Justin Bieber recently revealed that the most intense interview he's ever done was for Vanity Fair magazine and that issue hits newsstands this month. In the issue, Justin talks about Michael Jackson, balancing his life and…being nuts?
On Music: Music is music, and I'm definitely influenced by Michael Jackson and Boyz II Men and people who were black artists-that's what I like. But I like their voices and I like how they entertain-it's not about what color they are.
On His Brain: I'm crazy, I'm nut. 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.
On Michael Jackson: Michael [Jackson] was able to reach audiences from young to old; he never limited himself. 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.
On Balancing His Life: It's hard to really balance myself. A regular kid, if he catches the flu, he just gets to go home, but I can't do that.... Everything is important. But, you know, my sanity is important, too. Even if I'm angry, I'll just put a smile on my face and fake it. I don't often fake it-what's me is me....I know I have to give up a lot of myself, or a lot of a private life.
On Haters: 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. 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.
To read more of Justin's interview, pick up the February Issue of Vanity Fair, on newsstands everywhere January 11.
According to Justin's grandfather, he was supposed to be a hockey player. Are you glad Justin turned out to be a singer instead?