Justin Bieber revealed more details about the song he wrote after falsely being accused by Mariah Yeater of fathering her child!
Justin Bieber has always felt a connection to the late Michael Jackson, but we doubt he ever expected it to be like this one! The 18-year-old pop star was accused by a girl named Mariah Yeater of fathering her child — something that was totally untrue and he’s now singing about on his upcoming album, Believe.
“The baby situation — which was totally not true, by the way — I wrote a song about that,” Justin said during an interview with MTV May 3. “It’s on there. It’s like my ‘Billie Jean.’ At the end of the day, I’m human. I go through all the problems you go through.”
“Billie Jean” was the song Michael Jackson wrote after undergoing a similar situation to Justin, and it was the first thing we thought of when we heard Justin would be singing about the Mariah situation.
Here are some highlights from the rest of Justin’s interview:
*What do you think of “Boyfriend”?
I’m happy. I mean, I kind of switched it up from all the teasers. I wanted to do something that was a little more mature. My fans are all growing with me. It was something more mature and that all my fans would like.
*How did you pick the girl in it?
They had two girls based on the pictures and we picked the one who looked best on camera. It was kind of a group thing. She was like really beautiful but on camera it gave this cool vibe. She looked like Pocahantas.
*What do you think of Justin Timberlake?
I haven’t seen it. Definitely, he was young and he did it. He was really amazing and had amazing music. I can’t say I would be upset if someone compared me to him, but I think my music is going in a completely different direction.
*Tell us about your elevator game.
In an elevator. Kenny and all us have this game where we just hit each other in the balls. It’s just funny.
*About X Factor
I’m actually too busy because I’m going to be going on a world tour.
*What’s ‘Believe’ about?
Different situations I’ve been in. That’s what I wanted to touch on. The baby situation, which was totally not true, by the way — I wrote a song about that. It’s on there. It’s like my Billie Jean. At the end of the day I’m human. I go through all the problems you go through.
*What do you want people to know?
I want people to know that my music is something I take really seriously. It’s not a joke. It’s not just mainstream pop music. I’ve been doing music since I was really little and I just want to show the world that it’s not a game.
*Why did you pick “Boyfriend” as your single?
I just thought it was like, out of all the songs I had at that time, it was the song that most represented me at the time. It was perfect first song to come out with. My single is better. And my next single is better. I think it’s “As Long As You Love Me.” It’s like mid-tempo. I just think it’s edgy. It’s something I can hear on the radio. It’s going to get stuck in people’s heads.
*What other songs have your written?
I wrote a song for my mom. I think I’m going to put it out on Mother’s Day. I don’t know if it’s going on the album.
*What do you want to improve on?
I’m trying to get better at dancing. I’ve been in the dance studio trying to clean up.
*What advice has Usher given you?
Always keep the people who were there in the beginning with you. They are the ones that really care.
*Tell us about Drake
It’s crazy. We’re both going on the same journey on the different sides of the world. It’s so cool because we both get what each other are going through. He’s able to give me different advice and I’m able to tell him how to treat the ladies…just kidding!
*What’s your process in the studio like?
I’m always pretty like, if I’m in the studio there’s no time to mess around. There’s a beat and I write to that, or there’s a guitar.
*What do you have next?
I’m going to be touring. I’m still working on this movie with Mark Wahlberg. I don’t know what the deal is, but they are rewriting the script to make it fit better.
*Hows your bball game?
Right now, I haven’t played basketball in awhile. I played in this charity game at Shaq’s house. It wasn’t too hard to beat them.
*What would you ask your 25-year-old self?
I would probably ask my 25-year-old self for facial hair. I’m not getting any facial hair anytime soon. I want to show I’m just in the streets workin. There are like a couple hairs. It’s coming soon.
*Do you regret being famous?
No, I mean, I wouldn’t be where I am now. I’m able to travel the world. I had never been on an airplane before all this. It’s so hard being away from my family and friends, but when I think about it, it’s all worth it.
*What was the last movie you watched?
Last movie I watched?
I don’t remember. I think I watched on the plane Horrible Bosses.
*Do you ever watch TV?
I like the New Girl. Have you seen that show? It’s such a good show.
*What animal would you be if you were an animal?
If I were an animal — no I wouldn’t be a unicorn! I would be like a tiger or something. Or a lion. Something. That’s a random question. I want to be on the top of the food chain.
My favorite cereal is crunch berries or frosted miny wheats.
*Which girls do you want to work with?
I would collaborate with maybe like Rihanna or Beyonce.
*What’s your favorite kind of soup?
I like broccoli cheddar soup.
*Do you miss your hair flip?
Do I miss the flip? Not really. That was in it’s time. Maybe it’ll come back. It was cool in the time. Now I’m just onto a new chapter.
The thing is I always put out random songs. Just different covers. When my voice was changing, I put out songs. The tone is deeper and sexier.
*Touring with the Wanted?
Maybe, I mean The Wanted came on tour in South America with me. I’m not sure if we’re all going to tour, but I’m not opposed to it.
*Do you get nervous about not being relevant?
No. At the end of the day, I’m enjoying what is happening right now. My fans have been taking me on this crazy roller coaster ride. You know why I’m not nervous about falling off? Because it’s all about the music. When the music is there, the talent is there, the hard work is there, I think it’s only a matter of time — you just keep going up.
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