Sunday night’s (February 13) 53rd Grammy Awards featured no shortage of stars, from the nominees to the performers to the parents of the nominees and performers (we’re looking at you, Drake’s mom and the Smith family). Even stars who weren’t directly involved in the show were there to help celebrate, including Cyndi Lauper (who got an awful lot of screen time thanks to her always-reliable reaction shots) and Nicole Kidman (who accompanied husband Keith Urban and sang and danced along to most everything on stage).
Both international R&B sensation Jay Sean and “Jersey Shore” star Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi were in attendance as well. Snooki was busy hosting the MTV News live stream “Snooki & Sway: Live From the Grammys,” which Jay Sean was there to build buzz for his upcoming album Freeze Time.
When the two came together on the red carpet, they bonded over slang. Snooki has done plenty to introduce new words into the lexicon, and Jay Sean was more than happy to explain a British word to her.
“I just wanted to say that I really, really love your accent,” Snooki told Sean in the midst of his red carpet interview. “Can you say, ‘Yo Snooki, let’s smush’?”
Sean was game, though he wanted to take it a step further. “Instead of smush, I’ll tell you what we say,” he told the television star. “Let’s snog.”
Snooki had a bit of trouble with the vowel, but in the end, it made for a great step forward in international relations (especially following Snooki’s British accent). “I want to bring the British lingo over here, man,” Jay Sean told Sway. “We’ve got so many words you guys don’t use.”