Credit: 50 Cent on Instagram

Well, we didn’t see this celebrity friendship coming, but we can’t say that we hate it! While the rest of the music industry — minus Lady Gaga, Rihanna, and Miley Cyrus, natch — was partying it up at the Grammys, 50 Cent was across the country hanging out with his new pal… Meryl Streep?!

Credit: 50 Cent on Instagram

You heard us correctly: Fiddy and the 18-time Oscar nominee were spotted hanging out courtside Sunday night (January 26) at the Lakers-Knicks game. And the unlikely duo seemed to be having a ball!

“Man I got a good life man lol” Fifty captioned a shot of himself and Meryl smiling broadly mid-way through the game (see above). Wonder what these two could have chatted about? We know the rapper has been trying to break into acting for a while now — to little avail. Perhaps he was picking her brain for acting tips? Oh, to be a fly on the wall…

And if that wasn’t enough to squeal over, the fast friends picked up a third musketeer post-game in the form of the Lakers’ own Kobe Bryant.

“Things got a little gangsta. Lol TURN UP, Turn Down for what!” 50 writes next to the photo of him, Meryl, and Kobe striking a “gangster” pose (at left). If this picture didn’t exist, we’d seriously think this was a weird version of Mad Libs. Who knew Meryl was this cool? (OK, everybody.)

The final photo in the set features the three smiling, to which the “21 Questions” rapper captions: “Best ball KOBE, Best Rap 50, Best Actress Meryl Streep. TOP THAT.” Seriously, what a triple threat. They’re the three best friends that anyone could have!

What do you think of this unusual new friendship? Share your reactions in the comments below.

Samantha Lear is an Assistant Editor at Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow her on Twitter and Google+!