Photo Credit: Complex Magazine
This is what thinking outside the box is all about. Unlike most magazines who kiss Justin Bieber’s ass so that they can score future interviews, the geniuses at Complex opted to kick Justin’s ass instead & I think it’s safe to say that that the results were absolutely legendary. Major props to Justin & his camp for having a great sense of humor b/c not all pop stars would be open to a photo shoot in which they get they’re beaten down by UFC fighters.
See more photos & read the full interview in which J.Beebs discusses everything from Selena Gomez, his cracked-out fame & even addresses envy-fueled claims about his femininity. Here are brief excerpts:
Bieber opens up about his girlfriend, Selena Gomez:
“There’s no way to hide the relationship completely, because then it would be unfair to us,” he says. “It’s like, ‘You take this car, and I’ll take this car, and then we’ll meet up at the spot. Then, you go in this door, I’ll go in this door. We’ll end up crossing ways. You get back in this car. We’ll cross over, do a James Bond. You go through the kitchen. I’ll go through the back area. Then we’ll meet in the dressing room and see each other.’ At that point, it’s not even a relationship. You’re just hiding from everyone. That’s unfair and unhealthy, man.”
Dealing with fame:
“I’ll be covering my face,” he says, “and it pisses me off so much when people say, ‘Get over it, Justin. You’re famous. People are going to take your picture. Suck it up, you’re rich…’ It’s like, ‘Yo, I just got off an eight-hour flight. I’m tired and my eyes have bags under them. I’m not trying to take pictures. I’m not going to come to your house, wake you up, and start snapping your picture.’”
On people who say he looks feminine:
When asked about a recent V magazine shoot in which critics thought he looked feminine, Bieber is coolly dismissive. “Every guy has feminine qualities,” he says. “You’re raised by your mother and father, and I was raised mostly by my mother. I think the pictures turned out good—so whatever.”
On falling victim to drugs like child stars before him:
Scooter recalls a conversation they had about drugs: “He called me and said ‘Do you know why I’m never going to do that stuff? Because I know you’d walk in and beat the shit out of me.’” Bieber says he’s never even smoked a cigarette in his life.
Studio time with Timbaland prompts talk of other collabs on Believe:
Lil Wayne’s been working in the same studio—and they’ve done some skateboarding together. Who knows? Maybe they’ll record together, too. But Scooter’s already got plenty of A-list collaborators lined up. “We’re talking to Benny Blanco, Bei Maejor, Mike Posner,” Braun says. “We’re going to work with Pharrell…and Bruno Mars. He’s going in with Drake and 40 next week.”
He wants to be as good as Michael Jackson:
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“There’s no point in doing this if I’m not going to be the best,” Bieber says. It’s this attitude that suggests Bieber will have a longer run than other tween pop stars. “When I release something I want it to be the best,” he continues. “When I release my fragrance, I want it to be the number-one fragrance; I don’t want it to be the ninth-best-selling fragrance. My Christmas album went double-platinum worldwide. Christmas albums don’t do that, and that still wasn’t good enough for me.” Bieber wants to win so much he’s only looking to the record books for comp. “He’s competitive with Michael Jackson,” Braun relates. “When he looks at who he should chase and who’s setting the bar, we only talk about Michael Jackson. We talk about Michael probably every other day.” [Source]