Camila Cabello on Struggling to Call Shawn Mendes “Baby” and Stealing from Prince William
-I am so excited!
-We have so much to discuss. -Hi, guys!
[ Cheers and applause ] I haven’t been here in so long.
-I know. I missed you. We always have fun
when you’re here. Oh, I love you. That’s our thing
that we do all the time. -Wait, you know — I think you
were the first show that I did as a solo artist.
-I was. -With Shawn like 10 years ago. -I do remember that.
-Not 10 years ago. -No, yeah.
Actually, I have a picture of it actually,
because it’s very interesting. This is the first time
you debuted solo. And this is you and Shawn
on our show. -Oh, my God.
[ Cheers and applause ] -And then I was watching
the AMAs last week, and you and Shawn were
performing together. And there was this picture
of you and Shawn. [ Cheers and applause ] -We’re just, ah —
just slightly closer. -A lot has changed — a lot has
changed — a lot has changed since this and this. -We couldn’t have done
that there. -No.
-I would have been like… -Oh, really?
-Oh, yeah. We were awkward
and nervous and weird. And now we’re older
and nervous and weird. [ Laughter ] -I mean, this is purely like
two buddies, two friends. And then this is — Well, okay. -This is buddies, friends,
lovers. ♪ -Best friends and lovers ♪ Do you have any pet names
for each other? -You know, it’s so funny, ’cause
when we first started going out, it’s so weird — like, have any
of you here ever dated somebody that was your friend
for a really long time? -Yeah, I did.
I’m married to her. -Aww.
[ Audience aws ] Sweet.
-Thank you. Her name is Jennifer Lopez! [ Laughter ] She loves me right back. -But it’s kind of —
I don’t know if you found this, but it’s kind of weird
in the beginning, right? Like, it took me — it took me
like two months to be able to, like, call him “baby.” Like, I could not —
I didn’t want to say his name because we were dating
and I couldn’t call him baby, so I’d just be like,
“Hey, uh, you! [ Laughter ] “Can you hand me
that water over there?” -“Hey, guy,” yeah, yeah. -Yeah, I actually —
yeah, it’s weird. But it’s great. -And also when you’re
introducing them to each other or anything like that, you go,
“This is my, uh…” And you go, “girlfriend?” -Yeah, totally. -And then it’s like,
is that a big deal? And, like —
-Totally. Because the people around you
already know them, because you’ve known them
for a long time. So it’s just like,
and now we kiss and hold hands. [ Laughter ] -I am so psyched your album
is finally out. “Romance.”
-Me too. -Dude, I’ve heard —
[ Cheers and applause ] The songs I heard off it
are awesome. -Thank you so much. -There are so many different
sounds on it. -Thank you.
-That’s a lot for everybody. But then, I was reading — I was
like, this is the big headline. -Yeah, yeah, yeah.
-Today it’s the big headline. Yesterday, the big headline was, “Camila Cabello stole a pencil
from Prince William and it could be
worth thousands of pounds.” -This was terrifying
to wake up to. -You’re in big trouble, man. -I know. And it was a joke.
I was at the royal palace. I’m just a small-town girl. I’ve never been to
places like that. [ Laughter ] -This is such a Disney movie,
by the way. [ Laughter ] “I’ve never seen a pencil.”
Yeah, no. -Not a royal pencil! They’re different.
They smell different. -That’s not true.
[ Laughter ] -Anyway, I was at the royal
palace for the first time. And I was like, you know, should
I take a little bar of soap? Like should, like, a little —
Like, just a little souvenir. You know?
-Yeah, where’s your gift shop? -Bring back home to grandma. -If there was a gift shop,
I would go there. -Exactly, but there wasn’t.
-But there is no gift shop. -There wasn’t.
-So you’ve got to make your own. -Yeah, and they shouldn’t just
leave their pencils out in the open like that. So I just like — you know,
somebody dared me to take it. -And you just took it
and you just, like, hid it? -I took it and, like,
I put it in a purse. They, like, dared me.
I was like, “Oh, my God. I have a pencil
from the palace.” And so then I went and spoke
about it in, like, the BBC radio interview the next
day because I’m an idiot! [ Laughter ] And then it became
this headline. And I just was like — my mom
showed me and I got like — I’m the kind of person that
if I got in trouble in school, I would like — I would cry. Like if the teacher,
like, called me out, I would be like,
“I’m sorry I did that.” And I saw this headline
and I was like, “Oh, my God. Am I in trouble?” But I don’t know
where the pencil is. Arrest me. I’m sorry. [ Laughter ]
Don’t arrest me. -No, but you — you actually
don’t know where the pencil is. -I don’t know.
-She tried to return the pencil. She doesn’t know where
she put the pencil. -There is a royal pencil out
there somewhere on this Earth and we don’t know where —
-Where it is. You guys, call everyone you know
right now and wake them up. [ Laughter ] If they see a strange pencil
in their house — -If it smells royal. -What does it look like? -It’s yellow.
[ Laughter ] And it has a tip
and you can write with it, and it’s got some royal magical
energy to it that only people with the seventh sense can see. -Okay, good. Perfect.
[ Laughter ] I want to talk about
your career again. Just so I can say
you have a Grammy nomination. -Yes.
[ Cheers and applause ] -You have a new album
that’s out officially today, which is so —
I’m so happy to see you on the day that the album is out
because honestly, this is going to be
the number-one album tomorrow. And everyone is going to be
talking about this. So get it right now
and check it out. -Can I just say
that you are actually the sweetest human being and
you, like, support me so hard. And you’re just
a really nice person. I just feel like
I wanted to say it. [ Cheers and applause ]
-Thank you. Well, you don’t have to do that. I was reading Spotify
put out their list of the biggest songs
of the year. And do you know that your song
with Shawn, “Senorita,” has been streamed
over 1 billion times? -Wow. -It’s the most-streamed song
on Spotify. -That’s really so cool.
[ Cheers and applause ] That’s insane. -When does the tour start? -The tour starts next summer. -Next summer your tour starts.
-Yes. Yeah, yeah, yeah. And there’s tickets on sale now.
Yay! -Tickets are on sale now. [ Cheers and applause ] No, really. We want you to go
see Camila Cabello. We want — Camila wants you
to go see her so badly. -I personally do. Personally. -Everyone in the audience
tonight is getting their own tickets to go see
Camila Cabello wherever you want.
[ Cheers and applause ] Wherever you want. Wherever you are,
you want to see her. Make your plans now.
Camila Cabello, everybody!