Nick Jonas has been pretty busy these days. He recently announced his upcoming album Last Year Was Complicated and is prepping for his summer tour with Demi Lovato. But alongside all his music work, he took time out from his busy schedule for an AMA (Ask Me Anything) session on Reddit.
The former Jonas Brothers band member introduced himself as "a cigar enthusiast, golfer, tuna fish sandwich artist, uncle, diabetic, snowboarder, singer, songwriter, actor, and recovering teen star".
He went on to mention how Jay Z helped him pick the title of his new album while using the QnA session to plug his new video with Tove Lo. "The video is possibly NSFW depending on how cool your boss is," he wrote.
On Miley Cyrus's new wilder persona
One fan asked him for his view on ex Miley Cyrus's new avatar, to which Nick responded: "It's been a while since I spoke to Miley but I think that the persona is awesome and I think that she is living proof that you can continue to evolve as an artist and a creator. And I'm a huge Woody Allen fan, so I'm looking forward to seeing the show that she's doing with him."
Working with Tove Lo
Discussing his Close music video with Tove Lo, he stated: "Shooting the video itself was amazing. I knew that she would be famous when it came to the visuals for this video, which made the whole thing feel a lot better, because we do basically strip down to our underwear and roll around on the ground together. Which was...a little painful at times! But, a really fun video to shoot, and I loved seeing the reactions."
Last Year Was Complicated
Going on to talk about his meeting with Jay Z regarding his album, he recollected how the music mogul helped him find the right title. "Basically I went to play the music for Jay Z, who's now partners with my manager, Phil McIntyre," he revealed. "When he heard the record, I said, 'I think I have a title picked out,' and I told him. And he said, 'After hearing all the music, I don't think it's quite right. I think you should try thinking of some other things. Can you just tell me what this year of your life was like?' And I said, 'Last year was complicated.' And he said, 'That's it.' So he kinda helped me pick out the title, and having Jay Z in the corner was a good thing."
Hopes to collaborate with Prince and Kanye
Beyonce's husband may be the one to whom he owes his album's name but Nick has got two other musicians on his collaboration list. "I'd love to work with Kanye, and at some point in time, Prince would be amazing as well," he said on Reddit. "I had the chance to perform with Stevie Wonder at the Grammys with my brothers and play with Paul McCartney at the Whitehouse, so Prince is kinda like the completion to my Holy Trinity of music."
Living with diabetes
When one diabetic fan asked the 23-year-old how he manages having diabetes, the singer stressed the importance of living healthy and taking proper treatment. "Coping with diabetes is tough, regardless of what you do and how busy your schedule is. I've had challenges over the last couple years managing it," he said. Thankfully I've got a great doctor, and great tools that I use that help me kinda keep it all together. And you know, your A1C is gonna go up and down, so I'd just say try to stay encouraged, and if you check it as much as you can and you have a CGM, that's really helpful as well, and just kinda stay on top of it."
Others who took part in the AMA session asked Nick for his opinion on a variety of other subjects as well, from that Jonas Brothers-themed South Park episode to whether he prefers boxers or briefs (He opted for boxer-briefs — "The combo package is the best package to hold the package").
Last Year Was Complicated is set to be released on 10 June.