January 4th, 2011
04:02 PM ET
Justin Bieber will be the first one to tell you he's not like other 16-year-olds.
“I’m crazy, I’m nuts,” the singing sensation tells February's Vanity Fair. “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.”
That includes greats like the Beatles and Michael Jackson.
“Michael [Jackson] was able to reach audiences from young to old; he never limited himself,” Bieber says. “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.”
And while most of the world's female population are certainly on the Canada native's side, Bieber believes that the ladies would be smitten with him whether he was famous or not. “Not trying to be arrogant," says Bieber, who has recently been romantically linked to 18-year-old Disney star Selena Gomez, "but if I walked down the street and a girl saw me, she might take a look back because maybe I’m good-looking, right?”
Of course, the singer realizes that he also has his share of haters. "For younger guys, it’s like [they think] they’re not cool if they come to my concert," he says. "That’ll [change], I think; it’ll happen, maybe when I’m 18. But meanwhile all their girlfriends are coming to watch me.”
See more from Bieber's Vanity Fair interview when the issue hits newsstands January 11.
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