No one asked for it, but Twenty One Pilots delivered anyway, accepting their Grammy for Best Pop Duo or Group Performance in their underwear. Are they trying to make going pants-less the new underboob? We’re going with yes.
The group, who won for their single “Stressed Out,” dropped trou as they prepared to walk up on stage, displaying their presumably expensive boxer briefs for all the world to see. Apparently, as they told the audience during their acceptance speech, wearing their underwear during music’s biggest awards show is a tradition going back to before they were successful.
“The story, it starts in Columbus, Ohio, and it is a few years ago,” said lead singer Tyler Joseph.
“It was before [drummer] Josh [Dun] and I were able to make money playing music. And I called him up, and I said, ‘Hey, Josh, you want to come over to my rental house and watch the Grammys?’ And he said, ‘Yeah. Who is hanging there?’ And I said, ‘A couple of my roommates are coming to watch the awards with us.’ And as we were watching, we noticed every single one of us was in our underwear. And, seriously, Josh turned to me — and we were no one at that time– and he said, ‘If we ever go to the Grammys, if we ever win a Grammy, we should receive it just like this.’ So, not only is this amazing, but I want everyone who is watching at home to know that you could be next. So watch out, OK. Because anyone from anywhere can do anything. And this is that.”
Twenty One Pilots join a recent wave of pants-less celebs. In addition to Cordon and, later Beyonce herself at tonight’s Grammys, recent examples include Alexander Skarsgård, who did it at 2016 MTV Movie Awards, and Tom Hardy, who spends large swaths of his show “Taboo” pants-free. Oh, and also Lego Batman and Lego Robin in “The Lego Batman Movie.”