Shawn Mendes opened up our B96 Pepsi #JingleBash this Saturday and chatted with the J Show backstage before the show.
Although he’s from Canada, Shawn frequents Chicago a lot.
Before his performance, he revealed he was in town for about 3 days.
On Friday he did a special performance at Resurrection High School on the Northwest Side which he said was nerve-wrecking because he played for a gymnasium full of people “his age.”
But he did compliment Chicago on one thing.
“The people,” Shawn replied. “The people here are so welcoming.”
Shawn explained that he was at a gym that he visits whenever he’s in Chicago and downstairs there’s a bar where a bunch of older men began talking with him.
“Even though I’m a kid, they all started a conversation with me,” he exclaims.
Who knew someone would actually think Chicagoans are friendly?
Watch the interview above to find out what he thinks of not getting nominated for a GRAMMY and what it felt like to perform on SNL!