It’s the makeout the world can’t stop talking about: Meghan Trainor and Charlie Puth gettin’ it on at the American Music Awards on Sunday night (Nov. 22) after singing an entire song about gettin’ it on. Some things are just meant to be taken literally.
Let’s recap: After crooning their way through the old-school duet “Marvin Gaye,” Trainor motioned to Puth in a conspicuous “come hither” fashion and they shared a steamy kiss captured from multiple angles.
Fans appropriately freaked out and sent their Meghan/Charlie ‘ship boats sailing as everyone was left to wonder, “Soooooo are they a couple now or what?”
Puth, for one, all but sprinted to his phone after the show and tweeted an unambiguous response, saying, “we are just friends.”
He also cleared up the matter in a backstage interview after the performance, saying it’s all part of the song’s makeout-endorsing mission statement. “We’re friends and it’s all part of… my whole vision when I made ‘Marvin Gaye’ was for people to hear the record and to spontaneously just make out with each other,” he said. “So that was the goal tonight for the live show.”
Trainor was next to respond, posting a pic of Puth grabbing her butt onstage and writing a, uh, cheeky statement of her own: “All about dat ass grab doe @charlieputh proud of you Charlie ? #imsingle.”
So there you have it: the Charghan/Meglie ship has sunk to the bottom of the ocean floor, which honestly isn’t all that surprising. After all, this isn’t the first time Puth and Trainor have locked lips — they previously made out while filming the music video for “Marvin Gaye,” and even though the kiss didn’t make it into the final cut, Trainor dished all the (awkward) deets to MTV News.
"There were, like, 40 people there and his parents were in the greenroom — and so we had to make out a bunch of times," she told us. "Everyone was cheering because I was so good at it, and we went back to the greenroom and I was like, 'What's up Mom and Dad'. So awkward.”
Bottom line is, you can chalk this onstage steaminess up to a simple desire to give the song some literal artistic expression — and probably to get people talking about their performance. Looks like they succeeded.