is having her cats there to greet her.
“Cats aren’t humans,” she said, “but they become
very much part of the family so quickly and they
feel like another character.” It’s no surprise that
when Shura thought she was having a heart attack
one night at home, she insisted on waiting for the
medics outside in a cold hallway so there was no
chance her cats could escape should she keel over.
(In the end, it was just a regular panic attack.)
Over in the hip-hop world, you’ll find DANNY BROWN strutting around the crazy cat person fort with an energized swagger.
Hailing from Detroit, he raps in the sort of high-
strung caterwaul that could make you think a
couple of tom cats are going at it outside your
window in the depths of the night. (Trust me, in
Danny’s case, this is an endearing thing.) He also
devotes much of his social media output to pic-
tures of his two Bengals, Siren and Chie, wheth-
er they’re sleeping together in a circular wicker
basket or posing next to an old-fashioned gramo-
phone. When on tour, Danny’s allowed himself to
be filmed raiding the racks of a pet store to load up
on gifts for his beloved Bengals and even uses the
Facetime app on his laptop to talk to his cats while
he’s on the road.
Keeping with the hip-hop vibe, we come to the
curious case of TYLER, THE CREATOR. He’s the
leader of the rabble-rousing Odd Future collective
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