Barbra Streisand 'Just Wanted to Pay' Melissa McCarthy a 'Compliment' When Asking If She Was on Ozempic

"I forgot the world is reading," Streisand said regarding her query to McCarthy on Instagram

<p>Neilson Barnard/Hand in Hand/Getty; Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty</p> Barbra Streisand and Melissa McCarthy

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Barbra Streisand and Melissa McCarthy

Barbra Streisand is explaining why she asked Melissa McCarthy if she’s on the weight loss drug Ozempic in a since-deleted comment on Instagram.

“I went on Instagram to see the photos we’d posted of the beautiful flowers I’d received for my birthday! Below them was a photo of my friend Melissa McCarthy who I sang with on my Encore album,” the “Guilty” singer, 82, wrote on her Instagram Stories April 30.

“She looked fantastic! I just wanted to pay her a compliment. I forgot the world is reading!”

On April 29, the Bridesmaids actress, 53, shared a photo of herself and director Adam Shankman as they attended the Center Theatre Group's CTG The Gala event at the Ahmanson Theatre on April 28 in Los Angeles.

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"Pastels only to honor the incredible @matthewbourne13 at the @ctgla gala last night with this fella @adamshankman!!" she wrote in the caption. "Thiiiiis much closer to my dream of dancing on stage."

In the comments, Streisand queried her friend: "Give him my regards did you take Ozempic?" Though deleted, the comment was captured by the Comments By Celebs Instagram account.

<p>Kevin Mazur/Getty</p> Melissa McCarthy and Barbra Streisand in 2016

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Melissa McCarthy and Barbra Streisand in 2016

In 2016, McCarthy and Streisand teamed up for a duet of "Anything You Can Do", which was featured on the Oscar and Grammy-winner’s Encore album.

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In an interview with Entertainment Weekly last year, McCarthy said Streisand is "really funny" and told the outlet what surprised her about the star when they first met up.

"I think when she opened the door she had leggings on and lunch meat in her hand. And I was like, none of this is what I expected," McCarthy remembered about meeting the icon.

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