Reneé Rapp Meets Her Childhood Hero Elmo & Is Set to Appear on ‘Sesame Street’

Reneé Rapp is living out her childhood dreams, and no, that doesn’t refer to climbing the charts with her debut album or starring in one of the biggest films of the year. In an Instagram post Tuesday (March 19), the Mean Girls actress revealed that she recently got to visit the set of Sesame Street, where she met one of her earliest icons: Elmo.

The 24-year-old singer-songwriter shared a video of her sitting with the little red muppet on the children’s show’s famous green stoop, cuddling him close as the two posed for a photo. “mom I was literally on Sesame Street,” she captioned the post.

Rapp also included a photo of her as a baby, rocking a pair of adorable socks with Elmo’s face sewn onto the toes. “My dad had to repair the bottoms of those slippers 3 times because I insisted on wearing them out of the house as a kid,” she wrote of the snap on her Instagram Story. “let’s get it clear I will always f–king ride for elmo.”

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The “Not My Fault” singer’s reps also confirmed to Billboard that Rapp will be appearing on an episode of Sesame Street season 55, which is set to premiere in the fall.

The Broadway star’s post comes just days after she won the outstanding music artist category at this year’s GLAAD Awards, where she was recognized for her November debut record Snow Angel. The 12-track set peaked at No. 44 on the Billboard 200.

Rapp is also fresh off the premiere of Tina Fey’s revamped Mean Girls film, the live action version of the Mean Girls musical, which itself was inspired by the original 2004 movie of the same name. In the flick, she played Regina George opposite Angourie Rice, Chris Briney, Avantika and Bebe Wood.

The “Not My Fault” singer, who made her Saturday Night Live debut as musical guest in January, has spent much of 2024 so far on the road. She had to postpone a couple of shows earlier this month due to illness, but not before she was recognized by Beyoncé for covering “Daddy Lessons” at one of her prior concerts.

After sharing a photo of a bouquet of flowers sent to her by Queen Bey after the performance, Rapp told The Hollywood Reporter that the superstar is “the reason that I know how to sing.”

See Rapp’s post with Elmo below.


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