American percussionist and multi-instrumentalist Questlove is known as the co-founder and drummer of Grammy Award-winning band called The Roots. The music genius started playing with his drumstick when he was just two years old. He has also acting credits on Bamboozled (2000), Brooklyn Babylon (2001), ICary (2011) and Drunk History (2016).
Is Questlove Dating Anyone? His Secret Girlfriend
Bamboozled actor Questlove has a low-key personal life. In an interview with the Associated Press in March 2012, he said that one of the reasons to move to New York from Philly was that he could not manage time with any women he was interested that time. The music genius is a ladies man and is not hesitant to mingle with a partner.
He shares his close friendship with Amy Winehouse. He even called her teacher and spoke about how she proposed to form a supergroup. He said,
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. And she was like, All right, we're going to start a super group. You, me, Mos (Def) and Raphael Saadiq
But this does not prove that his lady charm is Amy. Questlove is miles away from the limelight regarding his dating life. Reportedly, he is unmarried and doesn't have a wife or kids so far, but has a girlfriend. Though Questlove has kept the details of his ladylove skeptical, but back in November 2013, he mentioned that he had his best Valentines Day date at Prince’s roller skating party.
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What Is Questlove’s Net Worth?
Questlove has accumulated a jaw-dropping net worth of $16 million. He has been deriving his net value from his musical career from his early age. He also earns by appearing in various reality shows and movies. He even has been mustering his fortunes from his food brand called Quest Loves Food.
Questlove performs on The Tonight Show (Photo: headlineplanet.com)
He has been mustering wealth as the house of the band for The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon since 17 February 2017. The Roots previously served for Late Night with Jimmy Fallon before Fallon overtook Jay Leno’s spot on The Tonight Show. Drummer Questlove also teaches a musical course on classical albums at the N.Y.U. He is also an author of the book Mo’Meta Blues: The World According to Questlove, a memoir with a twist.
Similarly, Questlove has worked with prominent figures in the music industry like Eminem, Jay-Z, Elvis Costello, and D’Angelo. Questlove also has some shares on business. He collaborated with Nike in 2008 and 2011 to design the Questlove xNike 1 World Air Force1 shoes and a sneaker Nike Questo respectively. Likewise, he is the host of his show on Pandora called Questlove Supreme, which premiered on 7 September 2016.
Coming to the year 2018, Questlove is working on the American Educational Television Series, Drunk History. He has been working for two years since the year 2016. Questlove's role in the Television series is a Story Teller, where he narrates how Hip-Hop emerged and how it got commercialized. On the description, he describes the great pioneer of the hip-hop, Theodore Livingston aka Grand Wizzard Theodore, who is best known as the inventor of record scratching.
On 6th July 2018, he provided a musical backbone at the Essence Festival in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. He played alongside vocalist Erykah Badu and Jill Scott on the final main event of the show. His musical orchestra was the center of the attraction for the audiences.
Credits Healthy Food For Weight Loss
Questlove, who is currently at the age of 47, is diet conscious and maintains an appropriate weight. He started changing his eating habits after 35 years of age after his pal died due to heart strokes. He has cut out all the gluten, wheat, and dairies from his diet. In an interview with BlackDoctor in January 2015, he said,
Two days of the week I get to have fish, shrimp, or lobster. The other five days of the week it’s either seitan, soy, or tofu. I do a lot of greens. I do a lot of juice cleansing, ginger, and a lot of beet juice
After his healthy eating regime, The Roots drummer has shown significant weight loss. He has even learned relaxing, sleep and yoga from his instructor to improve his health.
Questlove's Family Of Singers And Actors
Questlove's father Lee Andrews was a renowned singer who has lent his voice in songs like Just Suppose, Nobody’s Home, Not My Girl and Together Again. After the music career was over, his father and mother opened up a boutique. Lee eternally slept on 16 March 2016.
Questlove hosted the tender love on Instagram after his father's death with the caption "I Love You." He also stated that his late father Lee Andrews used to take him on every stage concerts for drum lessons. In an interview with the Fresh Air in June 2013, he told that he grew up with the music that his father was engaged in and he had the respect for his father's legacy and career.
Questlove also has a sister named Donn T. She is a musician and has released her album Flight of the Donn T. She also has her roles on Netflix’s series April 21 and TLC’s Say Yes to the Dress.
Joins Jay-Z Against Mayor Of Philadelphia
He has also gone against the mayor of Philadelphia Jim Kenney. He joined the musician Jay-Z and showed his disappointment towards the administration’s decision to move the famous Made in America festival off the Ben Franklin next year.
He sarcastically showed his opposition to the administration’s decision on his Instagram video by asking the logic when someone cuts his nose to spit on his face on 19 July 2018.
Tweets For Demi Lovato's Health Recovery
The genius musician, Questlove tweeted for the quick recovery of the American singer Demi Lovato. On 25 July 2018, he prayed for her health, healing, and stability. He mentioned her as a right person and felt heartbroken to hear about her condition.
Demi was hospitalized in Los Angeles after a suspected heroin overdose. It happened shortly after the cancellation of Beat Shazam by the Fox network. She had battled against depression, eating disorder and addictions for years. Reportedly, she is in a stable condition now.
Questlove was born on 20 January 1971 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania as Ahmir Khalib Thompson. He holds an American nationality and belongs to African-American ethnicity. The music genius stands at 1.93 m (6 feet 3 inches) of height.