Chicago rapper Common revealed a personal conversation he had with music mogul Jay Z last weekend following his big Oscar win at the Academy Awards.
According to Common, they chopped it up during an after-party following last Sunday’s televised awards show.
“Jay Z told me don’t put it down though. He said, ‘Carry it everywhere.’ He just was really proud. He said something to me that really touched me. He felt that I represented all of us. People from hip-hop, as black men, as people of love, children of God, he felt that John [Legend] and I were representing that with this Academy Award.” (“Jimmy Kimmel Live!”)
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Common and singer John Legend beat out tough competition and won the prestigious award for their uplifting “Glory” anthem.
The Oscar for best original song goes to “Glory” from “Selma,” as performed by John Legend and Common. (Washington Post)
The music stars both took a few moments to give acceptance speeches.
Prior to receiving their awards, Legend and Common performed “Glory” during the televised broadcast.
The film, which was controversially snubbed for several awards at the 87th Academy Wards, tells the tale of Martin Luther King Jr.’s Selma march. Legend and Common honored that by performing the Best Original Song nominee “Glory.” Midway through, the duo brought out some of of marchers with a bridge in the background. It was a very touching moment that brought several of the actors in attendance to tears. (Cleveland)
Best Original Song
“Everything is Awesome” from “The LEGO Movie” (written by Shawn Patterson)
“Glory” from “Selma” (written by Common and John Legend)
“Grateful” from “Beyond the Lights” (written by Diane Warren)
“I’m Not Gonna Miss You” from “Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me” (written by Glen Campbell)
“Lost Stars” from “Begin Again” (written by Gregg Alexander, Danielle Brisebois, Nick Lashley and Nick Southwood)