Great story from Pitchfork Media:

Recently, Lewis went to a Justin Timberlake record release party in L.A. (“I myself was not invited, but I was tagging along with my friends,” she points out. “Justin didn’t perform, but he was there. And Lil Jon was there wearing a Bad Brains jacket. It was a pretty exciting evening, and the champagne was free.”) And who should she bump into but the legendary Bay Area rapper?

“This, I feel, is something to brag about. Too $hort is one of my idols, and he didn’t know that I was in a band or played music or anything. But I was gushing, ’God, Too $hort, I’ve really loved you since high school, and “Don’t Fight the Feelin’” is one of my favorite raps, and I know all the words and I think it’s a true equal opportunity song for men and women’ and at the end of our conversation he said, ’Well let me get your email address’, but first he asked me if I was a real redhead, which was kind of uncomfortable, and then he said ’Let me have your email address,’ And I was like ’Of course!’ and he typed it into his Blackberry and then typed in his phone number and sent me an email with his phone number! So exciting!

“But then when I got home I realized that he faked me out and he didn’t actually send it.”

Jenny Lewis, #1 indie rock hottie who singlehandedly made the Traveling Wilburys cool again, dissed by Too $hort?!

Guess he doesn’t like redheads.

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Comments (27)
  1. Miles  |   Posted on Sep 29th, 2006 0

    Clearly, this “Too $hort” fellow is a damned fool

  2. Danielle  |   Posted on Sep 29th, 2006 0

    what a jerk

  3. joe  |   Posted on Sep 29th, 2006 0

    who would break her heart like that?

  4. Brandon  |   Posted on Sep 29th, 2006 0

    will you pass along my number to Jenny Lewis…

  5. BURN!

    sharin foo should have won that #1 hottie contest hands down.

  6. love her
    she’s one of my favs, hope to hear the new rilo kiley’ soon..

  7. Paul Ramon  |   Posted on Sep 29th, 2006 0

    Made them cool again? Haha. Yeah. Right. And the cover is absolutely, unlistenably terrible.

  8. Stephen  |   Posted on Sep 29th, 2006 0

    What an idiot. Jenny Lewis is the foxiest bitch in rock.

  9. Jarrett  |   Posted on Sep 29th, 2006 0

    What’s even better than that is the fact that Pitchfork was talking shit about Ryan Adams’ internet track and now they’ve gone and reviewed it. 3 stars. That’s right, THREE STARS. LOLZOZLOOZl.

  10. Bu-dum pish!

  11. pissy  |   Posted on Sep 29th, 2006 0

    i question how hard it is to make a band with George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, and Roy Orbison, look cool again

  12. Devin  |   Posted on Sep 29th, 2006 0

    Roy Orbison is a beautiful and suave man.

  13. lh  |   Posted on Sep 29th, 2006 0

    I second Devin’s comment. Ouch, that sucks for Jenny Lewis.

  14. Short Dog is an incredible man. Jenny Lewis just does some stuff and then blah blah blah.

  15. Blu  |   Posted on Sep 29th, 2006 0

    I wonder if all redheaded women get that question?
    Guess he didn’t see ‘The Wizard’.

  16. rgr_moore  |   Posted on Sep 29th, 2006 0

    DAMN how did i miss the indie rock hottie poll???! :(

    I woulda gave annie hardy 1 more vote thats for sure!

  17. Come now Jenny, everyone knows that Too $hort’s love and respect for the ladies is expressed best in “Blow Job Betty.”

  18. Poor Jenny… If she wanted to make the thing with Too $hort work out I’m sure there was a bathroom nearby… I mean, come on now… Too $hort don’t want no bitch havin’ his number… but then again… maybe she should check her spam filter… it could have just ended up there… imagine… Too $hort writing love poems on his Blackberry to that natural redhead he met at the JT party!

  19. too bad for too $hort

  20. I’m dissapointed there’s no picture of the lovely Jenny to accompany this story.

    Shame on you stereogum.

  21. johnny  |   Posted on Oct 1st, 2006 0

    If only her music was as good as her looks…

  22. Byron  |   Posted on Oct 1st, 2006 0

    Too $hort did some great tracks back in the day. I agree with Jenny there. Also, my friend hangs out with Lil Jon quite a bit and tells me his true love is punk and hardcore (and Bad Brains is his all-time favorite band) and the music he makes has more to do with how it pays rather than his actual tastes.

  23. Cassie M.  |   Posted on Oct 1st, 2006 0

    ah! since when were the traveling wilbury’s not cool?!

  24. Flem  |   Posted on Oct 2nd, 2006 0

    Jenny Lewis needs to become “Bossy,” then Too $hort would be totally into her. Maybe getting a standard poodle and dying it cotton candy blue would help her cause.

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