Ella Mai On Grammy Win: I've Dreamed Of This Moment Since I Was A Little Girl'

Ella Mai and DJ Mustard caught up with Billboard’s Desire Thompson on the red carpet at the 2019 Grammy Awards on Sunday (Feb. 10), chatting about their Grammy win for “Boo’d Up.”

Mai and Mustard, who took home the Best R&B song prize for their track, found out about the win ahead of the show when they were on their way to the red carpet. Mai confesses that she went crazy when she heard the news, while DJ Mustard started crying.

“I feel like I’ve dreamed of this moment since I was a little girl,” Mai tells Billboard, “And to do it with Mustard, as well, is incredible.”

Asked what’s next for her following her big win, Mai replies, “Honestly, I’m trying to get through tonight, and then I’ll figure out what’s next. I think there’s just such a whirlwind of emotions going on right now, I just want to really live in this moment, and we’ll think about tomorrow tomorrow.”

As for how the win feels for DJ Mustard, he states, “This means that I knew what I was talking about, and I’m happy that everybody sees what I’ve been seeing in her since I met her.”

You can check out the full video interview with Ella Mai and DJ Mustard above.

2019 Grammy Awards


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