Rapper Megan Thee Stallion was caught up in an awkward interview just before Formula One’s US Grand Prix with interviewer Martin Brundle, but what actually happened?

US GP welcomes celebrities, including Megan Thee Stallion

F1 was racing in the United States for the first time since 2019, after the pandemic forced a cancellation in 2020.

For the return to Austin, Texas, celebrities were out in force for the grand prix.

The likes of Ben Stiller, Renée Zellweger, and Shaquille O’Neal were all in attendance.

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Megan Thee Stallion was just one of the famous faces at the Circuit of the Americas track.

It was on the grid before the race that the awkward moment with Sky Sports F1 commentator Brundle occurred.

Let’s take a look at what happened.

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Megan Thee Stallion Martin Brundle interview cut short

Brundle, an ex-F1 racer and long-time pundit and commentator was conducting his grid-walk before the race started.

It is something Brundle pioneered upon his retirement from F1 in 1996, and has been a mainstay of the build-up to grands prix.

For the first time since the pandemic hit, Brundle was allowed out onto the grid.

He has interviewed the likes of David Beckham, Tom Brady, and Ozzy Osbourne on the gridwalk in the past and is not afraid to shove his microphone under the nose of any celebrity he sees.

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Seeing Stallion walking towards the front of the grid, Brundle approached her, wanting her thoughts on the race ahead.

First he asked her if she had any rap about F1 and the race.

Stallion responded “I have no rap today, sorry!”

Interview gets frosty

Members of Stallion’s team then seemed to brush Brundle away, with the broadcaster saying “ok, boss” to someone in it.

Stallion indicated her willingness for the interview to continue before another member of her entourage intervened.

He told Brundle that “he couldn’t do that,” – i.e interview Stallion.

Brundle, who does not get intimidated easily quickly shot back.

“I can do that, because I did.”

You can view the exchange here:

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Stallion and Brundle then went on and get on with their jobs.

The rapper was pictured with the Red Bull team while Brundle took his place in the commentary box.

Brundle, driver of 158 F1 races and Formula 3 rival to Ayrton Senna in the early 1980s responded on Twitter on Monday afternoon.

“Bodyguards visiting the grid for the first time don’t bother me,” he wrote.

“Everyone’s got a job to do, but they could maybe learn some manners and respect on our patch.”

Red Bull’s Max Verstappen won the race ahead of title rival Lewis Hamilton.

Verstappen now has a 12 point lead in the standings over the Mercedes driver, with five grands prix left in the season.

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