Phillip Phillips: “I Am a White Guy…and I Do Play Guitar” (VIDEO)

American Idol 11 winnner, Phillip Phillips’ recent interview with Much Music in Toronto was sort of wacky, but notable for a few moments.

  • Phillip, hysterically, puts on a bit of a Canadian accent to tease the crowd.
  • Although the singer’s hit, “Home” is featured in a Tim Horton’s ad, he’d never heard of the Canadian coffee and doughnut shop.
  • He says he doesn’t plan to watch the new season of American Idol.
  • He’s had people he doesn’t know come up to him and claim to be distantly related.  “I might have a creepy family,” says Phillip.
  • According to Phillip, the only reason the paps follow him is because he is “weird looking.”
  • A true WGWG–Phillip loves his guitar and takes it with him everywhere.
  • Phillip likes to call Ryan Seacrest “Little Ryan”.

When the  interviewer brings up the White Guy With Guitar meme,  Phillip says, “It’s true….I am a white guy and I do play guitar.”  Afterward, the interviewer presents Phillip with a t shirt with #WGGN1S  emblazoned on the front and encourages his fans across the world to trend it.

The letters, by the way, stand for “White Guy With a Number 1 Single.”  Phillip has no plans to wear it. Ever.

Watch the interview below:

Via PPhillipsOnline–bwt55qyGk

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