No way! Not America’s sweet innocent girl next door that used to be with Michael Jackson, Brooke Shields…
Yesterday a photograph made the rounds on the internet purporting to show Bad Brains frontman H.R. and Brooke Shields sitting together on a couch, with Shields leaning over and lighting what appeared to be a marijuana pipe. Which would be amazing. A spokesperson for Shields quickly denied that it’s her. But Bad Brains’ management has issued a statement to Gawker claiming that the photo indeed shows H.R. and Shields getting high together in 1983.
“It’s her,” the band’s manager told Gawker through a publicist. “This would be from 1983. Hair length, and H.R. missing that tooth he knocked out hitting a huge stage divider pole at the Reggae Lounge. Brooke would have been around 18, maybe still a Ford model.”
Is it true? Would Bad Brains’ current management really have personal knowledge of whether H.R. and Shields met almost 30 years ago? Would they really simply confirm it without supplying any more details about the meeting, like where the photograph was taken? Especially when one considers that Bad Brains—the original lineup!—happens to be gearing up to promote a new record (Into the Future, due out November 20 from Megaforce Records)?
The answer is: Yes. You should believe Bad Brains when they tell you that you are looking at a photograph of teen supermodel Brooke Shields smoking tweeds with deeply unstable and brilliant and CONSTANTLY HIGH hardcore cipher H.R. You should always believe Bad Brains. (For comparison purposes, here’s a 1984 photo of Shields and some other music guy.)
The photo got a lot of attention yesterday after Dave Hill posted it on Twitter, but it’s been floating around on Tumblr for a few months.
Hmmmm, well actually it kinda looks like her and it kinda doesn’t. What do you think?
We say Brooke if it’s you just go ahead and own it. Embrace your inner swirlin’ tweeds lover!