You think you know Justin Bieber?
You think you know what makes this singer tick?
You may not be so certain after reading excerpts from the singer's wide-ranging interview with Billboard magazine.
In promotion of his new album, which drops on November 13, the artist has opened up on such personal topics as his father, his ongoing battle with celebrity and plenty more...
All is not what it seems: “It might seem awesome from the outside, but I’m struggling. Certain things broke my trust with people. Situations happen that taint your mind… I felt like people were judging me all the time. I came out alive.
"I came out swinging. But I was close to letting [fame] completely destroy me.”
A world beyond himself: "Enough with the Justin Bieber Show. I want to veer away from the self-centered attitude. I’m just focused on the people who have been there since the start, on people who are taking the journey now. I want them to feel like we’re doing this together."
In defense of... Kylie Jenner? I wouldn’t suggest being a child star. It’s the toughest thing in the world… I want people to be more kind to young celebrities. Like at Kylie. Look at her world:
"She has been living on TV since she was a kid. Every time she’s looking around she sees a camera, and that’s affecting how she’s thinking and how she’s perceiving people and why she has to do certain things… Situations that happen taint your mind, especially in this industry. Especially for girls."
Daddy dearest? "There’s a misconception that he’s this deadbeat dad, but he has been in my life since [I was 5]. I was with him on weekends and Wednesdays."
On that Justin Bieber naked photo: I do feel the photo was an invasion of my privacy. I felt super violated. My dad made light of it, but I don’t think that’s sick and twisted. It was funny. Dads are going to be dads."
On Selena Gomez: "I’m proud of the woman she is today. When you love someone that much, even if something comes between you, it’s a love that never really dies."
On his new album: "I’m self-expressing with this album - I can’t skip on the moments that were dark, the moments that were happy, the ex-girlfriend stuff. It makes it real."