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Origin behind "We Got a Ring" song


By now, it's stuck in your head.

"We got a ring."

On the steps of City Hall, Justin Tuck called up Andre Brown in the middle of the Lombardi Trophy presentation to New York. The defensive captain asked the practice squad running back for his rendition of the short rap captured on the team plane back from Indianapolis.

The day before, Mark Herzlich posted a video on YouTube of Brown singing, and within less than 24 hours, the 50-second clip had more than a million hits.

Tuck felt it needed a bigger stage.

"Oh my goodness, I got nervous," Brown later said of his unexpected moment at the podium. "I was nervous. I mean before I knew it I was in the middle of the stage in New York City doing it. It was a cool feeling."

Before he was called up, Michael Strahan, who was co-hosting the event, gave him some encouragement.

"He was like, 'Don't be afraid of the moment,'" Brown said of the former Giants. "So I just went up there and did it."

But what is now sure to be a national sensation actually began between two teammates on the field at Lucas Oil Stadium.

As confetti fell after the Super Bowl XLVI victory, Brown came up with the lyrics while talking to Deon Grant.

"I was just sitting there thinking, 'Hey, I got a ring,' Brown said. "He got one too."

That's how the veteran ended up next to him in the aisle of the plane in the video. Just like Tuck would do later, the veteran Grant demanded a performance. 

"DG was like let's run with it and he kept amping me up and I did it," Brown said. "He was like 'Hey, 'Dre, you remember the song you were singing to me after the game?' He just called me up and I started singing it again."

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