Common keeps it indubitably real in his music and in his career. Though the Oscar-winning artist keeps it transparent, apparently he has a small history of forgery. Autograph forgery, that is. In an interview on Jimmy Kimmel Live Thursday night (Feb. 26), the lyricist confessed about a time when he faked Michael Jordan’s signature for a fan.
Back in the 1980’s and 1990’s, the “Glory” rapper worked as a ball boy for the Chicago Bulls. Being the creative mind that he is, the Windy City native integrated the hustle into the sweaty and tedious work on the court. One day a fan offered Common five dollars for a signed autograph from MJ. When he approached number 23, Michael simply replied, “You do it.” When Common returned to the fan with the Michael Jordan autograph, the fan noticed a slight misspelling of the superstar’s name. Good one, Common. The fan asked for their money back, leaving the rapper as an an empty-handed ball boy.
Watch the interview below. — Olivia Jade