Netflix's 'Selena' shows a brief encounter between the singer and a young Beyoncé. It really happened at an outdoor shopping mall in Texas.

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Christian Serratos plays Selena on "Selena: The Series." Netflix
  • Warning: There are spoilers ahead for Netflix's "Selena: The Series" Part 2.

  • In the sixth episode, Selena says hello as she passes by a young, starstruck Beyoncé.

  • In an old MTV Tres interview, Beyoncé said she briefly met the singer in Houston, Texas.

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A young Beyoncé Knowles appears on the second part of "Selena: The Series," streaming on Netflix now.

About 11 minutes into part two, episode six, Selena (Christian Serratos) is seen shopping at an outdoor mall in Texas alongside her mother and sister.

At the same time, two young girls and their mother are on their way to a frozen yogurt shop when their paths cross.

Starstruck, the eldest girl stops on the spot when she recognizes the singer.

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A young Beyoncé stops on her way to the yogurt shop. Netflix

"What are you doing?" asks the mother. "Who are you looking at? Who's that?"

"Selena," responds the eldest daughter, quietly. "A famous singer. Be quiet."

"You're a singer, too. Tell her," the mother encourages.

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Beyoncé and Tina Knowles make an appearance on "Selena: The Series" with a young Solange. Netflix

The daughter refuses and Selena passes by, waving and saying, "Hey."

The girl sheepishly says, "Hi," as Selena carries on her way.

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Selena passes by Solange, Selena, and Tina Knowles. Netflix

The audience then learns this young girl is Texas native, Beyoncé Knowles. She was with her mother, Tina Knowles, and sister, Solange.

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The mother refers to the young girl as Beyoncé only after Selena passes her by. Netflix

If you're wondering whether Beyoncé ever really met Selena, she did. The brief encounter wasn't simply engineered for the Netflix series.

Beyoncé had a brief encounter with Selena in Texas

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Beyoncé, Solange, and Tina Knowles are seen in a 2007 photo in Toronto, Canada. George Pimentel/WireImage via Getty Images

That coincidental too-good-to-be-true moment really happened.

"I did actually meet Selena in the Galleria Mall in Houston, but I didn't say much to Selena because I wasn't a celebrity," Beyoncé said in an old interview clip on MTV Tres.

The way the "Lemonade" singer recalled the encounter during that interview was quite similar to how it would later be depicted on the Netflix series.

"I just saw her and said, 'Hello,' and kept it moving," Beyoncé said, adding that she heard Selena on the radio while growing up in Texas.

"Even though I didn't know exactly what she was singing, it helped me in the studio with my pronunciation," Beyoncé said.

In a 2007 interview, the singer told People she listened to Selena "all the time" growing up after a friend recommended one of her albums.

"Selena: The Series" Part 2 is currently streaming on Netflix.

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