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Exclusive interview with 90s teen heartthrob Aaron Carter

By Ellen Brait | March 7, 2013

After a break from throwing house parties, Aaron Carter, the teen pop sensation is back and ready to throw some crazy parties just like in the old days. Hopefully no lamps will be broken or cushions will be spilled on this time. The News-Letter caught up with Aaron Carter to discuss his upcoming tour, his recent experience on Off-Broadway and his relationship status.

The News-Letter (N-L): Recently, you’ve been trying a lot of new things from performing in Off Broadway to being on a Food Network reality series. What made you decide to come back to music and perform concerts again?

Aaron Carter (AC): I kind of felt like all the things that I was doing got me prepared for a tour and I’ve been telling my fans I’m going to tour for a while. Finally somebody just believed in me and that’s all it took. It took an agent named Alex Ross to believe in me and he did and we booked 65 shows and we’re selling out in a lot of the shows.

 

N-L: Who is your target audience now?

AC: I still have a lot of younger fans and the generation keeps reverting back to being young. I have older fans too but the younger girls seem to be more excited and more vivacious and really appreciative of being there also. But older fans, they seem appreciative but they’re living in nostalgia so sometimes their reaction isn’t the same as the younger girls. Sometimes they just kind of stare.

 

N-L: Which of your songs is your favorite to perform?

AC: I would say “My First Ride” is my favorite.

 

N-L: Are there any bands or artists you want to perform with in the future?

AC: I like Tony Simpson. I like One Direction, they would be fun to do some shows with.

 

N-L: What advice would you give current pop stars like One Direction?

AC: I would just say keep your head on right and love your fans and appreciate them because if you don’t, in a few years you’ll be gone.

 

N-L: What usually inspires your music?

AC: It depends. It depends on what I’m feeling that day. It depends on what I’m going through. I mean, inspiration comes from all kinds of things. Mostly energy though, you know. I’m an energy person. So, if my energy’s off, then I’m not going to be good that day.

 

N-L: Do you write a lot of your own music?

AC: I write a lot of music, not a lot of my own. For the most part, I leave that up to other people. I am involved heavily in the creative process, though.

 

N-L: You recently starred in an Off Broadway show. What was that experience like?

AC: It was very difficult, very hard. I really liked the experience because it really toughened me up and helped me grow into my own.

 

N-L: Now for a few sillier questions. Are you seeing anyone right now?

AC: No, I’m single.

 

N-L: Looking back, what is your opinion of the Lindsay Lohan and Hilary Duff feud?

AC: I’m not commenting anymore for that. It was a long time ago. Every angle has been talked about in that situation. I don’t really have anything else to say.

 

N-L: Lastly, what are your plans for the near future besides the tour?

AC: Just touring and doing an album. Just music.

 

Aaron Carter will perform in Annapolis at Rams Head On Stage on Sat., March 9 at 12:30 p.m.


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