Rapper and “NCIS: Los Angeles” actor LL Cool J, liberal pundit James Carville and legendary actor Robert De Niro all went out to dinner together. No, this is not the beginning of a joke, but an actual real-life event.
Cool J posted two photos to his Twitter account Tuesday night. In one photo, the three gentlemen are smiling and posing for the camera.
In the second photo, Cool J and De Niro are shown eating fried food in different clothes — meaning that they dined together at least two times.
It would appear that the photos were taken in New Orleans, La. since there is a framed collage entitled “New Orleans” in the background of the photo of the trio and a po’ boy in front of them. Carville also retains a residence in New Orleans.
Our expert analysis also surmises that the photos were taken in the Big Easy since Cool J and De Niro are photographed eating deep-fried food (a New Orleans staple) accompanied with Crystal brand hot sauce.
Crystal is a native Louisiana hot sauce that doesn’t get the recognition it deserves because of Tabasco’s monopoly on the south Louisiana hot sauce industry. (Also of note: De Niro is rocking two iPhones and has a martini in front of him in each photo.)
De Niro was photographed at a New Orleans Hornets basketball game on March 6, but it is unclear when these photos were taken and if that was the same trip he was rocking out with a rapper and the liberal pundit.
In any case, it’s certainly an odd — but awesome — trio.