They don’t even text their mates while you’re trying to talk to them, which is extraordinary in Hollywood. He’d just wanted to make a soundtrack to an imaginary musical, set in Paris.
A decade of perfect popstars and aggressive hip hop is handing over to rebel warriors Kelis and Andre ’ Benjamin, the nuttiest musical genius since Prince.
Traditionally, fashion shoots have an atmosphere somewhere between a cancer ward and an arranged marriage.
Uber-shutterbug David La Chapelle, however, doesn’t mess about. A big guy called Dragon, in pink studded wristbands, is getting ready to paint Kelis as a wood nymph.
Sitting in Justin Timberlake’s restaurant in Los Angeles with the two of them, they were just magnets – customers were coming to them like iron filings.
Normally when you’re interviewing massive celebrities, you get people tied to you like superglue.