Behold my new favorite site on the whole internet: the hidden archive of stories from The Roots drummer and music super producer, Questlove, filled with uncensored anecdotes from his personal relationships with celebs. He openly shares tales of crushing on Tina Fey, briefly dating Natalie Portman, difficulty working with Lauryn Hill to IMing with Jay-Z and Norah Jones.
Perhaps the most poignant and relevant entry is from his brief interaction with Amy Winehouse, republished below:
something tells me she knows all that shinanigans is attention getting.
cause that crazy person that be in the press….ive never met that jawn.
matter of fact….this is who i met.
it was black lily day in philly and my computer was in the shop at springboard and i just landed in philly from an atl gig. it was sunday afternoon round 12ish and i double parked to get my jawn out the shop on walnut.
thing was cop made me move and parking was 2 blocks away on locust.
walked past cvs
walked past brownstones
bar on corner
amy folding clothes at drier
“aim?…….the hell you doing here?”
i looked and noone was around. security nada….nothing. just her and them damn ballet shoes.
i was weirded out cause in the world of “entertainer acting like joe shmooe” i thought i had that shit on lockdown.
i mean EVERY singer i know got a latch who pack they clothes and irons and all the shit i do normally. so that shocked the shit outta me.
i told her about black lily and i offered her a lift.
she said she’d walk there.
i was like you are amy winehouse walking in the murder capital of the USA ill lift you.
she said “nonsense gimme address”
which of course i just knew was the brushoff.
she walked to lily!!!!!!