There’s a lot of factors that go into making a specific artist your favorite. Whether it’s for their actual art, their personality, or a great combination of both hardly ever matters. If someone is your favorite, there’s a great chance that you’ve probably thought about what it might be like to finally meet them in person.
This week, we took to Twitter to ask people about their own celebrity encounters. Meeting someone you really admire can go plenty of different ways—Will you get nervous and stutter? Are they going to be nice to you? Could this encounter ruin the way you see them? Lots of scary possibilities, but many people had some really great stories that we just had to share.
Read some of our favorite picks about fans meeting Tyler, The Creator, Earl Sweatshirt, Kanye West, SZA, and more below. And check out the full thread for the rest of these great stories.
met tyler back in august, he cut my ass for not knowing lyrics to a n.e.r.d song playing in the background. he’s funny and even nice in his own way, very cool dude pic.twitter.com/Cippi532F9
— yaz (@yazzahova) January 22, 2018
I met @earlxsweat in 2015 at SXSW in a Whole Foods. He was hella cool and I got a picture with him. A couple of days later, I saw him in the same Whole Foods and he said he peeped that I was at his show. https://t.co/nqAyC6cveG
— lovegood!!! (@AaronIsPretty) January 22, 2018
I met all of Black Hippy my senior year in high. Q was cool. AB was chill. K Dot said my boy @jodiimagine was funny lol & Jay Rock stayed after & chopped it up with me. ALL humble dudes.
Forever supporting @TopDawgEnt https://t.co/V69aFDpHa1
— Lil Wyn (@SantosWynter) January 22, 2018
@sza told me she loved my name, held my hand and talked to me for a lil bit and then we took a pic.
we’ve been engaged ever since. pic.twitter.com/1NY3A1iJFZ
— Rene Ramirez (@rene_ramirez1) January 22, 2018
I met Kanye during a ‘Graduation’ signing. He asked my name, I freaked out & forgot it. He laughed at/with(?) me & shook my hand 😂 https://t.co/ybAidkRTcI
— Adrienne 🌶 (@YoAdriBaby) January 22, 2018
Met @asvpxrocky in Austin, after ACL in 2015. It was 4am at a place called The Garage. It seemed like it was an event for his close people, idk how we just walked in. They just told us not to take pics. Drake’s dad was also there. https://t.co/WxYyJkBQgU
— ernesto. (@Ernesto4real) January 22, 2018
Jay Z bumped into me at 40/40 & embraced me to make sure I was ok https://t.co/BcJ823SEzg
— lil’ ju hurd (@HighYellowHello) January 22, 2018
Met AZ after a New Jersey Nets game outside the player’s locker room. Tol him I still bump “Sugar Hill”, he gave me a “peace, God”, and we took a pic. Never felt so New York in my life (I’m from central California). pic.twitter.com/ofQ91ElZIb
— Marc Malabanan (@marcisdaname) January 22, 2018
LCD Soundsystem came to my college. I was walking across campus when they rode up to me on tiny BMX bikes & made a circle around me like 1950s bullies. They asked me where they could shower. I was so bewildered I gave them bad directions & they rode away.https://t.co/tid5benA27
— Frank Matt (@fxmatt4) January 22, 2018
I met Q-Tip 2 years ago & he went out of his way to apologize to me on behalf of some guy around the backstage area, who was tryna prevent us from talking. This man told me, “I wouldn’t do that if I were you.” Q’s face was priceless. He actually said sorry while I performed. https://t.co/A0kQ7UhUsc
— Sángo (@SangoBeats) January 23, 2018