Justin Bieber in Vanity Fair: "I'm Not Normal"

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Justin Bieber is going to send his fans over the edge with this February, 2011 Vanity Fair cover. First he’s seen in photos kissing Selena Gomez and now this cover with lipstick kisses on his neck and shirt. Don’t worry Bieberettes, I don’t think those are kisses from Selena. I think.

In the interview he admits to being nuts:

“I’m crazy, I’m nuts,” Justin Bieber tellsVanity Fair contributing editor Lisa Robinson. “Just the way my brain works. I’m not normal. I think differently—my mind is always racing. I’m just … nuts. But I think the best [musicians] probably are.”

And the musician he would most like to model his own career after is none other than Michael Jackson:

“Michael [Jackson] was able to reach audiences from young to old; he never limited himself,” Bieber says of the King of Pop, of whom he has a sticker on his bedroom mirror in his tour bus. “He was so broad, everybody loved him, and that’s what my goal is—to basically make people happy, to inspire them, and to have everyone root for me.”

Considering it’s screaming girls at his concerts he has a long way to go before any guy will attend:

For younger guys, it’s like [they think] they’re not cool if they come to my concert. That’ll [change], I think; it’ll happen, maybe when I’m 18. But meanwhile all their girlfriends are coming to watch me.”

But the Biebs isn’t going to go down a self-destructive path although he knows people are just waiting for it:

“Of course, I think that people are just waiting for that time when I make a mistake and they’re gonna jump on it….There’s gonna be haters,” Bieber tells Robinson. “I know I’m not going to make a life-changing bad decision, as some people have. I’ve seen it happen too many times. I could be my own worst enemy, but I don’t want to mess this up.”

He’s come a long way from the video his mom put on YouTube for relatives to an international star:

“I see myself just growing. I didn’t know that any of this was really possible,” Bieber tells Robinson of his future. “I grew up in a really small town with not a lot of money, and I liked singing, but it was just something that was a hobby. As I get into it more, I want to grow as an artist, as an entertainer, and basically perfect my craft. I want to be the best that I can be.”

The rest of the interview can be viewed at Vanity Fair.


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