Justin Bieber really doesn't give a....
November 21st, 2013
03:14 PM ET

Justin Bieber really doesn't give a....

It's not that Justin Bieber doesn't hear his critics - it's just that he doesn't care.

"I don't give a f***," Bieber plaintively tells The Hollywood Reporter in its November 29 issue, joining a chorus that's currently being led by his pal, Miley Cyrus. "Not 'I don't give a f***' to just be reckless and do whatever, but 'I don't give a f*** what they say.'"

At 19 years of age, the teen pop star who's grown up in the spotlight assures THR that he knows precisely "who I am and what I'm doing in my life and what I've accomplished and continue to accomplish as a performer, as a writer, as an artist, as a person, as a human being. I'm happy with the man I'm becoming."

It's obvious to anyone who's given his recent songs half a listen that Bieber has taken a sharp and intentional turn toward R&B-territory, making it no surprise that he aspires to cultivate "a modern Boyz II Men sound."

"I'm very influenced by black culture, but I don't think of it as black or white," Biebs says. "It's not me trying to act or pose in a certain way. It's a lifestyle - like a suaveness or a swag, per se. But I don't really like to say the word ['swag'] anymore. It's kind of played out."

To that end, Bieber no longer seems to have a "swagger" coach, but he does still have a number of very famous - and pretty worried - mentors.

This year has been nothing but one unfortunate and/or ridiculous incident after another, and celebs like Oprah Winfrey, Adam Levine, Mark Wahlberg and Eminem have reached out to Bieber's manager, Scooter Braun, offering to talk with the 19-year-old. To hear Braun tell it, even Drake has stepped into the role of an older sibling.

"He'll text me, like, 'What the hell is going with this? I'm pissed,'" Braun recounts to THR. "'I'm calling him right now. I'm about to go in on him.' Drake is like a big brother to Justin. And Justin really looks up to Drake. They have an extremely special relationship."

But it turns out it's actor Will Smith, whose younger son Jaden is a friend of Bieber's, that mentors the singer on a weekly basis.

"He's telling me: 'Justin's got to go through it. You can't stop him from going through it,'" Braun says of Smith. "'That's youth in itself. He's a young man who's growing up, and that's what makes him interesting and relatable. Otherwise, he'd be some kind of weird robot.'"

Filed under: Celebrities • Justin Bieber • Music

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  1. UhOhBiebs

    Is he on drugs? It's a valid concern. Many young stars turn to drugs because they don't know how to handle becoming famous. No one is born knowing that info.

    December 31, 2013 at 10:19 pm | Report abuse |
  2. beaverfever

    bieber has a beaver

    December 18, 2013 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Born Again & Again & Again

    Whoever punches Bieber in the face will surely have the fame and my respect.

    December 4, 2013 at 5:17 am | Report abuse |
  4. Pam

    Bieber….do you have any idea how foolish you sound? I bet your mom is real proud of you right now…NOT. Grow up and get over yourself.

    November 30, 2013 at 12:13 am | Report abuse |
  5. tlcc50

    More a whiny no talent brat than a man. He is going to learn the hard ay and has a BIG fall coming.

    November 29, 2013 at 2:55 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Daniel

    He's still a little boy to me.

    November 28, 2013 at 2:07 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Max

    You have to be a man to be proud of yourself for becoming one.

    November 27, 2013 at 9:45 pm | Report abuse |
  8. RCDC

    I taught he said, sheman...

    November 27, 2013 at 4:40 pm | Report abuse |
  9. blakenaustin

    A young, arrogant, narcissistic fool. A flash in the pan that will wind up a loser in life.

    November 27, 2013 at 4:20 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Ruth

    Pls u people shld leave he 4 once, wat is wrong wit people

    November 27, 2013 at 4:00 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Max Headroom

    So that's where my sunglasses went. C'mere, you little punk...

    November 27, 2013 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse |
  12. bieber not

    When do you think he will come out of the closet

    November 27, 2013 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • joanna

      HE"LL come out when the fame talent and money runs out. Which will be soon.

      November 27, 2013 at 2:02 pm | Report abuse |
  13. *_*

    Get a real job, join the military, or maybe even show up to your own events on time, contribute your earnings to a charitable cause then maybe you can be a 1/4 of a man. As of now you’re just a waste of matter.

    November 27, 2013 at 7:54 am | Report abuse |
  14. Alvarez

    I'd like to squat over his face and deposit a large steaming corn infused poop squarely upon his forehead.

    November 27, 2013 at 12:49 am | Report abuse |
  15. joanna

    I wonder if he has hair on his balls? I'm just saying!

    November 26, 2013 at 2:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • curt

      I'm not so sure he even has balls. Take away his body guards a little girlie could kick the snot out of him.. What a wuss!!

      November 26, 2013 at 9:16 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Kathy

    Did he really refer to himself a "MAN"!

    November 25, 2013 at 11:44 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Winfrey

    He gets advice from Will Smith!?...the guy with the son who wears Hammer pants in every color and dates a kartrashian, and an 11-year old daughter with the blond...no pink...no orange...no shaved off head....yeah Will's the perfect person to tell Biebs how to behave. LOL

    November 25, 2013 at 9:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • Star

      It doesn't matter what kind of clothes Will Smith's kids wear. It is who they are inside. You don't see his kids acting a fool or getting into trouble just to stay in the headlines.

      November 25, 2013 at 10:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Deja

      Shut up because Jayden smith does not wear god damn hammer pants

      December 3, 2013 at 5:17 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Pablo695

    "I don't give a f***," Bieber plaintively tells the world. That's good, Mr Little Butt-Boy Beliber, because most of us don't give a "f***" about you. Enjoy your 10 minutes as Usher keeps riding you to the bank, bent over the table like the mediocre no talent step child that you are.

    November 25, 2013 at 5:18 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Mary

    He needs to wipe the dirt off his upper lip. Pre-pube little tw*t.

    November 25, 2013 at 5:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • curt

      That's not dirt... He's been eating ass again. or kissing it. The promoters will drop him after a short time.

      November 26, 2013 at 9:20 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Canuck in VA

    What happened to the respectful, Canadian young man? We just are not use to seeing our young talent act so disrespectly and badly. Justin needs to pull up his socks and remember where he was raised. Bad behaviour is not accepted any where. What he has now could all melt away because of the crap he is doing. Grow up and start acting like the grownup that you want to be. Maybe then the world will start treating you like a grownup instead of a whiney, little boy.

    November 25, 2013 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
  21. toosliq

    Man – not.

    November 25, 2013 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse |
  22. cajr

    I remember when vanilla ice acted the same way trying to be ghetto, he was ran out of town. where is suge knight when you need him to dangle this punk off of a balcony??

    November 25, 2013 at 11:55 am | Report abuse |
  23. Meh

    Limber up your burger flipping arm eh, you're going to need it before long

    November 25, 2013 at 11:14 am | Report abuse |
    • Landru

      Man I hope your right. I hope this kid sneaks off somewhere without his protection and talks trash to the wrong dude.

      November 25, 2013 at 6:33 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Cuthbert Donkledingle

    A man. LOL! That's rich!

    November 25, 2013 at 10:30 am | Report abuse |
  25. Hot Carl

    Growing up to be a fine young woman.

    November 25, 2013 at 9:50 am | Report abuse |
  26. Carolyn

    Well I guess he can keep saying it to himself as he grows older and is no longer popular. Yes he will probably still have money but his type is one who demands attention and losing that will be hard on him. Then he can resort to attention getting devices like Kim, Kanye and Miley for a while.

    November 25, 2013 at 9:30 am | Report abuse |
  27. A Sapphire?

    What the heck was that?

    November 25, 2013 at 8:14 am | Report abuse |
  28. Joe from CT, not Lieberman

    Someone needs to wash that little girl's mouth out with soap.

    November 25, 2013 at 8:10 am | Report abuse |
  29. Doc Johnnie

    Brilliant way to respect the people who pay for his entire life.

    November 25, 2013 at 1:29 am | Report abuse |
  30. NOYB4EVER!!!

    Next he will come flaming out of the closet...

    November 25, 2013 at 12:27 am | Report abuse |
  31. 1rdd

    This kid just cracks me up. He weighs about 135 lbs and acts like he's the toughest person in town. I guess everyone can ACT tough when they have bodyguards to 'help keep me back'.

    November 24, 2013 at 10:00 pm | Report abuse |
  32. JGN

    All 19 year old boys think they are men. I have to say, though, since we use them for cannon fodder in our almost endless wars they do have a point. Their brains may not have caught up yet and often never do, but in all other ways they are men, albeit with quite short life spans in a lot of cases.

    November 24, 2013 at 7:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • AF

      That's an excellent point. I think Beiber is a tool, but I also think he's getting exactly what he wants: everyone talking about him. He's going down the "any publicity is good publicity" road, so any contrived, "weird" behavior he can think up is what's happening.

      Hey, give most 19 year olds that kind of money and attention and many of them would be no better. I'm certainly not defending him, I just think his whole MO is pretty transparent. In 5 years when his terrible music is no longer selling he'll be trying his silly stunts just to get mentioned in the news, it's just that people won't care anymore.

      November 25, 2013 at 7:07 am | Report abuse |
  33. gwats1957

    He's calling himself a man? When did this happen? Just a rich punk with money to me!

    November 24, 2013 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |
  34. ambsteve

    And, by "man" he means "woman"...in the long run he's not going to be of any significance whatsoever and he really could have had it all. What a shame Bieber.

    November 23, 2013 at 8:55 pm | Report abuse |
  35. jane

    Bieber is a twit.

    November 23, 2013 at 8:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • joanna

      he's more like a snivilling, little snot nose brat. He's so over!

      November 27, 2013 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
  36. PICK

    A man ??? Really Bieber calls himself a man......he's still a young brat and needs some guidance from a real man. Hope he's enjoyed his ride cause I predict it will be fizzing out real soon.......

    November 23, 2013 at 6:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • ^ bank on it ^

      The clock is ticking on his fizzling career...

      Tick tick tick tick...

      November 23, 2013 at 8:42 pm | Report abuse |
  37. Tim

    Great, now my kids need a new baby sitter

    November 23, 2013 at 4:02 pm | Report abuse |
  38. Clete

    "I'm happy with the man am becoming. A spoiled, egocentrice POS."

    November 23, 2013 at 2:00 pm | Report abuse |
  39. tom

    Hey...guess what Justin, ya little he/she? The rest of the doesn't give a f*%k about you either. You will be joining Lohan, Charlie Sheen and all those other pathetic losers in rehab and on a downward spiral very soon.

    November 23, 2013 at 10:52 am | Report abuse |
  40. Justin Bieber...

    still wears a training bra.

    November 22, 2013 at 3:41 pm | Report abuse |
  41. m.

    Bieber and Cyrus ... Utterly depraved. It's only a matter of time until their bodies are found in a cheap hotel room, a la Janis Joplin ... and the world will be better off.

    November 22, 2013 at 6:42 am | Report abuse |
  42. Ariella

    I love Justin Bieber but there's just one little thing.I don't like Miley Cyrus and I can't believe she's one of Justin's friends.But anyways Justin is an amazing kid and he's the best.Justin Bieber's my cute boyfriend and he's doing a great job.I love everything about him. 🙂 I'll always Believe and I'm the huggest belieber.

    November 21, 2013 at 9:02 pm | Report abuse |
  43. derp

    14:59 and counting.

    November 21, 2013 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |

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