Seth Rogen had an adorable reaction to getting a shoutout from Nicki Minaj
One of the strangest things about our celebrity culture is the fact that our favourite famous people have their own famous people they fawn over.
It's easy to think of Hollywood as some kind of giant melting pot of pop culture where celebrities are constantly encountering one another, but in reality, it's more like a high school, with your favourite personalities and artists moving around in insulated cliques. From time to time, celebs encounter other celebs, and to see a world-famous personality to be visibly moved by another celebrity can be a real heartwarmer. That feeling is only stronger when it comes from a celebrity you might not be expect to be so emotional.
When it comes to comedy stars on the silver screen, nobody is as renowned or as funny as Seth Rogen.
Not only has he starred in comedy classics like Knocked Up, This Is The End or Sausage Party, he's also worked on a lot of the best comedies over the past decade or so behind, like 2007's Superbad or the upcoming Tommy Wiseau biopic The Disaster Artist. So famous is he now, he's even been name dropped in a Nicki Minaj song.
Minaj and Rogen don't exactly hang out in the same social circles, so when Minaj mentioned Seth Rogen in her verse for the new Fergie track, You Already Know. In the second verse of the song, Nicki Minaj mentions her dabbles in the movie business, dropping Seth Rogen's name in the process.
If I got mentioned by Nicki Minaj in a song, you can bet I would be ecstatic, regardless of what I think of her music, and Seth Rogen made himself even more relatable than he already is with his genuinely overawed response.
He reacts pretty much how anyone else would in that exact situation, and like me, Twitter couldn't get over how adorable he was being.
If you're Seth Rogen in this situation, then you're probably having a pretty good time of it, but unbelievably, Rogen's day was about to get even better. Having dropped his name in her song, Nicki Minaj went one step further in a tweet, declaring to her 21 million followers that the 35-year-old was her "hero".
Right now, Seth Rogen is having a pretty good time of it all. Not only has he been name-dropped by one of the biggest musical acts around at the moment, his movie The Disaster Artist debuted at the Toronto Film Festival earlier this month, and it's getting critical acclaim across the board.
Seth Rogen's next big role will be in the 2019 live-action remake of the Lion King, where he'll play everyone's favourite warthog Pumbaa. From then on, it's not clear where Rogen will employ his considerable talent, but we hope he keeps inspiring all of us (including Nicki Minaj), and that he carries on being just as adorable and relatable as he's always been up to this point.