J.R. Rotem signed Minnesota-native Auburn well before the producer discovered the likes of Jason Derulo and Iyaz. The “La La La” singer and Rotem go way back – so it shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise that she has a special nickname for him.
“That’s ‘Cookie!’” exclaimed Auburn, referring to Rotem. “There’s this place in Hollywood where they have the best cookies, and they’re called DeLuscious Cookies. The average person can only eat one, or a half of one. J.R. ate like six!”
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Auburn credited Rotem’s diet with the reason why he devoured so many – as she claims he’s a very healthy eater most of the time, so this was his one chance to splurge.
The singer didn’t just talk about food though – she also revealed that Rotem will executive producer her LP. The album is still untitled, and could be released as early as December. First though, a tour with Beluga Heights tour mate Jason Derulo is on the docket.
“Someone ‘tweeted’ me today and said, ‘Is it true that you and Jason Derulo date?’ No!” Auburn emphatically denied, border-line disgusted by the thought. “Those questions are really weird; it feels like incest to me.”
This is Auburn’s first proper tour – she opened for Keyshia Cole before signing a record deal. The trek with Derulo begins in Philadelphia on September 27.