The Guardian interviews Naughty Boy about his rise to fame and overcoming his shyness.
I notice the changes in my life all the time. I was performing in Dubai this year and noticed that the most beautiful girls in the world were coming up to me they didn’t know who I was, but they knew I was “somebody”. It was funny they were the kind of girls who would have avoided me a year ago because I was a hoodie-wearing rudeboy. That’s when I thought: “Shit, not only is this international I can get girls!
If I get shy now I think: “Well, I’m a little Pakistani boy from Watford and I’ve just sold 2m singles.” That helps.