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Riding high off the success — and more importantly, impact — of his powerful “Glory” collaboration with John Legend, Common visited Jimmy Kimmel Live! last night (with his brand new Oscar award in hand, no less). The Chicago rapper shared a couple of great stories, like getting a signed pair of sneakers from Michael Jordan when he was a ball boy for the Bulls back in the day and his conversation with Jay Z following his Oscar win.

[Jay Z] 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 love. He felt that John and I were representing that with this Academy Award.

Turning the attention to more pressing issues, Kimmel also asked Common about him leaving Oprah hanging at the Oscars last weekend. “What had happened was…”

Watch the interview below…


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