The 56th Annual Grammy Awards took place on Jan. 26, 2014, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Here is what this Grammy presenter said backstage in the press room.
What’s going to happen next season with “The Real Husbands of Hollywood”? And have you made up with Robin Thicke for leaving the show?
Yeah, me and Robin are good. I saw Robin tonight, gave him a big hug. He killed his performance. The next season of “The Real Husbands of Hollywood” only gets funnier, only gets better. We try to push the envelope, give you guys stuff to talk about to make it more popular.
What can you tell us about “Ride Along 2”?
What I can tell you about “Ride Along 2”? It’s happening due to the success of “Ride Along 1.” We’re No. 1 for the second week in a row, so that’s a big thing. We’ll be doing “Ride Along 2” this summer. That’s huge.
Also, “About Last Night” comes out on Valentine’s Day. The goal is to have two No. 1 movies in a 30-day period. If I do, I’m wearing leather all the time.
What did you think of the Beyoncé/Jay-Z duet on “Drunk in Love”?
It was amazing. Beyoncé’s great. Jay, of course is Jay. They’re an iconic couple and at the same time amazing talent, so it’s always good to watch them.
What’s your favorite throwback jam?
Salt-N-Pepa, “Push It.” White people, Salt-N-Papa is a rap group.
What’s been the most memorable moment of your career so far?
Performing at Madison Square Garden and selling out two shows was probably the most amazing thing I’ve ever done in my life.
Kathy Griffin won the Grammy for Best Comedy Album tonight for “Calm Down Gurrl.” What do you have to say about that?
Congratulations, Kathy. That’s huge!
Do you want to get nominated for a Grammy?
I hope so. I don’t know. I don’t pay this stuff no mind. I’m the cool dude who doesn’t care. Awards don’t put a stamp on my success. My fans do. I don’t need it. It’s not something I have to have.
You said earlier that you want “Last Night” to be No. 1 at the box office. Can you talk more about that goal?
If it happens, you’ve got to move on after that. It was about making “About Last Night” just as big of a success. I don’t harp on [“Ride Along”]. It’s out. People are loving it. I’ve got to get this on [“About Last Night”] out now. Onward and upward, people! Onward and upward!
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