YouTube sensation turned international pop star Justin Bieber will be turning 18 in a few weeks and since he’ll officially become an adult, the young singer decided it’s the best time to discuss adulthood and the pressure of being under the spotlight with V Magazine.

However, being all down to earth about the subject, Bieber wants to underline that although he’s ‘not completely grown up’, he wants people to start realizing that he’s ‘not a kid anymore’. The soon to be 18 pop star also talks about the pressure of growing up under the spotlight, his lifestyle, music as well as love, sex, alcohol and drugs.

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When asked if he believes he has to play the role of a kid even though he’s almost 18, Justin Bieber replies: “Here’s the thing: I think that I don’t need to try to do anything. There are people who try to grow up too fast—they’re 18, so they’re like, I’m not a kid anymore. People need to know I’m not a kid anymore. But at the end of the day, I’m not completely grown-up. I’m still learning. I’m going to grow up how I grow up. I’m not going to try to conform to what people want me to be or go out there and start partying, have people see me with alcohol. I want to do it at my own pace. But I’m never going to make myself so the kids and the parents don’t respect me. There’re some artists that [parents won’t] let their kids go and see because they think they’re a bad influence.”

As far as his music and love for music goes, Justin says he wants to keep his music clean and that he’s not willing to switch his style anymore. Although Canadian pop star loves rapping, who now rarely has time to return to his home country, he states that he just raps once in a while for fun but love songs are really his thing. He tells V Magazine that:

“I want to be able to do what Michael did — he always sang clean lyrics — and it was always that little kids loved Michael and grandparents loved Michael. I don’t want to start singing about things like sex, drugs, and swearing. I’m into love, and maybe I’ll get more into making love when I’m older. But I want to be someone who is respected by everybody. Because right now, the young people are who make society. Young people determine what’s cool. Young people determine what’s going to be in style. So I always stick with the young people, that’s what I say.”

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Justin is definitely a man that managed to conquer the hearts of young girls worldwide and since girls are predominant in his audience, there are negative comments with regards to why he became famous (his looks), and when asked about his opinion, Justin said:

“It’s all about making good music, and people hate me before they even listen to my music. I know a lot of people say they hate Justin Bieber who haven’t even listened to any of my music. They just hate me because they hate the idea of me. I’m young, I’m handsome — I don’t mean to sound conceited — but they think that I just got here because [of that], because I’m good-looking and girls like me, but the music isn’t there. Here’s the thing: my first album, I was 13 turning 14 when I recorded it, and I put it out when I was 14 or 15. It was my first time recording, and it turned out really well.”

As far as why he writes his own tweets, the singer tells the magazine that he believes his fans that take time to follow his deserve that at the least. He says that: “That’s about keeping my fans in the loop of what I’m doing all the time. I want them to see that I’m not too good for them, and that I can still tell them what I’m doin’ all the time and be able to keep them informed of when stuff is coming out. When you follow me on Twitter, you are literally following my life. I think that’s really cool.”

Check out Justin Bieber’s entire interview and stylish spread in the 75 issue of V Magazine out now! Photos courtesy of V Magazine