Afrojack: It’s fun hosting pop stars in Amsterdam
Musician Redfoo poses for photographers at the press conference for the European MTV Awards 2013 in Amsterdam, Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
Fans await the beginning arrives of the 2013 MTV Europe Music Awards, Sunday, Nov.10, 2013. More than a thousand 'screamers', overwhelmingly young female music fans, have lined up on the edges of an arrivals hall to catch sight of their favorite stars ahead of the MTV Europe Awards. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)
DJ Afrojack, a Dutch native, says he’s thoroughly enjoying playing host to some of the world’s biggest pop stars, such as Miley Cyrus, Robin Thicke and Bruno Mars, as they descend upon Amsterdam for the MTV European Music Awards.
Afrojack and Miley Cyrus were photographed chatting together Friday in The Greenhouse, one of the city’s famed “coffee shops” – where marijuana is sold openly alongside food and drinks.
“Someone took me to a certain place to drink some coffee and it was really interesting,” he told reporters at a news conference Saturday.
Entertainer Redfoo, who hosted the awards, said he bumped into the pair, and “we had some good coffee.”
Afrojack said he walked past Will Ferrell exercising in a hotel gym Saturday morning, and it was surreal receiving calls from “stars reaching out to me saying, ‘Where should we go tonight?’ ”
He said he didn’t expect to win in the “Best Electronic” artist category against stars such as Daft Punk and Calvin Harris, and he didn’t care.
“It was only six years ago I was riding my bike” to Amsterdam to play some of his first gigs, he said.