Carly Rae Jepsen Complains About Getting Recognized in Public: "Sometimes You're Just Not in the Mood"

“Call Me Maybe” singer opens up her experiences in and around Los Angeles
By Mike Vulpo Aug 19, 2015 7:19 PMTags
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Everybody knows that being famous has its pros and cons.

Sure there's the great fashion, fancy parties and a huge chance of becoming BFFs with an A-list star. For better or worse, however, celebs also lose any chance of anonymity once they hit it big.

Carly Rae Jepsen knows it all too well after her single "Call Me Maybe" went viral on radio stations across the country.

"It was shocking to me to be recognized," she told Time while promoting her upcoming album E•MO•TION. "It was shocking to have no makeup on and go to the store and have people be like, ‘Oh, hey.'"

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She continued, "Everyone's experience with LA is either love, or it takes a couple years to adjust to it, if you've come from a different world. I landed in a place that I had never spent any significant time before, and I was suddenly famous."

During one trip to Starbucks, Jepsen didn't exactly feel like chatting with anyone. In fact, she told the barista that her name was Jessica. Unfortunately, the employee recognized the singer and still put Carly on the cup.

"I was like, ‘Really?' Sometimes you're just not in the mood," she explained. "I remember going to fro-yo, and I didn't have [cash]. The girl was like, ‘Are you the girl…' and I was like, ‘No, I get that a lot though!' I just would like my fro-yo and to get out of here."

With her album release date scheduled for Friday, the 29-year-old is hoping the attention stays on her new songs that were recorded in a three-year period.

And if you're hoping for another catchy single, Jepsen has some good news to share.

"For lovers of pop music, I want to be able to scratch that itch. I love pop music from the ‘80s because there's so much longing in it," she explained. "The melodies aren't just hooky for the moment and annoying in your head—it's emotional. That was my mission statement. I wanted to make an emotional ‘80s pop album." 

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