the red carpet. But she wasn't just attending the event with Megan, fans were quick to point out how she seemed to latch onto the "Plan B" singer, tossing the train of her dress, lurking in the background, lying on the ground to take photos, and even appearing in the front row set next to her.
But while fans claimed that Cara was "stalking" her, it turns out that Megan was in on the entire joke.
Appearing on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Cara was asked about the night and how she felt about the internet's reaction to it. Joking about how she "needed a side job" as Megan's personal assistant, she told the show's host that she just happened to be in Las Vegas and "really wanted to see her play".
Hearing about Cara's eagerness to watch her perform "Plan B" and "Sweetest Pie" live, Megan invited her to come along to the event, but Cara didn't realise how VIP her invitation was.
"I didn't know I was going to go and sit or do anything, I thought I was just going to come and watch her play," the Only Murders in the Building star shared. "I walked in and I had a seat in the front row, and I'm like, 'I'm not meant to be here'."
While her front row seated was noticed, it was her red carpet appearances that caught the internet's attention. Referring to her time on, behind and lying beneath the media wall, she claimed that she was just "being a hype woman" and was helping her friend get the best photos in her outfit.
Megan Thee Stalling and Cara Delevingne.
"That's what I do, I was just really excited," she said of her on-the-floor shenanigans. In fact, she even knew that Megan was set to win Top Rap Female Artist, so Cara helped the artist "run her lines" ahead of her acceptance speech.
And despite the attention her actions received, she actually wasn't embarrassed at all.
"I was living my best life, but people found it a bit odd," the 29-year-old told Fallon, adding, "People find me a bit odd, but that's me. No shame".
While fans aren't sure how she and Megan became friends, a video surfaced weeks before the BBMAs showing the pair dancing at Cardi B's Met Gala after party at the beginning of May. After the awards show, fans also spotted Megan cropping Cara out of a photo of herself and Doja Cat, which lead many to assume that the rapper wasn't a fan of Cara's behaviour.
However, it turns out that a fan was responsible for the cropped image, with Megan likely sharing because she couldn't get a hold of the original image.
Clearly, Cara takes her "hype woman" duties extremely seriously, so who are we to judge?