EXCLUSIVE: Jasmine Villegas Talks Pop-Tarts Crazy Good Summer Tour & Upcoming EP

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Jasmine Villegas (a.k.a. Jasmine V) is gearing up for an incredible year! The 20-year-old singer is dropping a new EP and is part of the concert lineup for this summer's Pop-Tarts Crazy Good Summer tour.

The Pop-Tarts Crazy Good Summer tour will feature Demi Lovato, Emblem3, and Austin Mahone throughout its run.

We recently chatted with the "Didn't Mean It" singer to get the scoop on her new album, her dream collaboration, and the Pop-Tarts summer tour.

Check it all out in our exclusive interview below:

How excited are you for your new EP?

Oh I’m super excited! It’s like my first time putting anything like that out. My fans have been waiting for that for a really long time, so the fact that I get to put it out is going to be great. I’m excited. I can’t wait!

Awesome! We’re excited for it, too. Tell us a little bit about the inspiration behind it.

The whole inspiration behind the EP is making songs that are relatable not only for girls, but for boys too. And to be able to give them something that they can be like, wow she goes through it too it’s not just me and to help them get through the hard times. I’ve had fans come up to me and tell me that I’ve helped them and it’s a great feeling to know that you’re using your talent to help people instead of using it just to through it away. At the end of the day I think that’s the inspiration behind the CD.

Cool. Which track would you say is your most personal?

There’s actually a couple. One song that I have called “That’s Me Right There.” It’s basically I feel like for me, since I haven’t put a lot of music out, I feel like that song kind of represents my sound. To be able to come out and everybody’s first look on me and to just, you know, after all these years of trying to find myself and create myself, I finally did.

I have this other song called “Saturday Love,” which is actually one of the fan favorites when we did all of the listening sessions. It’s about a girl tired of being second best for the guy that she’s in love with and he only hits her up when everybody else cancels. That’s her way of getting out of that relationship and just respecting herself a little more. I think a lot of girls can relate to that, so those would probably be two of my personal favorites.

Okay. So what or who inspired you to go into music?

To be totally honest with you, I didn’t think of seeing it as a career at all. Being a singer wasn’t like the first thing that came to my head. When you ask little kids, what do you want to be when you grow up? It was definitely never on the list ever. I actually wanted to be a vet because I loved animals and it was my top favorite thing. I just wanted to be a vet and take care of animals.

But I loved singing. I would sing in front of my family when we would have these family fiestas — two every year. I was like a little jukebox for the family and they would have me, and my older brother he would rap, and I would sing. It was a little entertainment for the family, and I actually started with acting and modeling and I went to L.A. -- I’m from the bay area. I moved to LA, and was walking down the street singing, and some guy heard me sing. That was actually the first time I ever considered making it a career because my dad would tell me there’s so many people out there doing the same things you are so the odds of you making it, you know, it’s a little bit of odds. That was probably the moment when everything stopped and I thought maybe I can make something of singing.

I think that’s where it all started. I was 11-years-old and some guy told me I had a pretty voice, and here I am now still working at the dream.

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