What can I say? Beneath the family pearls and cashmere sweaters beats the heart of an around-the-way girl.
Yesterday, I ducked into the fabulously healthy M Cafe on Melrose, where I had a star sighting that almost took my breath away.
At the very next table sat Common, the handsome rapper/actor pictured here. He was lunching with a young woman and dispensing what sounded like solid career advice. As the duo got up to leave, I did something I never, ever do.
I caught his eye, smiled and said, “I just have to tell you — I’m a HUGE fan of your music.”
He flashed me a gorgeous grin and replied, “Aw, thank you very much.” Then he reached out and shook my hand.
“Isn’t the food here amazing?” he asked. I nodded shyly and he told me to have a great afternoon.
Honestly, I don’t know what got into me. I don’t believe in pestering celebrities, but something told me Common would be lovely about it.
He’s probably used to meeting starry-eyed white girls in espadrilles and J. Crew sundresses.
If you’re curious about his music, here’s an old-school jam to kick off your week. Hope it’s full of unexpected treats!