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Choice Quotes From Rolling Stone’s Justin Bieber Cover Story

Bieber’s meditations on fame, drugs, sex and swag

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“I don’t think about it. My attitude is why ask questions when things are going so well? Ain’t no questions that should be asked in this situation! [My fans] love me, and that’s it!”

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On His Love for Canada

“I’ll never be an American citizen. You guys are evil. Canada’s the best country in the world. We go to the doctor, and we don’t need to worry about paying him, but here, your whole life, you’re broke because of medical bills. My bodyguard’s baby was premature, and now he has to pay for it. In Canada, if your baby’s premature, he stays in the hospital as long as he needs to, and then you go home.”

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On Paparazzi

“I hate paparazzi. They’re stalkers with a camera. If someone’s following you, that’s automatically a crime, but if they have a camera, it’s OK? I don’t agree with that at all.”

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On Greed

“I don’t love money because once you start loving money, you’ve got a big house and nice cars and just an empty heart, and that’s the truth. I’m not just saying that.”

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On Michael Jackson

“Michael is my inspiration, and I want to emulate his career as much as possible. When he died, I couldn’t believe it. It was like, ‘Wow, he’s gone, I didn’t even get to meet him.’ I was sad.”

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On Drugs

“Are you curious about cutting off your finger? Do you want to know what that feels like? To me, taking drugs is the same type of thing. In the end, all that happens is you get hurt by it.”

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On What He Looks For in a Girl

“I like a girl with a nice smile and who’s funny. As far as looks, my taste is dark hair. But I don’t limit myself. I like girls with blond hair too. I like everything!”

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On Homosexuality

“It’s everyone’s own decision to do that. It doesn’t affect me and shouldn’t affect anyone else.”

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On Religion

“I feel I have an obligation to plant little seeds with my fans. I’m not going to tell them, ‘You need Jesus,’ but I will say at the end of my show, ‘God loves you.’”

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On Abortion

“I really don’t believe in abortion. I think [an embryo] is a human. It’s like killing a baby. [In the case of rape], I think that’s really sad, but everything happens for a reason. I don’t know how that would be a reason. I guess I haven’t been in that position, so I wouldn’t be able to judge that.”

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On War

“I don’t really agree with war either, necessarily. I think everyone should just get along. I don’t understand why people attack. What’s the point of killing people – power? If no one cared about power, then no one would have wars. Canada doesn’t go around attacking people.”

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On His Power

“I don’t think of myself as powerful. If anything, my fans are powerful. It’s all in their hands. If they don’t buy my albums, I go away.”

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