Teen reggae sensation from Florida is still just a homeboy at heart

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 12 February, 2009, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 12 February, 2009, 12:00am

Jamaican-American reggae singer Sean Kingston is in town for a jam tonight at Club M1NT. The music sensation's Stand By Me-inspired catchy single Beautiful Girls was unavoidable on radio and in clubs and bars last year, and Kingston has been circling the globe promoting it. Hong Kong finally showed up on his itinerary this week. However, we wonder if the Florida native is a little homesick? Guess what attraction he requested to visit first?

'Yeah man, I wanted to go to Disneyland. They said it was kind of different over here so I wanted to take it in,' the Miami teen explained. 'I like it, man. It reminds me of San Francisco with all the hills and stuff. Man, I've been everywhere the last year - Dubai, Malaysia, Thailand, Africa, Japan, all over Europe. It's crazy. But I love it. You can't hate what you love doing. I love performing, talking to the fans, the shows. I love it.'

The gig here couldn't be more timely. He has a CD called Tomorrow being released today. Not bad for a kid that just turned 19. And the success hasn't turned him into an egomaniac. 'I'm just really into my family so they're always beside me, always telling me what to do and what not to do, know what I'm saying?'

Kingston's performance is after 9pm. Some tickets are still available at the door for HK$300.