Bieber Talks Sex, Drugs & Pop Stardom
First Published: January 10, 2012 12:09 PM EST Credit: V Magazine
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Justin Bieber legally becomes an adult in just months, but don’t expect the singing superstar to ditch his squeaky clean image – at least, not yet.
“People need to know I’m not a kid anymore. But at the end of the day, I’m not completely grown-up. I’m still learning. I’m going to grow up how I grow up,” the 17-year-old star told V magazine’s spring preview issue. “I’m not going to try to conform to what people want me to be or go out there and start partying, have people see me with alcohol. I want to do it at my own pace.”
His own pace also includes keeping his music free of adult topics.
“I don’t want to start singing about things like sex, drugs, and swearing. I’m into love, and maybe I’ll get more into making love when I’m older,” Justin, who is dating Selena Gomez, 19, told the mag.
Justin explained that staying loyal to the ideals of massive fan base is vital.
“I want to be someone who is respected by everybody. Because right now, the young people are who make society. Young people determine what’s cool. Young people determine what’s going to be in style. So I always stick with the young people,” he continued.
His master plan also includes evolving from a teen star into a long lasting force in the industry, just like his musical idol.
“I consider Michael Jackson the best. If I could be at his level… But I’ve got a lot of work to do. I’m not saying it’s going to happen within the next three years. But hopefully by the time I’m 30, people will remember me,” he explained. “I don’t want people to just think of me as a teen sensation. Because I could probably just sell out, and then in two years not put out another album, and just become Justin Bieber the teen superstar. But I don’t want to be that. I want to transition, and become the greatest.”
Adding, “I want people to know that this is not just a fluke. It’s not a fluke that I’m here. I’m here for a reason, and I’m here for a lifetime. And no one is going to get rid of me.”
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