Shawn Mendes has a new album coming out (and honestly, if you’ve heard one Shawn Mendes song you’ve heard them all), so lately he’s been making his rounds, doing online interviews and other boring promo stuff including talking about one-half of the beautiful, organic union: CabMen. During a virtual visit to SiriusXM, he was asked about ~those~ early quarantine zombie walks he took with his girlfriend (STILL) Camila Cabello. And, believe it or not, the story is as riveting as you’d think (no it’s not)!
According to People, Shawn spoke with SiriusXM Hits 1 on Friday following the release of his latest single Wonder and when prompted by the host to discuss those weirdo photos of him and Camila wandering around her parents’ Miami neighborhood, looking like the most popular twinks at the end of an orgy (WARNING: lots of uncomfortable heavy breathing ahead):
if Shawn was truly gay he would never walk this slow
— NICK-OR-TREAT 🧛🏼♂️ (@NICKTUMINO) April 1, 2020
Shawn laughed it off and claimed they were both in a state of meditation.
“Well, there’s this one video of Camila and I, and we’re like, walking down the street really slow. We almost look like zombies from The Walking Dead,” he recalled.
“Everyone’s like, ‘What the heck is going on with them? Are they on drugs?’ It’s funny ’cause in that moment we were just, pretty overwhelmed by the world. And we were like, ‘Oh, man. This is a really hard time. This is scary for everyone.’ We were just like, ‘Let’s just walk slow and kind of just meditate and be chill.’ It was this really peaceful moment between us, but it’s just so funny to see that, watching that video back,” he said.
To hear Shawn tell it, the two of them never needed drugs because their undying, immovable love for another was stronger than 50 tokes from a bong. As for Camila, there’s no word on what she has to say about the zombie walks. But Shawn said that they laughed themselves into coffins over it:
Mendes added, “We were dying, laughing because we literally looked like zombies. But yeah, it was like, ‘Guys, you know what? Like, I have a different mug every day. I have a different preference in my coffee mug. I’m sorry.’ “
I, for one, am going to take a big, salty look at that “different preference in my mug’” line and move the fuck along without comment.