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Justin Bieber Covers 'Vanity Fair' February 2011

Justin Bieber Covers 'Vanity Fair' February 2011

Justin Bieber gets covered in kisses on the cover of Vanity Fair magazine’s February 2011 issue.

Here’s what the 16-year-old pop phenom had to share:

On his influences: “Music is music, and I’m definitely influenced by Michael Jackson and Boyz II Men and people who were black artists—that’s what I like. But I like their voices and I like how they entertain—it’s not about what color they are. Michael was able to reach audiences from young to old; he never limited himself. 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.”

On trying to maintain normalcy: “It’s hard to really balance myself. A regular kid, if he catches the flu, he just gets to go home. But I can’t do that…. Everything is important. But, you know, my sanity is important, too. Even if I’m angry, I’ll just put a smile on my face and fake it. I don’t often fake it—what’s me is me….I know I have to give up a lot of myself, or a lot of a private life.”

On his future: “I see myself just growing. I didn’t know that any of this was really possible. I grew up in a really small town with not a lot of money, and I liked singing, but it was just something that was a hobby. As I get into it more, I want to grow as an artist, as an entertainer, and basically perfect my craft. I want to be the best that I can be.”

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  • ouhohoh

    Jesus, Is this kid going to develop anytime??

  • Jess

    Oh how I wish he and Gaga would go away!!
    The music industry was way better before those talentless fame who*es came!

  • Frida

    ‘people who were black artists’? Does he mean they stopped being that at some time?

  • Kenny

    I didnt get that black artist comment either….

  • http://T.com Kaz simply smashing !!!!!!!

    Lol ,he like average person and disgusting

  • http://T.com Kaz simply smashing !!!!!!!

    Look his nose and mouth wried, Dosn’t have any pretty face ,looooolllll

  • latam2012

    uv missed out his douchey quote about how hes good looking…..yes justin, for a 12 year old lesbian. Testosterone. stat!

  • latam2012

    also. I just want to shave his head.

  • http://Ta Sligo ^_^ cute

    Im more handsome than he

  • Milo

    WTF?! is this kid that stupid? “People who were balck artists, thats what I like” “But its not about their color”……..this kid was a fetus in his mothers womb when Michael was even at his prime time/relevant!

  • mickey

    She is such a pretty little girl.

  • http://Ta Sligo ^_^ cute

    What little girl??hahahahahahah or little werid hahah this short boy like 5’1

  • i n f a m o u s l y c o o l

    …can we just give a R.I.P shout out to the jonas brothers career. the bieber came out and killed them! …ahahahahahahaha …`poor bāstārds were forgotten so damn fast.

  • http://Ta Sligo ^_^ cute

    Go go go cry and say sligo hate me

  • http://Ta Sligo ^_^ cute

    Pleas dont tell u mom sligo hate u .ok littel ..

  • Nicole

    hahahahahahaha, kids go to playschool!!!!

  • brendasongrocks

    This kid is so fugly.. I know he’s 16 but he looks 5 and is beyond ugly.

  • brendasongrocks

    @Milo: Michael has always been relevant, he was the most searched person on earth in the beginning of the 2000s (2000-2010).

  • http://T.com Kaz simply smashing !!!!!!!

    He’s kid go go sh*t on pants

  • http://Ta Sligo ^_^ cute

    Hehehehe

  • Zzz

    He like 7 years old looking very younger

  • http://T.com Kaz simply smashing !!!!!!!

    Agree #21 he soo yunger Because he pess on pants

  • http://umathurman.org vanessa

    awkward cover.. poor guy

  • Lisa

    SHE LOOKS STUNNING ON THE COVER OF VANITYFAIR. BUT SHE HAS NO TALENT.

  • Lalalal

    Hes s.l.u.t.t.y

  • http://Ta Sligo ^_^ cute

    Git a loser im best

  • Poppy

    @Jess: Prior to Bieber and Gaga, there was Sh*tney Smears who has ZERO talent.

    They’re actually a major improvement.

  • mary

    Can this lame kid please disappear!!

  • Janey

    Vanity Fair just hit a new low.

  • marq

    “All the goodness, beauty, and perfection of a human being belong to the one who knows how to recognize these qualities.”
    - Georgette Leblanc

  • M

    This little shitbag is never gonna go through puberty. He will look like an ugly lesbian forever.

  • http://JustJared starquality

    WOW what did he do that have everyone on here so freaking mad, he’s still a kid; learning and growing. Why so much hate.

  • laverdadduele

    Aww, what a cute girl! No wonder Selena turned lesbian for her.

  • selena

    i only love his voice but he’s kinda cute though u know all the haters are so ugly gees can’t say much coz the really smeel yuck eeeeeeeeeeew.i’m black and it’s true black can sing.

  • jol

    I find this kid totally overated… he is just less than cute (with all the photoshop of nowadays he isnt even cute so Im guessing he is just average), an average dancer and an average singer with 1 good song (after or before baby I have no idea what he has released)… and he is “taking over the world”… plus when is he going to not look like a 12yr old? I didn’t get that black artists comment, maybe he was misquoted? or he was confused?

  • Carly#1Fan

    I suppose Vanity Fair has lost all credibility putting a teenybopper on their cover. I thought Vanity Fair was for grown ups not tweens?

  • http://Twitter.com/KParis_Paulus PKP

    Black Artist? That doesn’t sound so cool,that’s LOW Justin :/

  • anon

    If it’s not about color…why mention that he’s inspired by “people who were black artists”. You can definitely tell he’s 16…must be our great school system!

  • kant spel

    I didn’t know Ellen Degeneres was on this issue!

  • alana

    He is so full of himself. I’m disappointed in Selena.

  • alana

    He also says in the article that all the attention from girls is because he is good looking!! And the young guys who don’t think he is cool will change their minds when he is 18, but now all their girlfriends want to see him. Who talks about themselves like that? What an ego

  • Lisa

    @starquality: YOU MADE A MISTAKE. YOU MEANT TO SAY ‘ SHE STILL A KID

  • KIM

    not cute

  • Frito

    @kant spel: LOL.

  • Brightside

    At 16 years old he has learnt that ‘music is music’? Words fail me!!! What did he think it was prior to that useless piece of ‘insight’?

    LOL….

  • RL

    he just had no idea what to answer to the influence question because he doesnt really understand music and probably doesnt write his own songs which r stupid anyway and no artist we know has inspired those crappy things. other than that i think he’s really not cute and u can tell it will only go worse from here…

  • Hollywood_Barbie

    Wow, he seems to get vainer by the day. :/ wonder if he’ll still be a douche bag once the fans die down. :) poor baby bieber!

  • Caitlyn

    @Poppy: britney had talent did you ever hear any of her songs back in the day? soda pop or thinkin about you she sounds more mature than JB does + the girl could DANCE

  • http://Ta Sligo ^_^ cute

    Go go go away

  • Danii

    Pretty Girl………..can she sing?