Late last year, Jared Leto surprised pretty much everyone here in the MTV Newsroom by sending us a box of cupcakes from NYC bakery Sugar Sweet Sunshine.
It was his way of saying ‘thanks’ for a story we had done about his band, 30 Seconds To Mars, and their ongoing lawsuit with their former label, Virgin/EMI, and, to be honest, it was pretty amazing … and not just because he included some red velvet cupckaes (those things rule). No, it was because, as one MTV Staffer put it — “Jordan-freaking-Catalano sent us cupcakes!”
Needless to say, it was the kind of thing that doesn’t happen every day … or at least, that’s what we thought. Because, at around lunchtime Thursday, Leto sent us even more cupcakes. Why? Well, read on.
See, on Wednesday, I broke the news that Leto and 30STM would be working with Kanye West on a song for their upcoming album. Jared read it, and must’ve been pleased, because, well … he sent over another dozen Sugar Sweet cupcakes.
There was also another handwritten note (we like to pretend Jared wrote it … you know, as we slowly trace our fingers over the penstrokes), thanking us for the “love” and promising to “see [us] soon.”
(Apologies for the blurry photo. I had just downed two chocolate-frosted cupcakes … was sort of jittery.)
And once again, we were thankful. But, at this rate, covering 30 Seconds To Mars is going to give me Type II Diabetes. So Jared … while the cupcakes are much loved here in the Newsroom, perhaps for our health — and the sake of our blooodpressure — maybe next time, you could send over some bran muffins or steel-cut oatmeal or something?