"Keep going!" they said...
It was the most unexpected ending at the American Music Awards however there's a truth behind every story. This past Sunday at the AMAs, Charlie Puth and Meghan Trainor had a huge make-out sesh at the end of their "Marvin Gaye" performance. It was SO long and SO awkward that it's still being talked about while trending on every social media platform known to man. The big reason for all of the hype is because it was completely unexpected!
"I wanted it to be a quick thing, but [the show's producers] kept yelling in my ear 'Keep going! Keep going!' And I wasn't going to back off... I didn't want it to look awkward," Puth says. "Maybe in theory I should have done that."
In an interview with Fuse, Puth confessed that he thought it was going to be a quick kiss and that would be that. Trainor originally came up with the idea to have the two of them kiss inspired by creative direction. However he didn't want a kiss to spark relationship rumors and completely overshadow the performance...which it did.
"[But] I got the idea of what they were going for in terms of the creative direction, and it just made sense to tie it all together. I realized that that’s why I made 'Marvin Gaye.’ I made it for people to instantly react and feel like they’re falling in love with each other.”
Though Puth was "irked" by the insane media coverage over the kiss, he was "so happy with the performance."
"We both looked at each other and thought, ‘Well, we better clear this up immediately. It was record timing, one hour later — ‘We’re just friends!’ I also don’t want people to see me out with other girls this week and be like, ‘He’s cheating on her! He’s a pig!’ No, I’m not!"