The singer and YouTuber revealed on the PEOPLE and Entertainment Weekly interview stage at VidCon on Friday that the lipstick-loving character of Colleen Evans taught him how to sing … and to twerk properly.
But when it came time to film the music video for his latest single, "Beat," which will be released July 27, Dillon turned to a different musical superstar for inspiration – although, she too, is a big fan of twerking.
That's right: The "Beat" video was inspired by Miley Cyrus, specifically her one-take clip for "Start All Over."
"Most of my music videos are more about editing and post-work," Dillon teased. "This one is literally two shots and all about the performance."
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"I like that song a lot," Dillon added, and we're pretty much 100 percent certain that we will too.