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'Our best work yet': Aaron Carter's last texts to his manager reveals singer was 'excited' for upcoming album

Aaron Carter said, 'Holy s**t! The new album, what the f**k? This is definitely a Grammy!' after listening to the songs for his forthcoming album
Aaron Carter was excited and optimistic about his upcoming album (Instagram/@aaroncarter)
Aaron Carter was excited and optimistic about his upcoming album (Instagram/@aaroncarter)

LANCASTER, CALIFORNIA: Aaron Carter expressed hope for the future and the release of his upcoming album in his final text messages to his manager, Taylor Helgeson. Helgeson remembered the 'I Want Candy' singer's excitement for the release of his new album, which he planned to record in Los Angeles this month, during their final conversation the night before he died.

Helgeson stated, "He was so excited, he was extremely optimistic. It was a few years since we released Love, and he felt ready to do another one... it was the first time in a while that I've seen him so excited. He had more [to give], and he didn't quit," as reported by The Sun. Helgeson had checked in with Carter in one of his final messages before 'I'm All About You' singer was found dead in his bathtub on November 5 at his home in Lancaster, California. Helgeson claimed Carter answered him by saying, "I'm just headed back to the house. I was in L.A. All good though. Things are looking up," when he inquired about his wellbeing.


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Carter said, "Holy s**t! The new album, what the f**k? This is definitely a Grammy!" after listening to the songs for his forthcoming album. "Yeah, and you deserve it," the manager replied. "Huge! Our best work yet," Carter said at 6.32 pm, Helgeson told The Sun.


Later, Carter reportedly contacted Helgeson's number, but Helgeson didn't pick up since he was on a flight. Carter next contacted a different friend, inviting them to his Lancaster home so they could start recording the vocals for the album. Helgeson said, "From what I heard, that was around 9.30 pm, But he never made it to the house."

This month, Carter was scheduled to record his new album with producers from Denmark. Helgeson claimed that Carter believed he was capable of handling all the issues he faced. He said, "This album was going to be him owning everything. He was going to take accountability, and he felt that was going to be the best way to do it."


Helgeson asserts that Carter began acting strangely days before his death, like missing important meetings and doing a variety of other strange things. He stated, "He wouldn't miss a show for anything if he could help it. In the last few weeks, he missed some things, and that was so uncharacteristic of him, and I was upset."

When Carter started to go off the wagon, Helgeson offered him a rigorous, specially designed rehab program. He even confronted Carter after the celebrity appeared to be "huffing" during an Instagram live stream. Carter and his on-again, off-again girlfriend Melanie Martin, the mother of his 11-month-old son Prince, had been engaged in a lengthy custody dispute.

Brenden Borrowman, the co-founder of the Utah drug treatment facility ReBoot, an addiction specialist, helped create Carter's rehab program. Borrowman stated that Carter was "Savable, I truly believe that," as reported by

(EDITORS NOTE: Image has been converted to black and white.) Aaron Carter attends 102.7 KIIS FM's 2017 Wango Tango at StubHub Center on May 13, 2017 in Carson, California.
Aaron Carter  (Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)