Before He Got Famous, Common Sorted Parking Tickets
Ever since Tracy Jordan popularized the term on 30 Rock, everyone has been trying to get an EGOT. The acronym, which stands for “Emmy Grammy Oscar Tony,” is the ultimate grand slam for multi-hyphenate performers. So far, only a dozen have reached EGOT status, but if rapper-actor Common hits his goal, there will be one more.
“That’s a great question, because I want to put that out there in the atmosphere,” the star of this weekend’s Barbershop: The Next Cut says in the above Google Autocomplete interview.
He’s halfway there. Common already has an Oscar for “Glory,” the song he made with John Legend for Selma, and three Grammys. All he heeds now is a breakout performance on Broadway and a really good role on TV.
Elsewhere in the interview, the Chicago-born MC and actor reveals he’s not a great cook and the origins of his name. Watch the whole thing above.