God Brought Skrillex and Diplo to Bieber to Make a Hit
VICE's fashion magazine i-D landed Justin Bieber for the cover interview of their latest issue, getting the pop star to talk about his celebrity struggles (more money more problems), love life (once you go Selena you... never stop talking about it), his coming of age (manhood is serious business) and his upcoming record which he hopes will be "his Dre moment."
After his Comedy Central Roast was described as "penance," Bieber was quoted saying that his hit song with Skrillex and Diplo was an act of God.
"I completely see that as being God. I couldn't have asked for a better start to all this stuff, and then the direction that it went in? That was definitely God. Because you never know when you have a hit."
But this only came after a sizable justification for his weed consumption, explaining how it helped him to learn about himself but why he tries to keep it on the down low.
"Of course, dude. You just figure out what you want to be and who you don't want to be. You have all these questions and you start answering these questions... I mean, honestly, it's just about perception. At the end of the day, there are people who don't think that's good. And if they don't feel that's good then I don't want to make people feel uncomfortable. So I'm not going to put it in their face. You'll never see me smoking. Because that is not who I am. If it's something I do then it's something I do, but it's not who I am and what I want to put on blast for the world to see. Like, who's Snoop Dogg? That's the dude who smokes a lot of weed. That's become his identity almost. And I don't want my identity to be anything but who I am and what my music is portraying me to be."
So there ya go... burn one for Bieber, but then say a prayer.
I'm a storyteller at heart, and music makes my world go round.