These days Cody Simpson is a famous pop star who has gone on tour with Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber. But just a few years ago, Cody was playing covers of songs for a camera and uploading the videos to YouTube.
A lot has changed since then! Now Cody has over 5 million followers on Twitter and tons of fans! Speaking of fans, in a recent interview Cody told USA Today how social media has affected his friendship with his fans.
“It’s much more complex now because you have to share everything about you to your fans, to the public,” Cody said.
We know exactly what Cody's talking about. Nowadays, it's basically expected of celebrities to keep connected with fans through social media outlets like Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and more!
"Now it’s better to embrace people knowing everything about you," Cody said. "The more you share with your fans, the closer they feel like they can be to you. It’s more nowadays fans are less fans, and more friends.”
Aww! How sweet! Cody thinks of his fans as friends. Since he shares so much of his life with his fans, it's kind of true!
Click through this gallery to see Cody interacting with his fans — we mean friends — taking selfies with them, signing autographs and more! Do you think of yourself as more of a fan or a friend to celebs like Cody? Tell us in the comment section!