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Austin Mahone: Why Drake Is His Biggest Inspiration

Mon, November 11, 2013 4:12pm EDT by Emily Longeretta Add first Comment
Austin Mahone Inspiration

Before taking the stage at the MTV EMAs, Austin Mahone told that he couldn’t wait to get back to work after his scary illness, and that he really hopes to pair up with Drake! Now that’s a collaboration we want to see.

Austin Mahone is feeling and sounding better than ever, as we heard when he performed his new single, “Banga Banga” — but he’s ready to take on some collaborations!

Austin Mahone: Drake Is My Biggest Inspiration

Austin’s been working on his new album, and his career just keeps getting bigger and bigger — that’s because of the amazing artists that he’s looked up to over the years.

“I would say my biggest inspiration would be Drake,” Austin told at the U.S. telecast of the MTV EMAs on Nov. 10. “I just think he’s really good musically, he’s very lyrical. I mean I’m signed to Cash Money, so hopefully I’ll get a song with him. I mean he’s my biggest inspiration so that’d be pretty cool.”

We would love to see a Drake and Austin mashup! However, he’s not the only big artist he wants to pair up with — we actually may see him work with another talented musician, Jason Derulo!

“I know Jordin Sparks said she wanted to do a duet with me, so that’d be really cool. Maybe Jason Derulo,” Austin added.

Jason, who was also at the event, chatted with Austin later on in the day, where we overheard them talking about possibly recording together!

Austin Would Work With Miley, But Will Not Twerk

While Austin told us he would absolutely work with Miley Cyrus because she’s super talented, don’t expect him to get on stage and twerk!

“I’ll leave that up to her,” he told So without twerking, how does he pick up ladies? He said he doesn’t have a lucky lady at the moment, but he’s totally girl crazy!

When it comes to pick up lines and ice breakers, this is how he snags a girl:

I would go up to a girl and say, ‘Hey, Do you know how much a polar bear weighs?’ and she would be like, ‘No.’ And I would say, ‘Enough to break the ice. Hi, I’m Austin Mahone.’

Well, that would work for us!

HollywoodLifers — would you want to hear a Drake & Austin collaboration? Let us know!

WATCH: Austin Mahone – Banga Banga (Live @ EMAs Kickoff)

— Emily Longeretta

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