Justin’s photoshoot for Seventeen Magazine last year. (MQ)
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17: Everyone is so interested in your personal life, especially your relationship with Selena. A lot of your fans don’t approve…
JB: Everyone has haters, so you always have to deal with the negativity and be positive about it. I don’t think it’s nice; I’d rather they be nice, but at the end of the day I don’t let it affect me.
17: You’ve …planned some amazing dates for Selena - who taught you to be so romantic?
JB: I’m just trying to make her happy, that’s all. I think it’s important to make all woman feel like they’re princesses because every girl is a princess, I’m serious.
17: Will.I.am said he thinks it’s important for people to experience heartbreak so they’ll have something to sing about. What do you think?
JB: I haven’t gone through it so I don’t really know what it’s about. I don’t think anyone wants to have heartbreak. I haven’t been in that deep a place yet, but I’m still looking. I’m still learning every day.
17: Would you and Selena ever record music together?
JB: Yeah. I love her music, so maybe we could collaborate.
17: There must be so many people wanting to be around you now - how do you know who your real friends are?
JB: I don’t let anybody close to me. I just rock with my old friends, Ryan and Chaz. I’m happy with the friends that I have.
17: You bought your friend Ryan a car for Christmas. What inspired that?
JB: Ryan;s been my best friend since I was really little. He just got his license and he didn’t have a car to drive. He can drive his parents’ car sometimes but they’re at work when he’s at school, so I got him a Mustang convertible so he can be rocking it out at school.
17: Do you ever feel guilty at all about your success compared to what your friends have?
JB: No, never. And it makes them cool that they never make me feel like that. They’re proud of me. They never get jealous; they’re happy for me.
17: Let’s talk about your hair - you’ve been changing it up a lot lately. Is there a reason for switching it up?
JB: No, I just wanna be able to rock anything and not really care - whether it’s long or short, buzzed, or waxed over. I’m not just going to be known for my hair.
17: How is this new album different for you?
JB: I just want to grow my audience and have more people listen to my music who might not have listened to it before, so that’s kind of my goal. But I still want people who were listening to my last album to listen to this one. You never want to lose fans; you just want to gain fans.
17: That’s good math.
JB: A lot of times, when artists grow older, they lose their younger fans because they’re just trying to get older fans. But if you try to make good music, then you’ll just appease everybody. I just want to make music that’s good for everybody.”
On his Role Model
“Usher is who I look to for guidance. From the beginning, he told me to put family first and you’ll always succeed, because your family will never leave you. He told me to always stay humble and never forget where I came from.”
Growing Up with his Fans
“A lot of times, when artists grow older, they lose their younger fans because they’re just trying to get older fans. But if you try to make good music, then you’ll just appease everybody. I just want to make music that’s good for everybody.”
On his Romantic Dates with Girlfriend, Selena Gomez
“I’m just trying to make her happy, that’s all. I think it’s important to make all women feel like they’re princesses, because every girl is a princess. I’m serious.”
On what scares him the most
"Losing a family member is my biggest fear. I’ve never lost anyone, so I don’t know what the feeling would be. It would just be scary."
Waste Not, Want Not
“Recently, there were so many things in my rider that went to waste, so I took a lot of things off my rider. Every day we were buying all this stuff and it was just sitting there. I got rid of it, I didn’t want to waste all the food.”