Justin Bieber called in to Ryan Seacrest’s radio show from Australia today - and he had a lot to say.
First, the singer went off on the constant criticism that's been coming his way over the past few months, telling the American Idol host:
“I’m becoming a man, but I’m still 19, I’m still finding myself."
He then compared online harassment to what many students go through on a daily basis.
"When I have the media attacking me everyday… It’s no less bullying than what happens in schools," Justin says. "These people calling me names, and saying things, they don’t know what’s true or not.”
For Bieber's latest scandal, he was detained at an Australian airport last month because authorities found marijuana on one of his friends.
"I make mistakes growing up, as everybody does, and I’m not perfect, I’m not a robot," the singer said. "People forget I’m a human being. I’ve got to make mistakes, and grow from it, and get stronger, and that’s what I plan to do.”
Bieber also touched on his upcoming film ("I think this movie really shows who I am as a person.") and laughed over him mom wanting "me to pull my pants up."
As for his long-term goals? Justin wants to go above and beyond the music industry.
“I want to become a young mogul, I want people to respect me for not only music, but also for making the right decisions,” he said.
Earlier today, meanwhile, Bieber released his latest single. It's titled "Confident" and you can listen here: