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Questlove abandoned Philly because of the ladies

Questo loves the ladies, but only the self-respecting ones.

Questlove abandoned Philly because of the ladies

In a new interview with the Associated Press, Roots' drummer Questlove opened up about why he decided to officially move to New York, rather than commuting to and from Philly for his gig on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon." Turns out, he made the move because Questo loves the ladies.

AP: Before moving to New York, you used to travel daily from Philly to do Fallon's show?

Questlove: At first it seemed easy: Get up at 4, 5 a.m.; get on the tour bus, two hours to New York, tour bus, two hours back. It was really hard though. I'd get home at 10 p.m.; work out with my trainer and then 11 p.m., getting dinner. There's really not much you can do between the hours of 1 and 5 a.m. My social life was pretty much null and void, you know, because any self-respecting woman I see has a job the next morning that she has to be ready (for).

We love the "self-respecting woman" line.

In the AP interview, Questlove also talks about his relationship with the late Amy Winehouse. He called her "a teacher" and discussed how she proposed they form a supergroup. "We spent a lot of time on Skype talking about crazy ideas and she schooled me about Sarah Vaughan. I schooled her about J Dilla," Questlove said. "And she was like, 'All right, we're going to start a super group. You, me, Mos (Def) and Raphael Saadiq.' I was like, 'OK.' And she assigned homework: 'All right, study this record.'"

Molly Eichel Daily News Staff Writer
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