Michael B. Jordan had time on the red carpet to clear the air with an interviewer who previously admitted on a podcast that she and her friends teased him in high school.

During an Atlanta premiere event for Creed III, the actor spoke with The Morning Hustle host Lore’l. She congratulated Jordan on his latest film and mentioned they attended the same school in New Jersey.

“We go way back, all the way back to Chad Science [Academy] in Newark,” Lore’l said.

Jordan then called out the reporter, saying, “Oh yeah, I was the corny kid, right?”

The actor referred to a comment on an episode of The Undressing Room podcast in 2021.

As previously reported by Madame Noire, the remark came from Lore’l speaking with co-hosts Eva Marcille and Dominique da Diva about Jordan’s Valentine’s Day gift to then-girlfriend Lori Harvey.

The actor had taken the model to the aquarium, where he gifted her with Hermès stock certificates.

Dominique da Diva revealed she wasn’t surprised by Jordan’s grand gesture, calling him “a nice, corny guy.”

“We all know the nice, corny guys treat you the best,” she said.

Lore’l agreed with her co-host, saying, “You know what’s so crazy? I went to school with Michael B. Jordan at a point in life. 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!”

While speaking with Jordan on the red carpet, Lore’l insisted she was “misquoted.” However, the actor didn’t buy it and said he heard her call him “corny.”

“No, you did not hear me say that! I said we used to make fun of the name,” she declared. Lore’l then changed the subject, pointing out Jordan’s continuing success in the industry. “But yeah, he is obviously killing things out here,” she said.

Twitter had a field day with the interview clip, noting how Jordan’s body language seemingly indicated he remembered her and their high school interactions.