Justin Bieber Talks Pressures of Fame, Wants to Remain Pure

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Justin Bieber crushes on Ben Affleck, has an idea for a new tattoo and is really just a softy at heart.

These are just a few of the personal nuggets the superstar cops to in a very revealing interview with Men's Health.

As he attempts to rehab his image via the upcoming Justin Bieber Roast on Comedy Central, along with many public apologies, the singer goes off in detail to the magazine about the trappings of fame.

Justin Bieber Men's Health Cover

“I had to grow up so quick. And it was almost like I grew up for the public, but I didn’t necessarily grow up," Bieber says. "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."

Bieber also reflects on how he was in jail a year ago for drunk and reckless driving and his life now feels "180" degrees different.

"It’s good to really take a step back and be appreciative and understand that life brought me to an incredible place," he says now.

He also can't believe he's 21. Where has the tine gone? The innocence?!?

“There’s a part of me that I don’t ever want to grow up. I want to always… [want] to have that sense of purity inside of me... I don’t want to lose that sense of purity."

Sorry, JB. Your purity may have already been taken by Yovanna Ventura.

After emphasizing that "change is uncomfortable," Bieber compared himself to a superhero. But not so he could possess any real powers.

"I wish I had the Batman thing where people didn’t know I was Bruce Wayne. Like I had a costume or something...

"I never thought I’d see my own billboard in on Sunset, in Hollywood. I remember just thinking that I’d never even go to Hollywood, living in a small town in Canada, just like watching TV. That was never even a thought."

Does Bieber have many tattoos? Yes. But they just serve as a “cover for me being a softy,” he explains, adding how he likes to have a “real connection” with loved ones.

Now, for some quick-hitters from the Men's Health cover story:

  • Bieber likes "jean shorts and a tank top" and/or "spandex" on women.
  • His man crush is Ben Affleck because "his vibe is cool."
  • He sings Alanis Morissette (a fellow Canadian!) in the shower.
  • He can supposedly solve a Rubik’s Cube “in less than a minute” because it’s just a “mathematical algorithm."
  • In middle school, when it came to bullies, "I was small but I could hold my own."
  • And he has plans for at least one more tattoo, which we'll let Justin explain:

"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."

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