Austin Mahone Ditching VMAs To Become Alaskan Basketball Player?

Artist to Watch nominee gets real with Mahomies during MTV Tumblr takeover, days before he performs at the VMA pre-show.

Austin Mahone, who is days away from his performance during the VMA pre-show this Sunday, got his fans hyped for the high-profile gig on MTV's Tumblr, answering questions from his dedicated Mahomies.

So, what did the Artist to Watch nominee share with his fans before he heads out to Brooklyn for the2013 MTV Video Music Awards? Well, on a scale of 1 to 10, Austin loves NYC at an 11. That's a good thing, since that's where he'll be spending the next few days.

Pizza and the color red were recurring themes in the Tumblr spree. Mahone not only said he wanted a "matte black with red interior" Lamborghini for his birthday (on April 4, fyi) but also shared that if he had to spend the rest of his life as one color, red would be his pick.

Austin also got personal with his fans, sharing that he'd someday like to settle down in Alaska and revealing that he if wasn't a pop singer, he'd perhaps like to be a basketball player. Of course, he showed some love to his home state of Texas, revealing that if he could fly anywhere, that's where he'd choose. Why? "To get some whataburger!" Duh!

If you're wondering what Austin might be thinking about while he's playing at Sunday's pre-show, he shared what he's usually pondering during a gig: "like wow my fans are so loud! i see so many pretty girls in the audience."

As if having Mahone on hand for the pre-show wasn't enough pop power for you, he will be joined by Ariana Grande. The pre-show kicks off at 8 p.m. ET/PT before the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards go live at 9 p.m. ET/PT from the Barclays Center.