November 22, 2013


10 Most Surprising Facts From Justin Bieber's 'THR' Cover Story

Justin Bieber hasn't granted an interview in nine months, but finally broke his silence for a cover story with The Hollywood Reporter

The resulting piece is called "Justin Bieber Is Not Sorry," a slight reference to the troublesome past nine months, including run-ins with the law, his neighbors, German animal controlprostitutes and the country of Argentina, among many others.

Inside, the "PYD" singer—who was joined by manager Scooter Braun—covers everything from his past mishaps ("I don't give a f-ck what people say") to the future (Braun says, "Justin's Thriller is yet to come"). Fuse selected the 10 most surprising moments from Bieber's THR cover story below.

1. Bieber wears onesies as everyday clothes:
According to THR reporter Shirley Halperin, Bieber showed up to the mag's photoshoot "draped head to toe in a cherry-red jumper whose only point of entry and exit is a blindingly bright white zipper."

2. Biebs texts daily with a pastor:
Yup! He and Pastor Judah Smith of Seattle's nondenominational City Church are text friends. Smith was even with Biebs at the interview and photo shoot, and has followed the pop star to South Africa and Australia to help Bieber "not get discouraged or despondent because of perceived failures."

3. Bieber is "very influenced by black culture":
However, Biebs also doesn't think of culture "as black or white." He added, "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."

4. But don't expect to hear the term "swag" from Bieber anymore:
"I don't really like to say the word 'swag' anymore because it's kind of played out," he says.

5. Drake is like a big brother to Justin:
"Justin really looks up to Drake," Braun revealed.

6. Oprah has Bieber's well being on her mind:
As do Adam Levine and Mark Wahlberg, who all reached out to Bieber with calls and emails when his behavior turned questionable. Even Eminem's manager, Paul Rosenberg, told Braun the MC would talk to Bieber if he wanted.

7. But Will Smith is his No. 1 mentor:
The movie star has a weekly call session with the singer. 

8. He lives in Britney Spears' former home:
If walls could talk...

9. R. Kelly collab "PYD" was an attempt at a "modern Boyz II Men sound":
Did he succeed? Listen for yourself right here.

10. Biebs learned the hard way that hangers-on take advantage of him: 
A video of him peeing into a mop bucket netted a "so-called friend" $40,000 10 months after it was recorded. Bieber says the only people he trusts are his mom and dad, and Braun with his career.