Hip-hop has an obsession with Beyoncé Knowles. It's not hard to see why: she's got a ton of No. 1 hits, was the highest earning singer in 2010, the first female artist with the most Grammy Award (six) wins in a single night, a top-billed actress, AskMen’s “Most Desirable Woman of the Decade,” and did we mention, as Jigga so succinently put it on "Public Service Announcement," she's the "hottest chick in the game?" It all makes perfect sense as to why rap's biggest names are constantly namedropping the R&B megastar.

With the release of her fourth studio album, 4, in stores today, check out 15 Beyoncé Lyrical References.

Written by Anthony Osei (@ILLIONAIRE)