9/14/11

Kingsley Interview


Recently I had the chance to interview the hilarious YouTube personality, Kingsley! Check out the interview below. Also, thanks to everyone that sent me questions on Twitter! I wish I could've picked all of you. I'll definitely include you all in my future interviews.

Hello! First can you please introduce yourself and tell us a little bit about yourself?
“My name is King. I am 20 years old, I live in Missouri (well, I move to California on the September 13th… I don’t know when you’ll publish this lol) and I make YouTube videos where I rant about life, pop culture and other things under the personality of Kingsley.”

Why did you start Vlogging, and did you ever expect to become as popular as you have become?
“I started vlogging originally because I was obsessed with VH1 reality shows, and none of my friends really were, and I wanted to have discussions about what happened on TV with people. So after every new episode of New York Goes To Work, Charm School and Megan Wants a Millionaire (for the short time it was on air), I would upload recaps and people would watch and we’d talk in the comments section. I never, ever expected anything to come from it.”

What was your original plan when you started making YouTube videos?
“It’s funny looking back now, but I really just planned to continue doing VH1 recaps. When I started was the time that their reality programming was still going strong, so I was expecting more seasons of Flavor of Love, Rock of Love, Daisy of Love, etc to have for material. Obviously, that never happened.”

At what point did you realize "Wow..this is big."
“My first video that got over 100,000 views was after the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards. I was yelling at Kanye West for being an idiot. It was my first upload to get featured on the front page of YouTube and I was just so excited. But I think it really hit me around Easter of 2010, when Ashton Kutcher tweeted my “Birds” video. After that I was just dumbfounded, because I was like “Who the heck is watching me?”

Favorite recent celebrity scandal? 
“When I heard Trace Cyrus got Brenda Song pregnant, I laughed really hard.”

Do a lot of people notice you in public? Do you like that or not?
“I wouldn’t say “a lot” but… I don’t know. It’s weird to explain. On campus, I get recognized a lot, but I feel like that happens because people are looking for me because they know I am there. Same for certain public places, because of Twitter. For instance, when I went to King’s Island, I tweeted about it beforehand because I’d never been and I was freakin’ excited to go. People came up to me for pictures and stuff, but I feel like if they hadn’t known I was going to be there, they wouldn’t have noticed. Do you know what I mean?”

What's an interesting fact about you that many people may not know?
“I have 3 tattoos, all Britney-related. My first one says “living in sin is the new thing”, the second one “if u seek amy” and the third just says “unusual” – where they are is irrelevant. All of them were impulsive decisions, but I like them for now. When I don’t like them anymore, I will remove them. I already have the money saved just in case.”

Who is you're favorite recording artist at the moment.
“Britney Spears."

@inesfranciscoo asks, "what's your favourite video of yours? Your videos are the greatest by the way!"
“My favorite video is probably “Rihanna Likes It, Likes It” just because it was one of the rare videos where I was genuinely irked, because I am OBSESSED with S&M and it annoyed me that it was so censored as far as the video and performances. My video wasn’t too over-the-top, and I cared about what I was saying, plus the part where I am imitating Rihanna with the red t-shirt on my head is THE ONLY part of any video that I have ever uploaded that makes me laugh out loud. I hate watching my videos.”

@JackieWarner13 asks, "what is your opinion on Nick Jonas & Delta Goodrem being together? lol"
“I love Nick Jonas. I don’t even know who Delta Goodrem is.”

@Kitkate421 says, "you've said that you aren't as crazy in real life as you are in your blogs, what are you really like?"
“Take Kingsley and soften his voice and take away most of the hand movements and eye rolls and the hat and the anger, and you’ve pretty much got me. I’m silly and sarcastic, just not so loud about it. If I don’t know you, I’m very shy until I get to know you. It’s funny because when people who watch my videos come up to me, they’re all hesitant and then after I speak, there’s a complete change. Some people are relieved and some are disappointed. It all just cracks me up.”

@gylikalis would like to know "Who do you hate the most?"
“Those hamsters in that Kia commercial. They’re ridiculous and they think they are so cool.”

@HumorUs2Heinous says, "what do you see yourself doing profesionally in 5-10 years because you're hilarious and I hope you have a show I can tune into."
“I have no idea! I don’t really want a TV show to be honest. I never have. My biggest dream has always been to appear on Chelsea Handler’s roundtable for just one episode of Chelsea Lately. That’s it. My dream job would be to work for a record label and manage an artist or band or something, because some of these people don’t know what the heck fans want. Who knows though? I’m still young; I don’t know what is going to happen to me. I just know I’m not going to be a bus driver. Not that there is anything wrong with bus drivers, I just couldn’t drive around a bunch of children everyday.”

That was the last question. I want to thank you for taking the time to speak with Jay Swag Entertainment News. Do you have any last thoughts or comments?
“I just want to thank everyone who watches me on YouTube or follows me on Twitter or both and just anyone who supports me in any way. I’ve connected with so many awesome people through my videos. It is ridiculous. I only continue to make videos because people watch them. When I read comments and tweets and people tell me I make their day, or that they were feeling crappy until I made them laugh, it makes me happy! The Internet is a cool place. You can reach people everywhere, and that is so cool to me.”


-Jay P-

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Omg he's great. I love this interview

Kayla said...

Literally one of my fav ppl on YouTube. Ever thought about Jenna?

HayyyLeyyy said...

Lmao Kingsley driving a bus would be the greatest thing ever. He gives me life.

Anonymous said...

Hii! I just found your blog from Kingsley. How do you get all these interviews? Theyre really good beeteedubs

Anonymous said...

iLuv this. Lmao his videos crack me up and get me through all my bad days. Thanks Kingsley for making the best vids, and thanks jay p for interviewing him!

Shai said...

Ahahaha the answer about the hamsters is too funny. I love Kingsley

Bryana said...

Lmfao gud interview

Anonymous said...

I love it! Who's next

Dominique said...

I be dyingg during his videos. Lmao the one about sluts cracks me up

Anonymous said...

i loved the interview ; ) kingsley is my favv

Anonymous said...

I bet you think youre just so cool cuz you get to interview celebrities and stuff dont you..

Anonymous said...

^^^^ I bet you he doesn't. You're jealous. Hater

Jade said...

Great interview:)

Anonymous said...

ahhahahahhaahahhaha lmfaooo