Justin Bieber: I Want To Be An “Artist,” Not Just A “Pop Star” (VIDEO)
Justin Bieber says there’s a difference between being an “artist” and just a “pop star.” Check out the video below.
The singer stopped by Z100 on Wednesday for a chat with Mo’ Bounce, who congratulated him on scoring the first number one of his career. “I don’t necessarily need it, but it feels good,” Bieber said, noting that it’s particularly gratifying because “What Do You Mean?” wasn’t a song given to him by his label, but something he himself created.
“They’ll try to walk all over you,” Bieber said of record labels. “But if I wouldn’t have taken a stand, I would’ve just ended up being like all the other pop stars.” He explained, “It’s rare to find an artist in a pop star. Usually it’s just a pop star. Michael Jackson was an artist…. It’s not just being a performer and good at what you do. There’s a lot of people that can sing and dance, but it takes a lot to create and take it to the next level.”
The rest of the interview was more lighthearted, with Mo’ Bounce asking Bieber if he knows his social media power. “Yeah, sometimes I take advantage of it,” admitted the superstar, slyly confessing he likes “slippin into DMs.” He added with a smile on his face, “Instagram is about dudes lookin’ at pretty girls.” Bieber went on to make a “That’s What She Said” joke, and said he was “delusional.”
Amidst the laughs, Mo’ Bounce later brought up the difficulty Bieber can have going out, given his level of fame, but he responded, “I don’t want to let that rule my life.” Watch the full video below, and tell us what you think.