Just days ago we announced that Justin Bieber‘s first GQ cover was released, sans full interview (I mean, we had a few quotes but you KNOW that’s not enough!). But now…we get the pics, the interview, and the whole GD tattooed shebang!
HEADS UP: This is a great interview. Biebs talks a lot about getting his monkey confiscated in Germany in a totally unironic way. And the Tulum instagram incident. And, trying to get off of Adderal. And makes tons of weird, lame jokes. So you should definitely check out the full interview here, but here are some highlights:
On his relationship with god: “I feel like that’s why I have a relationship with Him, because I need it. I suck by myself. Like, when I’m by myself and I feel like I have nothing to lean on? Terrible. Terrible person. If I was doing this on my own, I would constantly be doing things that are, I mean, I still am doing things that are stupid, but… It just gives me some sort of hope and something to grasp onto, and a feeling of security, and a feeling of being wanted, and a feeling of being desired, and I feel like we can only get so much of that from a human.”
On getting a new pet monkey:“Yeah, one day. Just gotta make sure I got a house and it stays in the fucking house. I’m not gonna bring him to Germany or travel with it anymore. People are always like, ‘Why did you get a monkey?’ If you could get a monkey, well, you would get a fucking monkey, too! Monkeys are awesome.”
On being exclusive with Hailey Baldwin:“I don’t want to put anyone in a position where they feel like I’m only theirs, only to be hurt in the end. Right now in my life, I don’t want to be held down by anything. I already have a lot that I have to commit to. A lot of responsibilities. I don’t want to feel like the girl I love is an added responsibility. I know that in the past I’ve hurt people and said things that I didn’t mean to make them happy in the moment. So now I’m just more so looking at the future, making sure I’m not damaging them. What if Hailey ends up being the girl I’m gonna marry, right? If I rush into anything, if I damage her, then it’s always gonna be damaged. It’s really hard to fix wounds like that. It’s so hard.… I just don’t want to hurt her.”
I’ll say it once and I’ll say it again: Justin Bieber is a very talented, not very smart weirdo who doesn’t understand humor. And this interview tooootally gets to the heart of that. LOVE IT.