“See You Again,” featuring Charlie Puth, is up for a song of the year Grammy Award. How would you celebrate if you won?
I would celebrate by just making more good music. I don’t really focus on awards, but it would definitely motivate me to put more stuff out there. Me and Charlie are definitely going to work on some more music. That’s my man, so it ain’t nothing.
Maybe for Fast & Furious 8?
(Laughs.) That would be tight!
“See You Again” wasn’t nominated for the best original song Academy Award. Did you get snubbed?
I don’t really get into the political stuff. I know that there’s a lot to do with who does get nominated and who doesn’t, and it’s not always just the music. And I’m focused on the music.
What do you think about stars like Will Smith boycotting the Oscars because of the lack of diversity?
I think the lack of diversity is clear. It’s the responsibility of us as a people, black people, to stand up for what we believe in — whether it be that you don’t pay attention and don’t care, or if you do, then you show passion and you stand up and use your voice.