Wat A Gwaan! Love him or hate him, you can't deny that Sean Kingston knows how to crank out radio-friendly bangers. His latest single, "Fire Burning," is steadily climbing up the music charts; more importantly, it's a mainstay in those type of clubs where the white girls get silly. As the song stays in rotation, Kingston is prepping his forthcoming album, Tomorrow, which drops on September 22 and reportedly features a Lil Wayne guest appearance. While the hit-maker was in town recently, he stopped by the Complex office to give us some commentary on some videos relating to Spencer Pratt, groupie video chicks, and his now-infamous "Blackberry Bold" WSHH video. Check what SK had to say in this latest installment of YouTubin' With The Stars...
Interview by Grace Efuwape
CLIP #1: "NOBODY IN THE U.S. GOT A BLACKBERRY BOLD"
Kingston says: Yo, look how many views that got. That's crazy. Yeah, that was a big issue. My chain didn't get robbed. I had sent my assistant to send a package to my jeweler in New York. The jeweler even showed the security cameras to prove he never received the package. The assistant isn't around anymore; I fired him. Like, why would you put $500 insurance on something worth $500,000? What part of the game is that? [Laughs.]
CLIP #2: "I'M A CELEBRITY, GET ME OUT OF HERE" SPENCER PRATT'S RAP DEBUT
Kingston says: Being on The Hills was great 'cause I had a blast with Audrina. We shot the scene when she was interning at the record label, Epic. I never ran into Spencer though. Oh, he's rapping now? Look at this. His swag is...nah. He's probably a cool dude but I don't know about this. [Laughs] Spencer Pratt? Sounds like Kyla Pratt. I mean, Kyla Pratt can do a better job than him.
CLIP #3: "THE E.N.D. OF DAYS" BY IT'S THE REAL
Kingston says: Yeah I heard about the fight between Will.I.Am and Perez Hilton. [Laughs]. You saw the Spectacular video? [Laughs]. He did another video. Why would you do that? That makes people talk about it even longer. As soon as I saw it, I hit him up about it. He's not gay. I know for a fact that he's not gay 'cause he has a girlfriend. You ever been to a preview of his show before? They grind on the floor with their pants off like that all the time; nobody ever says nothing about that. On their last single on Late Night Special, they grinded with the same panties he had on. No homo. They grind on the floor and don't nobody never talk about it but he does it on World Star and people wanna talk. That's what he does [Laughs]. I mean, it's not my direction but to each his own. I know he's not gay though, I'll tell you that. I don't know about the Will.I.Am and Perez Hilton incident. I don't really think that Will.I.Am's manager did that and now Will.I.Am is saying it's a fan.
CLIP #4: "VIDEO MODEL CALLS SEAN KINGSTON A GROUPIE"
Kingston says: Yeah, I don't wanna talk about it. Nah, there's no side to the story. She's a stalker. She's the stalker. Her story is right but it's the other way around. On the real though, I don't wanna talk about that. I had a crazy stalker though. I had a girl that drove behind my tour bus on the Chris Brown tour. She was just crazy, just trying to get my autograph. Then I come back here to New York, this is about two years ago after going on 106 & Park to drop "Take You There" and I come back and she's standing in front of my hotel. I don't know how she knew where I was staying at. It tripped me up. I really don't mess with groupies; I'm really focused. I guess [Chyna] is a groupie. Call her a groupie. [Laughs].
CLIP #5: "PASS THE DUTCHIE" MUSIC VIDEO FROM MUSICAL YOUTH
Kingston says: I love this. I wasn't even born when this came out. These kids are how old? They look mad young and they singing about the Dutchie. I can understand if they were like 13, 14, or 15 years old but they were young.
CLIP #6: "BEAUTIFUL GIRLS" BY JOJO
Kingston says: I like it. Her version didn't go nowhere. She's beautiful though; I'd go out with her. I remember the rumor that I was going out with Paula Deanda but I only worked with her and that was it. I dig Jordin Sparks but she's linked up already. I think Meagan Good is on a whole 'nother level than Megan Fox. That girl is gorgeous from head to toe. I idolize her every time I see her. There is nothing wrong about that girl. That girl is B-E-A-U-TI-FUL, toes and everything. [Laughs.]
CLIP #7: ELEPHANT MAN AND BUJU BANTON FREESTYLE WITH TIGGA
Kingston says: I like Elephant Man. Tigga can rap; he's dope. [Laughs.] He was killing it when he used to freestyle in the Bassment at Rap City. Yeah, that was tight. Tigga did his thing. Elephant Man took it. He killed it though. He switched it up; sped it up. I like that. That was real nice.