My dad calls me and says, “We got a call to perform at the Official Grammys after-party… you want to go?”
Hell yeah! I'm on my way to the Grammy’s weekend, where all the celebs go to hang out and be cool. The Grammy’s is not just another award show it’s the best. The industry’s best artists show up to this event. (unless they’re boycotting; Kanye West, Jay Z) It’s the top of the food chain.
I arrive one day before the televised event and end up at the CAA party where Stevie Wonder, Ke$ha, ZZ Ward, Tamar Braxton, Leon Bridges and many others stars being low key. It was cool to see a lot of high-end execs like David Sedeck and Jeff Frasco that got their break with Kool and The Gang when they first hit it big.
The next morning, the day of the actual Grammys awards show, I get a call that the guys have an extra ticket to the Grammy’s. My uncle doesn't feel like going and wants to relax with his wife and get ready for the Grammy’s after-party. I ended up getting the extra ticket to the Grammy’s! I only thought that I'd be performing at the after-party with the Gang. No way did I think I'd actually be going to the Grammys!
So here I am walking the red carpet into the Grammy’s solo. The guys had already walked it while I was at sound check for the after-party. It takes at least one hour to finish the red carpet if you’re a star getting interviewed by all of the press.
After hanging out in the Staples Center lobby having a drink I make my way to my seat. We had amazing seats, a level up from the main floor, a perfect view of the stage. The show was incredible! It was like one big concert of all the a-list stars of 2016. What an incredible experience!