Black Eyed Peas star Will.I.AM was left starstruck at a recent awards ceremony after spotting his idol Johnny Depp backstage and "chased" the actor for a photo.
The rapper performed with his band at the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards last month (Apr11), and he was delighted when he ran into Depp, who landed the Favorite Movie Actor prize at the ceremony.
Will.i.am then pursued the Pirates of the Caribbean star around the Galen Center in Los Angeles until he agreed to pose for a snap.
He tells Look magazine, "Who do I get star struck over? Johnny Depp. I chased that dude around the building.
"We were backstage at this year's Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards and he'd just finished presenting and somebody sad, 'Johnny Depp just walked in.' And I was like, 'Where did Johnny Depp go?'
"So I found him and took a picture of him. I'm a big fan, I'm wowed by him. He's a respectful artist and never caught up in bulls**t drama. He's not Hollywood. He's like us."