Over the weekend, Tidal held a star-studded benefit concert celebrating philanthropy and highlighting education initiates around the world. The second annual philanthropic festival included performances from Nicki Minaj, Common, T.I., Lauryn Hill, Beyonce and more—as well featured appearances from TIDAL Rising Acts Dave East, Lil Yachty, Sir The Baptist and new Roc Nation signee Levi Carter.

Housed at the Barclay's Center and hosted by Angie Martinez, the night revolved around celebrating educators and the importance of creating positive education initiatives around the world. While the night was undeniably memorable for teachers and influencers around the globe, the concert was also magical for hip-hop fans old and new.

Nicki Minaj uploaded a video on Instagram of her meeting Lauryn Hill for the first time. Minaj bowed down to Hill upon first sight and completely geeked out. “Excuse me while I have an outer body experience," captioned Nicki below the clip on IG. "Shaking, crying, a MESS!!!! 😩 this lady is the reason. Omg. The QUEEN. Goddess! The epitome! The bar! The *faints*. Ms Lauryn Hill told me to keep “spittin dat fire”. Is this real life!????”

Nicki included, checkout photos from the TIDAL X: 1015 show above.

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