“We were so excited when the nominations came out. At first, I was like, ‘Let’s just ignore this.’ I went out to my friend’s birthday party, and in the middle of the party I got the e-mail that we got nominated, so I freaked out and ordered shots for everybody, totally overshadowing my friend’s birthday. Then I calmed down, and I got another e-mail that said the Roots got nominated, and I was like, ‘More shots for everybody!’ I probably ruined my friend’s birthday party, but I was freaking out. We were so excited the next day, but you can’t really talk about yourself on the show, like ‘How cool are we?’ But I just couldn’t help myself, I had to announce the Roots got nominated. But then the Roots were like, ‘Well you got nominated too!’ It kind of backfired. I think we edited it off the show, because you can’t just pat yourself on the back like that. But we were so excited. Backstage we were geeking out. What are the chances the host and the band both get nominated for Grammy Awards?”
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