Award-winning actor Michael B. Jordan seemingly had the opportunity to get some revenge on a red-carpet reporter who previously admitted to teasing him when they were schoolmates. But the Creed III actor and director made light of his encounter with former schoolmate Lore’l when she interviewed him during a premiere event for the movie, Complex reported.
Lore’l, who is a host on the Morning Hustle, started the interview by congratulating Jordan and disclosing they were once schoolmates in New Jersey. “We go way back, all the way back to Chad Science [Academy] in Newark,” she said.
Jordan then sarcastically replied by reminding his former schoolmate of something that was said about him on a podcast. “Oh yeah, I was the corny kid, right?” Jordan asked. Lore’l then responded with laughter and claimed she was “misquoted.” But Jordan, who was once named the “Sexiest Man Alive”, reiterated that he heard her refer to him as “corny.”
“No you did not hear me say that! I said we used to make fun of the name,” Lore’l insisted in her response. “But yeah, he is obviously killing things out here,” she added before asking him about Creed III and the rumor about a project he’s going to do with Will Smith. Lore’l concluded the interview by telling the actor he’s “not corny anymore.”
The “corny” reference was made during a discussion Lore’l was having with Eva Marcille and Dominique da Diva on the Undressing Room podcast, MadameNoire reported. The 36-year-old had become a topic of conversation because of a Valentine’s Day gift he gave to his ex-girlfriend Lori Harvey. The actor reportedly rented an aquarium for the romantic day and also gifted his former sweetheart Hermès stock certificates.
Dominique said Jordan’s gesture did not come as a surprise as the actor seemed to be “a nice, corny guy.” Lore’l then chimed in and spoke about her former schoolmate.
“You know what’s so crazy? I went to school with Michael B. Jordan at a point in life,” she started. “… And to be honest with you, we teased him all the damn time because his name was Michael Jordan. Let’s start there, and he was no Michael Jordan. And he also would come to school with a headshot. We lived in Newark, that’s the hood. We would make fun of him like, ‘What you gonna do with your stupid headshot!?’ And now look at him!”