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  • - This is not what I Googled.

  • This is not the scene from "Meet the Fockers,"

  • I'll tell you that.

  • [laughing] Why am I nervous?

  • Oh, my goodness.

  • [suspenseful music]

  • - [Interviewer] Is your name Lilly Singh?

  • - Yes, my name is Lilly Singh.

  • - [Interviewer] Are you the host

  • of "A Little Late with Lilly Singh?"

  • - I am the host of "A Little Late with Lilly Singh."

  • - [Interviewer] You ready to do this?

  • - All right, I am completely, 110% ready

  • to be very honest with you in this video.

  • [banging]

  • - [Interviewer] Are you nervous?

  • - A little bit.

  • - [Interviewer] Why is that?

  • - My outfit gets wrinkled very easily,

  • and also I'm just naturally a very honest person

  • so I think I'm gonna reveal some things about myself

  • that are embarrassing.

  • - [Interviewer] Why don't we start with YouTube?

  • Do you watch other people's YouTube channels?

  • - I definitely do not watch people on YouTube, no.

  • - [Interviewer] Is that true?

  • Never?

  • - Occasionally I'll watch my friends

  • because I enjoy them as people,

  • but for someone who makes YouTube videos,

  • I watch very little YouTube.

  • - [Interviewer] So have you ever watched

  • the Try Guys' stuff?

  • - I have watched some of the Try Guys' stuff

  • because I would consider them friends.

  • - [Interviewer] Do you have a favorite Try Guy?

  • - The Try Guy I think I've spent

  • the most time with is Eugene.

  • And I think we both kind of have the connection

  • of like, oh my God, underrepresented, minority.

  • Wow, me too, sick!

  • So we have that connection.

  • But I think they're all very sweet.

  • - [Interviewer] Is that true?

  • - Yes.

  • - [Interviewer] Are you a subscriber to their channel?

  • - Can't say with 100% confidence

  • that I'm subscribed to their channel.

  • I feel like the subscribe function

  • has become just dust, to be honest, on YouTube.

  • Obviously I'm saying this

  • because my subscribers have not grown,

  • so this is just my defense mechanism.

  • - [Interviewer] What about the D'Amelio's?

  • Do you ever watch what Charli or Dixie does?

  • - I only have watched some TikToks from Charli,

  • because I know she's like the queen of TikTok.

  • I think I've watched half of a video on YouTube,

  • maybe the one she did with James Charles.

  • I generally don't find the vlogging stuff

  • very entertaining to watch, myself.

  • That's on me.

  • I'm sure she's lovely.

  • You know what's funny?

  • I vlog, so people probably don't watch me either.

  • I know they don't watch me either

  • because I can see my views, but.

  • - [Interviewer] If let's say you were just moving

  • to L.A. now, would you join one of the collab houses?

  • - If I was the same age I am right now

  • and where I am in my career,

  • I do not think I would join one of those collab houses.

  • 'Cause that type of content,

  • I don't think anything's wrong with it,

  • it just personally doesn't fulfill me.

  • Like I think I like more scripted film type stuff.

  • - [Interviewer] That check out?

  • - She's telling the truth.

  • - That's the truth, I can't keep up with the young'uns.

  • They can pick up choreo like this [snapping].

  • The 12 year olds have abs.

  • I'm like, how is this happening?

  • How is this all happening?

  • I can't compete with that.

  • That's the, I know my place.

  • - [Interviewer] Do you stay up to date on YouTuber drama?

  • - I do everything in my power to avoid hearing about drama,

  • except for every other day where I cave

  • and I read all about it on Twitter.

  • But I genuinely don't like having that energy in my life.

  • So I try to avoid it.

  • - [Interviewer] Would you say that posting a breakup video

  • is a cheap way to get views?

  • - I definitely think posting a breakup video

  • is a cheap way to get views.

  • I also think it's a genius thing,

  • and I applaud everyone that has done it.

  • - [Interviewer] Would you ever post a breakup video?

  • - I don't think I would post a breakup video,

  • mostly because I wouldn't post a video

  • saying this is the person I'm with.

  • So it wouldn't make any sense [laughing].

  • I'm a pretty private person, but that's me right now.

  • Who knows, I could completely change next year.

  • - [Interviewer] Do you think it's hard to get famous

  • on YouTube these days?

  • - I would say it is very hard to get famous

  • on any social media platform these days

  • because there's so many people doing it.

  • - [Interviewer] Would you make a bad video

  • if there were guaranteed views?

  • - I do cheap stuff sometimes for views,

  • like my mom roasting me or like talking about something

  • that might be a little bit more tea spilling.

  • But me personally,

  • it's just not the type of content that fulfills me.

  • So if you look at my vlog channel, like This is Real Real,

  • I do not get a lot of views at all.

  • And it's because my vlog titles are boring

  • and my thumbnails are boring,

  • and they're like, I went to work today.

  • I sat at my desk.

  • It's like things I actually am doing in my day

  • and I just can't put myself in the position to be like,

  • I'm giving away $10,000 to someone who flips a coin.

  • Other people are doing that,

  • and they have the guts for that, and I just do not.

  • I just can't do it.

  • - [Interviewer] So you'll never give away a Tesla?

  • - I will never give away a Tesla.

  • Absolute, no, why would I do that?

  • That's no, I think I've contributed enough to the world.

  • I think I've helped people.

  • I give them confidence.

  • I hold doors open.

  • I don't need to give away Teslas.

  • I would like to Tesla for myself.

  • I did let my friend drive my Tesla once.

  • My roommate, so I feel like it's the same thing also.

  • - [Interviewer] That's not the same thing.

  • - But then he crashed it

  • so now no one's allowed to drive it.

  • So we're back to being a bad person [laughing].

  • - [Interviewer] Would you let Samantha, our operator,

  • borrow your Tesla?

  • - When we say borrow,

  • we talking like you want to take a picture with it?

  • Or like you want to actually drive it or?

  • - [Interviewer] She wants to drive it.

  • - Absolutely not, there's not a world in which Samantha

  • would be driving one of my Teslas [laughing].

  • - That's true.

  • - I'm sure you wouldn't let me drive this either,

  • so I think we're on the same page.

  • - [Interviewer] Let's talk about your relationships.

  • You want to get married one day?

  • - I do want to get married one day.

  • I think years ago, if you asked me this

  • it would have been no, but I think as I've grown up

  • and realized that life is lonely,

  • I would like to get married, yes.

  • - [Interviewer] Do you think you'll get married one day?

  • - I do think I'll get married one day.

  • - [Interviewer] Are you secretly married and no one knows?

  • [laughing]

  • - I am not secretly married right now, no.

  • If you think I would be married

  • without making a full fledge livestream Instagram post

  • about it, getting all those double taps

  • and whoring myself out, sorry for language,

  • you are wrong, okay?

  • Because that is absolutely what I would do.

  • - That's true.

  • - [Interviewer] Do you think all Hollywood marriages

  • are doomed to fail?

  • - I do not think all Hollywood marriages are doomed to fail.

  • I do think it's very difficult to have a relationship

  • in the public eye, which is why I for as long as possible

  • will avoid having that.

  • - [Interviewer] Unless it gets you a lot of likes.

  • - Yeah, we would have to be pretty far down the road

  • where I'm like, I feel confident enough

  • that if I put you on the Gram, it's not gonna come back.

  • There's a certain level of trust

  • that'll have to be developed for sure.

  • - [Interviewer] You have a lot of famous guests

  • on your show. - Correct.

  • - [Interviewer] You ever thought something romantic

  • would happen with one of your guests?

  • - Absolutely, there's been several guests

  • where afterwards, man, I said,

  • thanks so much for coming on the show

  • and they're just doing their bit

  • that's like, yeah, of course, thanks for having me.

  • And I turn around and I'm like to my assistant

  • like, they were flirting with me, right?

  • And they're like, no,

  • they're doing a press junket you psychopath.

  • [laughing]

  • So absolutely, in fact, with one of my guests

  • that shall remain unnamed,

  • after we finished the show.

  • - [Interviewer] Who was that?

  • - You take this, I don't, you, Samantha, you tell me.

  • I was talking about how I saw this person

  • on Raya, dating app for the bougie, right?

  • Then they said, oh, so you didn't swipe on me or message me?

  • They said that to me.

  • Is that not flirting?

  • - In my professional opinion, that is flirting.

  • - The scientist says it's flirting.

  • So I would just like to say

  • that I'm not always crazy, only sometimes.

  • - [Interviewer] Do you think dating apps like Raya

  • are destroying romance?

  • - I do not think dating apps are destroying romance.

  • I think it's just a different way to do something.

  • - [Interviewer] Have you ever met up with someone

  • off of an app?

  • - I have absolutely met up with people.

  • [heavy breathing]

  • - She's telling the truth.

  • - [Interviewer] Have you ever ghosted anyone?

  • - I have ghosted someone until I eventually was like,

  • this is mean and I should do something about it.

  • - [Interviewer] So what did you do about it?

  • - I texted them like five months later.

  • And I said, I'm so sorry, I was shooting.

  • That's the good thing about having a show

  • is no matter how long the duration is,

  • you can say I was shooting.

  • - [Interviewer] Let's talk about your life.

  • So you pride yourself on being relatable.

  • But now that you have your own show,

  • do you still think you're relatable?

  • - Not all the time.

  • I think I'm relatable because I get stressed

  • and I feel lonely and I have universal emotions.

  • But I also deal with things on a daily basis

  • that the average person is like,

  • what the hell are you talking about?

  • We don't have a show runner.

  • We don't know these issues.

  • So genuinely one of my concerns is that

  • I've become less and less relatable for sure.

  • That's why I talk about Spanx so much.

  • Because I feel like that's relatable.

  • - [Interviewer] Do you still buy your own groceries?

  • - I do buy my own groceries for the most part,

  • but sometimes I do not.

  • If I am very busy, I get someone else to buy my groceries.

  • But I enjoy grocery shopping,

  • mostly because one time I told my assistant

  • to buy my groceries and he bought everything

  • from Whole Foods and I was like, how dare you?

  • How dare you spend this much money?

  • And from then, I tried to buy my own groceries.

  • - [Interviewer] Thank you for your honesty.

  • - Thank you, I'm a cheap person.

  • - That's true. -