In a new interview with the Daily Mail, Justin Bieber talks about his past, how music changed his life, and who his secret crush is.
He talks about how he got into the music industry, and says, “What happened was I found something I wanted to be good at. I wasn’t good at school because I had no passion for it. If I hadn’t found music my life would have been bad. My family are all poor, so the cycle would have continued. My kids would have been poor, and their kids would have been too. I feel I broke the cycle, and when you get to break the cycle, you don’t go back.”
He also adds that people have this misconception of his that is not at all true – “People think I’m a product, that they found this good-looking kid, cut his hair nice and put Auto-Tune on his voice, wrote him good songs, taught him how to dance and then said, “Here is a pop star for you. I am the furthest thing from that. I’m a musician; I play instruments, I write songs. I’m a businessman; I want to create an empire. I want people to know I don’t just sing songs. I’m the guy who signed the girl who just had the biggest single all round the world (Carly Rae Jepsen with Call Me Maybe; he brought her to the attention of Braun, who gave him a 50 per cent cut when he signed her).
He adds that he’s also expanding into other areas, saying, “I’m going to do movies – I’m talking with Mark Wahlberg about my first big movie. I invest in start-ups and IT. I have a very smart manager, but I always wanted to learn from him. The education I’ve had you couldn’t get in any school. If I want to be good at something I will be. I’m good at this.”
He also talks about his secret crush – Cheryl Cole. He says, “She’s really pretty… She’s not too old. Nothing is too old for me, except maybe 50 or 60.”