Questlove may have had a front row seat to the drama—but his mind was understandably elsewhere.
The episode of March 28th was a special edition The Tonight Show, the 51-year-old musician—with his trophy in tow!—recalled the moment he won the award for Best Documentary Feature for Summer of Soul at the 2022 Oscars—just moments after Chris Rock (the category’s presenter) and Will SmithWith their unexpected moments, they took the spotlight.
Looking back, that was the “situation.” The RootsHost explains frontman Jimmy Fallon He didn’t really grasp the situation at the time because he was too busy taking in all the details of his nomination.

“Ofcourse, you’re aware that this happened in the whole cyclone [other]”I was in a situation with two of my very best friends,” he stated, refering to Chris and Will. “And I really wasn’t aware of that, it’s weird to say, because—they tell you ahead of time, ‘This is your category!’ And so, in that moment, you’re either gonna be full of anxiety—or for me, I’ve been meditating for the last two years.”