Complex Magazine Kicks Justin Bieber’s Ass: April/May, 2012

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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:

“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]

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Cat46
Cat46

I am with you on this one. I think a lot of people hate him just because they're too embarassed to admit they like his songs. lol

d55
d55

Lame but when I see grown up "men" hate on this kid, well, it's one of the saddest things ever. Given his age, fame, popularity, bank account, this kid is still very grounded.

skilligan
skilligan

just because u had sex with Bieber doesn't mean everyone else will love him

Nookies
Nookies

It's not that people hate him for being rich or famous per say..Maybe a little bit of resentment..Most people hear him sing and they shrug. Americans are pro at making talentless people rich and famous. That said, its more along the lines of how he acts. He acts like a wigger/thug and like hes 'hard'. But in all reality hes a skinny 5'5'' 100lb kid that hides behind 4 bodyguards.

Nookies
Nookies

RAINN and GLAAD is going to jump all over Complex for advocating violence against women and lesbians. Shame on them.

skilligan
skilligan

why can't people just not like him the way lots of people didn't like New Kids on the Block of Backstreet Boys, he's a 1 man boy band, and its not REAL hate moron, its more go away hate. you are clearly stupid and/or a 13 year old girl

Moe
Moe

You never know!

maybe it's a new series they're working on...

The-Phantom-Writer
The-Phantom-Writer

The hate this boy receives for no good reason... I really don't get it. I can see if he was Chris Brown then yeah, he beat up a woman.

What has Justin Bieber done? He got famous through youtube, was formerly like many without a dollar, but had a dream, got discovered and now probably takes care of his mom.

I'm finding few asshole qualities. What? You hate the fact he has confidence? He is supposed to act like Taylor Swift with her "OMG ME?!" face all the time?

skilligan
skilligan

99.9% of the population wishes this was real

veronica 2.0
veronica 2.0

jeez what was he thinking? the jokes just write themselves

johnconnor77
johnconnor77

I wish that would have been Chris Brown... and I wish it would be me kicking his ass