Aaron Carter is performing at Crash Mansion in NYC on October 17th. I chatted with him the night before to see what new developments he had up his sleeve. Although, he didn’t have details on his world tour or album yet, we talked about his fans, his SMA nominations and working with Johnny Wright again.
What’s the hardest part about your comeback?
The hardest part is being true to myself and understanding who you are. There are certain precautionary steps I have to take. It’s not like I have the best image in the world.
What’s the most rewarding part?
Love. The fans. They’re all that really matter to me. They’re completely responsible for everything.
Can you tell us about the show at Crash Mansion in New York?
I’m so excited about it! I’ll be performing music no one’s heard before with a new sound.
You’re doing your own choreography, how difficult is that for you?
I’m a live performer and when the pressure is on, I’m at my best. Dancing with the Stars really helped me get some moves together. I’m developing a new style of dance. I’m still working on my mind, body and soul.
Last time we spoke, we talked about a future album. Are you any closer to that goal?
I’ve started the process, but I want to make sure my music is relevant to me and actually means something to me.
You’re working with Johnny Wright again. How did that come about?
[As a teenager] I went through a lot of bullsh*t. Sorry [laughs]. I was lost. Johnny was there in the very beginning of my career and he was strictly involved in developing me as an artist. I didn’t want to come back out without him.
So you’re nominated for Best Dance Song and Favorite Male Artist in the 2010 StarShine Music Awards.
That’s awesome! StarShine’s been an amazing magazine!
You’re up against the Backstreet Boys.
[Laughs] Oh really? They can let me take home a couple.
You’re also up against Justin Bieber and Lady Gaga.
Wow. I have nothing but respect for Justin Bieber, doing what he’s doing at his age. If I don’t win, I won’t be like “aw, damn”. I’m happy for whoever gets it. They deserve it. I’m just excited to be part of it.
Is there anything you’d like to say to your fans?
I love all my fans dearly—all the fans that read StarShine… The support group I have is amazing. You were there when I really had no one else. I have so much love I wanna give to the world. I won’t ever stop. Till death do we part. Not everything is going to go the way we for see it. We have to adapt or else we’ll be prehistoric and be extinct.