Justin Bieber Keeps It Close to the Vest on Vibe Cover
Justin Bieber‘s manager Scooter Braun does more speaking in The Biebs’ feature for Vibe than The Biebs himself. That’s not uncommon; Braun factors into most of his charge’s chats. The ‘As Long as You Love Me’ singer doesn’t reveal too much in his interviews, and in the Vibe piece (featured in the September issue) is no different.
While the photos are banging – featuring the teen pulling up his coat collar on the cover while rocking side-parted, ’50s hair and conquering the moon — the feature provides no elucidation. It’s not as though The Biebs has locked up his heart and thrown away the key. It’s as though a key has never even been made.
The Biebs talks about fame, since he has achieved an enormous level of it. “What does that really mean, ‘to be famous’?” he mused. “In general, fame can tear you apart, so you can never really feel like you’re famous. When people start acting like they’re famous, that’s when they start losing it.”
Well, Biebs, fame usually means that people follow you around, take your picture, chase you down a highway to get an elusive shot… so fame is essentially your life. Even so, he made quite a heavy statement about the concept of fame.
The Biebs kept details of his life and location close to the vest, only revealing that he lives in California, which is common knowledge. But he plays it safe and doesn’t share details in order to protect himself. “I don’t like giving too much personal information about where I live and the cars I drive. There are a lot of people in this world that aren’t good people, and all they need to do is a little research and then they can,” he said. “People hiding in garbage cans overnight to catch [pictures] of me; crazy things happen. You can’t give out too much personal information.”
He may not be handing out private info, but people still find it. The paparazzi and Beliebers tail the singer with equal fervor and zeal. He loves that the latter are so dedicated, beaming while saying, “My fans are crazier than anyone else’s fans. I’ve had girls make light-up signs with actual mechanics involved. Like it takes them three months to make that sign. Three months! That’s a long time.”
That’s also called love, Biebs!
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