Metta World Peace Owns Cookie Monster Pajamas, Wears Them When Answering Police

Gabe Zaldivar@gabezalPop Culture Lead WriterFebruary 21, 2013

BOSTON, MA - FEBRUARY 7: Metta World Peace #15 of the Los Angeles Lakers folds his hands over his head following a change in possession against the Boston Celtics during the game on February 7, 2013 at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
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Metta World Peace likes to unwind in the comfort that can only be provided by Cookie Monster pajamas. 

It's really the only thing you want to wear when the cops show up and ask you about all the guys hanging out in front of your condo waving guns around. 

The LA Times reports on one of the more peculiar Metta World Peace news stories, which is to say just the latest. 

It seems World Peace was awakened on Tuesday morning when police officers knocked on his door and asked him about a terrifying scene taking place near his condo:

I'm in my underwear and my son says, "Hey dad, there's police at the door," So I jump out, I'm nervous. I see these police with rifles and scopes.

I'm like, "What happened?" I don't know what's going on at this point. "What happened, what happened?" And then the police was like, "The building is being taken over by guys downstairs."

That's the moment when most people would freak out, but the actual story, thankfully, was far more benign than a hostile takeover. 

It seems there were three actors who thought it wise to play with some guns outside after rehearsing a scene for a movie, one produced by World Peace's Artest Media Group. 

The movie is about life on the streets and reportedly features a scene using some fake guns. 

It seems the actors—one of them is a nephew of the 33-year old Lakers star—were practicing a scene involving "a fake shotgun and two fake 9-millimeter guns as props."

After the scene, they went out and played in front of the condo. I assume that's when someone spotted the scene and thought the police might be interested. 

The LAPD showed up and handcuffed the actors. But when they heard their grand tale of starring in a movie produced by World Peace, the cops knocked on the forward's door:

"At first when I seen the police, I was like, 'What the hell is going on?'' World Peace said. "I just got finished watching 'Zero Dark Thirty' or whatever that movie is. I'm like, 'I'm dreaming, I'm dreaming. Is there a terrorist in the building? Do y'all need my help?'"

After a brief conversation with the police, World Peace put on his Cookie Monster pajamas and accompanied them outside.

And now we suddenly have the best part of this bizarre story: Cookie Monster pajamas the world demands to see. 

You need every last bit of comfort when you are greeted with helicopters in the sky and about 30 police in front of your house, as World Peace describes. He even stated that his brother, Isaiah, was handcuffed at the time. 

I like to think it was at that moment World Peace mumbled, "we will settle all this. Son, get me my damn Cookie Monster PJs."

Well, the Lakers star explained that the men were just actors using nothing more than BB guns, which is apparently when grand guffaws took place:

"The police was laughing," he said. "It was funny but it was irresponsible on the actors' part because you do the scene and that's it. They didn't understand that after you do the scene, you put the stuff away."

Also, when life hands you heavy police presence, you make lemonade, or something like that. 

"The scene was great and we're going use it (sic)," World Peace said. "Not that exact scene; we're going to re-shoot it."

So if you are scoring at home, Metta World Peace's life is far more peculiar, bizarre and interesting than yours. Also, it features Cookie Monster pajamas. 

Which somehow makes perfect sense. 


T is for Twitter and that's good enough for me.