Martha Stewart, who roasted Justin in March, interviewed him. You can read the full interview below:
MARTHA STEWART: Hi. How are you? You’re recording?
JUSTIN BIEBER: I’m in the studio, yes.
STEWART: How fantastic. It was really fun to see you at the roast. What was the reaction to that?
BIEBER: I thought it was great. While I’m walking down the street, I constantly have people coming up to me saying that they loved the roast and that it was awesome, so I feel like there was a great reaction.
STEWART: There were zillions of impressions on the internet, and I thought you handled yourself amazingly well.
BIEBER: Thank you. And thank you so much for doing that for me.
STEWART: Oh, you’re very welcome. Did you feel uncomfortable at any point during the roast?
BIEBER: Oh, of course. But, overall, it was fun because I knew a lot of the people on the panel. It was all in good fun.
STEWART: I think it was just a little bit uncomfortable for all of us [laughs], but it was also fun. Do you remember when we first met? It was in February 2011. You were with your mom, and we were backstage at … Do you remember where?
BIEBER: No, I don’t remember where.
STEWART: It was David Letterman.
BIEBER: Oh yeah.
STEWART: I have a picture of the three of us. Your mom’s in the middle, and you look about 10 years old, but you must’ve been 16 or 17 because that’s only about four years ago.
BIEBER: I always looked really young. I matured pretty late.
STEWART: Yeah. It’s crazy. You had little bangs, and we’re just smiling. So much has happened to you since then. You’re 21 and, I would say, pretty sophisticated now. You just went to the Met Ball. How was that?
BIEBER: It was awesome. We got to see a lot of great people.
STEWART: Did you have a date?
BIEBER: I didn’t have a date. But I got to talk to Anna Wintour for quite a few minutes. We talked about fashion, and I thanked her for inviting me, because you have to be invited to the event. I know they use a pretty small list, so to be in that room with a lot of awesome people …
STEWART: Do you remember who the designer of your beautiful jacket was?
BIEBER: It was Balmain. And, actually, I guess I did have a date. It wasn’t a girl; my date was Olivier [Rousteing], who’s the designer at Balmain.
STEWART: Oh, it was Olivier. I was hoping that you would ask me to be your date. [both laugh]
BIEBER: Well, I would have.
STEWART: I would’ve worn my Balmain dress. But, anyway, you looked great. What was it like to grow up in Ontario?
BIEBER: I grew up in a really rural town, Stratford, Ontario, with 30,000 people. There’s a big festival thrown in the town. A lot of people travel from all over the world to see it, and growing up, I actually used to busk on the street. I’d play my guitar, sing, and people would throw money in the case. That was really fun, and I actually got enough money to bring my mom to Florida to go to Disney World, because I always wanted to go but we never had enough money. Growing up, I played a lot of sports. I played hockey and basketball and soccer.