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The Kid decided he wanted ice cream instead.
It’s a Wednesday in September, and we had planned to grab a late lunch in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. But at the last minute, The Kid LAROI — the Australian rapper-singer born Charlton Kenneth Jeffrey Howard — says he would rather hit up Mikey Likes It Ice Cream, a shop in Manhattan’s East Village that he has visited three times since arriving in New York last weekend. He orders like a regular, asking for his usual — a flavor called Foxy Brown involving mocha, a sea salt caramel swirl and crushed chocolate wafer cookies — before bonding with the cramped space’s currently lone worker about how they both recently turned 18. Rows of small clocks with celebrity headshots as their faces line the walls, and LAROI points to one of Macaulay Culkin making his famous open-mouthed Home Alone poster face. “Look,” he comments between bites. “It’s me.”