It’s been a big year for Austin Mahone. He performed at the VMAs where he took home an award for Artist to Watch, and now he’s getting ready to release a new single. The ‘What About Love’ singer also opened for Taylor Swift on her Red tour, and talked to BuzzFeed about what really went on backstage.
“She’s just a super-fun, nice girl,” he said. “Behind the stage she’s just super chill and likes to have fun. We had a food fight once. I threw some apples at her.”
“We were tossing food back and forth in her dressing room and then it just turned into a food war.”
Last year Austin talked exclusively with Celebrity Teen Scoop about his first meeting with the ’22’ singer. “I met her a year ago in Nashville,” he said of their 2011 meeting in Tennessee. “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!'”
The 17-year-old recalled the encouraging words he heard from his idol. “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!”