Nicki Minaj may be a mega-star, but that didn't stop the singer from being mega-star struck upon meeting hip hop legend Lauryn Hill for the first time. The two met backstage at Saturday night's Tidal X: 1015 benefit concert in Brooklyn, which also featured Alicia Keys and Beyoncé (you may have heard of them?). And Minaj had the very best kind of complete and total meltdown.

In a video posted to Instagram, the singer/rapper cries and falls to the floor in a heap of expensive fur. "I'm in love with you," she tells Lauryn Hill, who responds "mmm" as if people greet her like this all the time. And they probably do.


"Excuse me while I have an outer body experience. Shaking, crying, a MESS!!!! 😩 this lady is the reason. Omg. The QUEEN. Goddess! The epitome! The bar! The *faints*," Minaj wrote in an emotional caption. "Ms Lauryn Hill told me to keep "spittin dat fire". Is this real life!???? 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽"

We can't answer that. But we can confirm Minaj did get up from the floor in time to snap this adorable photo of her cuddling with her idol:


I quoted her in my HS YEARBOOK!!!!! Like 😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢

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"I quoted her in my HS YEARBOOK!!!!! Like 😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢" she wrote in the caption (that's major).

Minaj's meltdown serves as a reminder that "playing it cool" is overrated and unnecessary. So next time you meet your hero, don't be ashamed to cry and crumple onto the floor in a heap of fur. Or, in my case, a heap of H&M army jacket with holes in the elbows.

Sources: Instagram