Flashback: 12-Year-Old Aaron Carter Wanted to be a Marine Biologist
By Ashley Crossan
Here's a little bit of old school for you -- that goes a little something like this:
The "flyest kid on the block" celebrated his 27th birthday Dec. 7th -- so we're taking a trip down memory lane back to the year 2000, when ET caught up with 12-year-old Aaron Carter for the release of his album "Aaron's Party (Come Get It)."
"I just wanted it to be like a party and for everybody to like my music because I want all different kinds of audiences," Aaron told ETof his sophomore album.
Back then, "all the fine girls couldn't turn him down," including one crazed fan who took it a step too far.
"A fan jumped on the back of the [tour] bus and was clinged on it and hooked on the ladder, and was on the back of the bus for like two hours," said Aaron. "I said, ‘here -- if you get off, I'll sign an autograph and we'll call a cab for you to go home.’"
While Aaron was a pre-teen star on the rise, the effects of fame were already hitting him -- especially when it came to his friends.
"I try to have friends but if I tell them anything, they get kind of jealous," Aaron told ET. "When they come over the house it's, 'I want to play Nintendo in your house! Can I go in your house? Can I meet your brother?' Stuff like that."