Cardi B said Lady Gaga inspired her 3 years ago and freaked out after finally meeting her at the 2019 Grammys

Kevin Mazur/Getty ImagesLady Gaga and Cardi B finally met.

Cardi B had a big night at the 2019 Grammy Awards Sunday.

The 26-year-old rapper made history as the first solo woman to win best rap album, performed her hit song “Money,” and finally met one of her idols, Lady Gaga.

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Photos show an ecstatic Cardi freaking out after meeting Gaga at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. She couldn’t stop smiling as she talked to Gaga in the audience.

Lady gaga cardi bKevin Mazur/Getty ImagesCardi B was so excited to meet Lady Gaga.

Back in 2016, Cardi expressed her admiration for the pop star in a tweet.

“When I was a teenager Lady Gaga changed my life,” she wrote. “She inspired me to be myself & be different.”

At that point, Cardi didn’t have her hit “Bodak Yellow” yet, but she was on “Love & Hip Hop: New York” and had released her first EP.

Two years later, in April 2018, Gaga responded to Cardi’s tweet and wrote, “Love you girl.”

That same year, Gaga responded to a video of Cardi performing Gaga’s “Bad Romance” at her high school talent show.

“I live,” she wrote on Twitter.

See a complete list of the 2019 Grammy winners here.

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