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Sean Kingston excited to join Justin on tour

Sean Kingston excited to join Justin Bieber on tour

Sean Kingston, who next week kicks off a tour with ‘tween idol Justin Bieber that Sept. 4 brings them to a sold-out show at Allentown Fair, says he met the sensation before he was famous, and they clicked right away.

Kingston, in a telephone interview Tuesday, said he met Bieber a year ago, before the release of his first album “My World,” through his manager. Kingston already had hits with “Beautiful Girls,” “Take You There” and “Me Love.”

“It was just that type of relationship where you knew we had a connection from the jump,” Kingston says. “I met him, we vibed, we just talked for a long time. … He was like, ‘Yo, I look up to you; I like your music and we definitely should do something .‘ And we put it into action.

“We actually did it on a personal note — switched numbers and stuff like that,” Kingston says. He says Bieber came to his hometown of Miami in February for the Super Bowl and called him.

“He’s like, ‘Yo, man, bro, I’m down here, man … Let’s work, man, I’m here,’ ” Kingston said. “And he came over – I have a studio in my house – and we did a couple records.”

Among them was the duo’s hit “Eeenie Meenie,” which, released in March, was a Top 15 song – the second-highest charting song of Bieber’s short career. It appears on his album “2.0,” also released in March.

Of writing with Bieber, Kingstons says, “The energy’s bananas, man, ‘cause he’s young and I’m still young. [Kingston is 20]. So it definitely was a great vibe. “

Three other songs the two did together may also see the light of day later, Kingston said.

Kingston said the idea for him and Bieber to tour together, “really and truly … was just so brilliant – as far as the management side. My and his managers are like close friends, so they talked about it – ‘The record is doing good, it‘d be great to have Sean on the tour.’

“It’s definitely going to be great,” Kingston says. “I’m definitely looking forward to it. It was a great idea.”