Justin Bieber is on the cover of the new issue of Billboard magazine, and in his exclusive interview with the music publication, he talks about why he's not afraid of playing big arenas and how he's more than just a passing teen fad.
"There's more people that like me than there are who hate me, so I kind of brush it off," Justin says. "People say, 'Oh, people just like him because he's pretty.' Or the funniest one: 'When he goes through puberty, he's not going to be a good singer anymore.' How does that make sense when we've seen people like Michael Jackson and Usher and Justin Timberlake and all these famous singers do it?"
As for performing in large venues on his upcoming My World Tour, the 16-year-old pop singer isn't sweating it. "I just think that I have enough fans, so I could pull in the people," he says confidently. "I don't really get nervous anymore. I've already performed at Madison Square Garden, and I've performed for an hour before. What's the difference?"
Justin is also interested in pursuing his acting career. So far, he's had a guest role on True Jackson, VP and played himself in the made-for-TV movie School Gyrls. Although future acting roles have yet to be confirmed, one thing's for sure -- fans won't be seeing the Canadian star in a dual-life series. "I don't want to do the 'Hannah Montana' thing," he says.
The new issue of Billboard magazine hits newsstands on Monday, March 22, just one day before the release date of Justin's sophomore album 'My World 2.0.' Want to see Justin live in concert? Check out our full list of My World tour dates to find out when he's coming to a city near you.%Poll-43191%