For many young girls and boys, Nicki Minaj is a goddess, even an idol. But Nicki is human like the rest of us and has an idol she looks up to as well, and Saturday night she finally met that special someone.
Yes, after rocking the stage at Tidal’s Tidal X: 1015 benefit concert, Nicki met the one and only Lauryn Hill backstage and clearly lost it and was reduced to “Shaking, crying, a MESS!!!!” as she put it.
L-Boogie performed at the event as well and seemed all too flattered by the reaction, even telling Nick to “keep spittin dat fire,” according to her Instagram. “Excuse me while I have an outer body experience,” the Pinkprint rapper said. “This lady is the reason. Omg. The QUEEN. Goddess! The epitome! The bar! The *faints*. Ms Lauryn Hill told me to keep “spittin dat fire”. Is this real life!???? 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽”
As you can see in the video, she bowed to Lauryn, practically kissing her feet, telling her “I’m in love with you, your spirit, your mind, everything about you.” Basically everything we’d do if we met our idols, right?
Nicki eventually composed herself enough to take a few pictures with Lauryn, and confirmed to the world that those Google Image searches showing she quoted the legendary singer/rapper in her yearbook are true.
Nicki has, of course, long been very open about her adoration for Ms. Lauryn, telling Funkmaster Flex back in 2012 that she’d hoped to get Hill on her track “Champion” with Drake, Nas and Jeezy from the 2011 album Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded. “Lauryn to me was the goddess,” she told Flex at the time. “I’d love to meet her. I’m pretty sure she’s heard me talk about her a billion times.”
Well, wish granted.