Justin Bieber is featured on the cover of the newest issue of Billboard magazine with his mussed up blonde hair and his tattoo-covered arm. In the magazine, he talked about being a child star, Kylie Jenner, Selena Gomez and how people are constantly judging him.
On the toughness of being a child star and Kylie Jenner, he revealed, “I wouldn’t suggest being a child star. It’s the toughest thing in the world. I want people to be more kind to young celebrities. Like Kylie. Look at her world: She has been living on TV since she was a kid. Every time she’s looking around she sees a camera, and that’s affecting how she’s thinking and how she’s perceiving people and why she has to do certain things. Situations that happen taint your mind, especially in this industry. Especially for girls… Everything is so [based] on people’s looks and stuff. Look at the statistics on how many child stars have crumbled and turned out to be wack jobs. It”s because – it’s f**ked, bro, this lifestyle.”
On the topic of Selena, he said, “I’m proud of the woman she is today. When you love someone that much, even if something comes between you, it’s a love that never really dies. I know I had a lot of play in that one. I don’t know what she’s saying about me.”
On the judgments, he added, “It might seem awesome from the outside, but I’m struggling. Certain things broke my trust with people. Situations happen that taint your mind. I started going through the motions. I felt like people were judging me all the time. I came out alive. I came out swinging. But I was close to letting [fame] completely destroy me. Empty. Lost. Like I didn’t know myself. ‘You’re not good enough. People hate you. You try too hard.’”