Conor Maynard has to resist the urge to lick the faces of those more famous than him
Story filed by Brad O'Mance on August 1, 2012
Conor Maynard had to try and control his instinctive need to to lick famous people’s faces when he first started out in this popstar lark.
Talking to MTV about all the people he’s ‘collaborated’ with on his new album – Frank Ocean, Ne-Yo, Pharrell etc etc etc – he said he had problems remembering social etiquette when he first met some of them.
“I had to control myself [and] not want to run in there and lick their faces. I had to control that,” he said. “I had to be normal at the same time.”
He also rattled off a story which we imagine Ne-Yo’s getting pretty sick of hearing about how he came to be ‘discovered’ doing covers on cult website YouTube.
“[Ne-Yo] told a story where one of his friends called him [like] ‘Yo man, isn’t this kid singing ‘Beautiful Monster’ better than you singing it?’” he explained. “He was a bit like ‘Ah, no, I’ll check that out.’ And he was like ‘Oh, damn, this kid does sing better than me.’”