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Justin Bieber’s ‘Biggest Year Yet’ Teen Vogue’s Cover Story Interview

The colossal world tour, his fifth number one album, and all that swag! Justin opens up on dealing with drama and staying grounded in an interview by Dana Mathews for the May issue of Teen Vogue. On stands by April 16. Cover shoot photos  by Boo George

“It’s a Canada goose!”

I am sitting next to Justin Bieber in his hotel room in New York City. He pulls out a mint black iPhone 5 from his pocket, and after seeing my surprised look, he excitedly explains its lock screen.  it’s a simple illustration of the bird that reminds him of his humble beginnings in Stratford, Ontario. Despite the superstar bling, Justin is surprisingly low-key. He doesn’t have a personal assistant doting on him. For his Teen Vogue cover shoot, there was no rider and only one request: 50 Cent’s Vitaminwater, Formula 50 (“the purple one”).

Justin on internet fame:

“My Twitter is really nice. I have so many fans that I rarely ever see a nasty tweet. I don’t read YouTube comments because those can get you sad.”

Justin on who he counts as friends:

“My dad, my mom, Ryan [Good]. Ryan and Chaz [his friends from home]. [Lil] Twist is my best friend. They don’t see me as Justin Bieber, but just see me as Justin.”

Justin on his song “Yellow Raincoat”:

“It started as a warm-up guitar riff—it’s got that Tracy Chapman meets Eric Clapton vibe. When I heard it I thought it was brilliant. In the studio, I said something that sounded like ‘raincoat,’ and I liked it. I was thinking of what I was going through. The raincoat is a metaphor for putting up a wall, not letting anyone affect what I do, because I know who I am and what type of person I am. It doesn’t matter what they say, I’ve got this yellow raincoat covering me.”

Justin on his inner circle:

“I get good vibes from people all the time, and I probably could get along with them and be their friend, but now I just don’t trust anybody. Literally, my phone never rings. I only have, like, four people that I keep in contact with. I don’t need a bunch of friends to make me happy. I just need the people close to me that I love, that’s all.”

Justin on striving to be the best:
“When people get to where they want, they’re like, ‘I’m here, I got it.’ When I get to the top, I just want to get better.”

Justin on his concerts:

“I wanted to do something different, and something people would remember. I just want everybody to have a good time no matter what their age.”

Justin on his spiritual side:

“I think that’s part of the reason I’m here. Not just because I’m talented, but because God had a purpose for me to just help people. I’m spiritual … although I slept in [and missed] church yesterday. I haven’t been to church in so long, and I planned on going, and I slept in. I was upset. It’s all good. God forgives me.”

SourceTeen Vogue

Justin Fights With Paparazzi

Justin flanked by bodyguards — was leaving a Central London hotel and in the mad scramble to his SUV, he made contact with a waiting pap.

The pap clearly upset by the physical contact — immediately claimed he was assaulted and began to cuss out Bieber, who was already inside the waiting SUV.

But Justin clearly heard the pap’s insults such as “fuck off back to America,” and “fucking little moron.” Justin opened his SUV door and sprung out of the car, trying to attack the pap.

While Justin’s bodyguard held him back, Justin yelled “What the fuck you say?”

The pap shot back — “You heard what I said , you heard what I fucking said, mate.”

Justin replied, “I’ll fucking beat the fuck out of you.”

Justin tried to swing at the pap, but his bodyguards kept Justin at bay and eventually pushed him back inside the SUV.

The car left the scene without further incident.

(Different Angle)