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We all have them. Even celebrities. That one famous person who just drives us wild whenever they come on television, the radio, or leak a new song on the internet. 

If you haven’t guessed, this article is about celebrity crushes! 

Have you ever stopped to take a moment to think about what would happen when you finally meet your celebrity crush face-to-face? How about what happens when you’re a superstar yourself and you come across that childhood fantasy? Well, that’s exactly what happened when Jay-Z met Nia Long. 

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In the latest issue of Essence Magazine, Nia revealed: 

“I saw him (Jay-Z) at a party and I complimented him on his long run in music, but he turned it around and asked me: ‘How does it feel to be every boy from the hood’s fantasy girlfriend for 20 years?’ It made me laugh, I hadn’t really thought about it.”

More truth by Jay-Z! Most young boys in the hood fell in love when Nia played Brandi in Boyz In The Hood. We rushed out to see Friday when she played the role of Debbie, and when we saw her as Lisa on Fresh Prince, we hated on Will when they were going to get married. 

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Celebrity crushes make us do some wild things. We’ve known girls who wouldn’t get a real boyfriend because they didn’t want to cheat on Justin Timberlake, and others who taped posters of Bow Wow on their wall like it was wallpaper. 

Check out some of hip-pop’s most beloved celebrity crushes in recent memory in our gallery!