Riz Ahmed talks about his friendship with Lin-Manuel Miranda on the Tonight Show
Q: “How did you get involved with the Hamilton Mixtape?”
Riz: “I just started stalking [Lin]. I saw Hamilton, and I was like ‘this is so incredible, he’s so talented’, and I just found out his manager’s email and I just sent a long email going like 'you’re so amazing, I love your show, you’re a genius, thank you for creating this’.
I didn’t hear anything for like a month, and I guess Lin’s that guy who just does a deep dive on everything, he just knows so much, he’s got a giant brain. And he just hit me back and was like 'I checked out all of your music, all of your links, all of your stuff. I want you to be in this mixtape’. And…I thought it was a fake email.”