Danielle Fishel meets J. Cole over 10 years after rapper name-dropped her in a song: 'Big fan'

Danielle Fishel was starstruck after meeting J. Cole in a heartwarming moment backstage at the 2023 iHeartRadio Music Festival.

The "Boy Meets World" star, 42, shared a video on Instagram Monday of her introduction to the rapper, 38.

As Fishel is walking backstage, someone shouts out, "Danielle, I think J. Cole's coming."

The actress went wide-eyed with excitement and expressed her love for J. Cole's music.

"I have to say hi to you. I went and saw your show in LA," she told him as she went in for a hug. "Unbelievable, I'm such a big fan."

J. Cole returned the compliment telling Fishel, "Me too, likewise. Good to see you."

"Fangirled over @realcoleworld. Can you blame me?" Fishel captioned the video on Instagram.

Fans rushed to the comments with the lyric from J. Cole's 2013 song "Villuminati," which name drops Fishel's character Topanga Lawrence from "Boy Meets World."

Danielle Fishel shared a video of the moment she met J. Cole.
Danielle Fishel shared a video of the moment she met J. Cole.

"'Boy Meets World' / I’m tryna find a new Topanga," he raps on the track.

"J Cole grew up in the TGIF era. Bro played it cool but Topanga was everybody's crush back then! Lol," one fan commented.

Another added: "Miss Topanga is everyone's child hood crush lol you're geeking out but I also I wonder how he felt !"

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Fishel starred in "Boy Meets World" from 1993 to 2000 and reprised her in the reboot "Girl Meets World," which aired from 2014 to 2017.

Her iconic character has been mentioned in several songs including Snoop Dogg's "Professional Rapper," Migos' "Stripper Bowl" and G Herbo's "Dapperdan."

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This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Danielle Fishel meets J. Cole, fangirls over rapper: Video