Harry Cicma interviews The Biebs at the 11th Annual Desert Smash last night (march 10th) in La Quinta, CA. Justin was about to perform to support a cause: Allow teenagers attained by the cancer to go to college.
There’s nobody more in the public eye than Justin Bieber. Now he’s wrestling with the very private question of how to become a man.
Justin Bieber, loved by millions, loathed by millions more, says he’s ready to grow up. Is he? In February, as Bieber was approaching his twenty-first birthday, Men’s Health spent two days with him in Los Angeles. The result is our revealing April 2015 cover story, “The Reinvention of Justin Bieber,” in which the pop star admits to making mistakes but ultimately says, ”I aspire to be a class act.” Other highlights:
On maturing: “There’s a part of me that I don’t ever want to grow up. I want to always remain…to have that sense of purity inside of me where I don’t…I don’t want to lose that sense of purity.”
On his new body: ”Yeah, you know I’m just getting bigger, man.” It’s like, my shoulders don’t fit in some things.”
On being in the public eye: “[It’s] almost like I grew up for the public but I didn’t necessarily grow up. There were things I had to do, as far as the way I had to make relationships, and conversation, but as far as actually growing up, there were a lot of things I missed out on.”
On the past year: “This has really been a big year for me, as far as figuring stuff out. This is almost like a full 180 from how I was. Yesterday—a year from yesterday—I was in jail.”
On girlfriends: “I’m very much a relationship guy. I like to bounce ideas off the person that I love. I like having a real connection…”
Surprising talent: “I can solve a Rubik’s Cube in less than a minute.”
What makes a woman sexy: “Jean shorts and a tank top. Or spandex.”
Biggest misconception about you: “That I’m self-centered.”
Bromance crush: “Ben Affleck. I think his vibe is cool.”
His body art: “Like the tattoos and stuff? Maybe that’s like a cover for me being a softy.”
Next tattoo: “I want ‘LL’ tatted right here [chest]. When you’re Low, Lift. Because we often want to keep our heads down. But we should lift our heads.”
The April 2015 of Men’s Health issue is available digitally on March 10, and will arrive at newsstands nationwide by March 17.
Credits to: Men’s Health