Austin Mahone was spotted out shopping in Miami, Fla. on Wednesday (February 20). It was reported that the singer – who stopped into the Apple store and later shopped for jewelry – was joined by his mom and a few friends. “haha looks like they caught me shopping,” he tweeted.
The YouTube star’s fans – who call themselves Mahonies – are trying to get the Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards to put their idol on the show and they’ve launched a campaign to get ‘#AustinMahoneKCA’ to trend on Twitter. “I can’t believe my mom my mahomies want to see me get slimed haha! #AustinMahoneKCA” Austin tweeted.
The 16-year-old has a big year coming up – he’ll soon be opening for Taylor Swift on tour! “I’m going to be on Taylor’s ‘RED’ tour, which I think starts in March. I’m really looking forward to hanging out with Taylor and performing with her – and having a blast because I’ve never been on a tour before!” Austin told Celebrity Teen Scoop exclusively.
A chance meeting a year ago was Austin‘s first meeting with Taylor. “I was at this little coffee shop and she walked in and I was like, ‘Omigod it’s Taylor Swift.’ So I walked up and asked, ‘Are you Taylor Swift’ and [when she said ‘yes’] I was like, ‘Hey, my name’s Austin Mahone and I’m a huge fan. Can I take a picture with you?”’ And she said, ‘Sure!’
“She was really nice. I told her I was on YouTube and she said, ‘That’s cool keep it up and work hard.’ And a year later I’m going on tour with her!”