It was in the late 1990's (maybe 1999) that I boarded a plane from NYC to Memphis when passing through the first class cabin I spotted Isaac Hayes sitting in one of the seats. I looked him right in the eye and blurted out, "Black Moses!" He just smiled at me and replied in his deep soulful voice, "Alright." I was a little worried the plane would crash since there was someone famous on it, but it didn't.
Okay, I never met the man. But there was one episode of the Bernie Mac Show where his nephew Jordon tries to get involved with a sport and picks ribbon twirling in gymnastics. It was an extremely funny episode.