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It's Justin Bieber's world -- the rest of us just live in it.
In the cover story for the new issue of Rolling Stone, the 16-year-old pop superstar unleashes his opinions on all the big subjects, from fame to politics to sex. (And, in the accompanying photo shoot, he lifts a giant barbell and breaks through a brick wall -- actions you can see in the behind-the-scenes video at the bottom of this article.)
So what does the world look like through the eyes of a teen idol? Bieber admits he doesn't know much about politics, and isn't sure what political party he'd vote with. But he says that he doesn't believe in abortion or war, and jokes that the United States is "evil" for not adopting universal health care like his home country of Canada.
"Canada's the best country in the world," says Bieber. "We go to the doctor and we don't need to worry about paying him, but here, your whole life, you're broke because of medical bills. My bodyguard's baby was premature, and now he has to pay for it. In Canada, if your baby's premature, he stays in the hospital as long as he needs to, and then you go home."
On the more personal topics, Bieber is similarly opinionated. He says he doesn't have any curiosity or desire to do drugs, asking the interviewer, "Are you curious about cutting off your finger?" He doesn't think homosexuality is wrong: "It's everyone's own decision," he says. "It doesn't affect me, and it shouldn't affect anyone else." He also doesn't want to push his Christian beliefs too hard on his fans, but admits that he likes to "plant a seed" by ending his shows with the words, "God loves you." As for abstinence, Bieber won't say if he's waiting until marriage -- only that he thinks "you should just wait for the person you're in love with."
But one of the interview's biggest reveals is something that Bieber didn't intend for anyone to see: His computer desktop image is a picture of him and Selena Gomez in front of a sunset. Guess their romance for real!
Although Biebermaniacs were infuriated when he lost the Best New Artist Grammy on Sunday (it went to Esperanza Spalding), the Biebs is actually having a great month: His movie is a hit, album sales are up 145 percent. And on Tuesday night, he took home the Best International Breakthrough Act prize at the BRIT Awards -- beating out Bruno Mars and the cast of Glee. What's one little Grammy when Justin Bieber is on the verge of world domination? (Check out video of his Rolling Stone photo shoot below!)
What do you think of Justin Bieber's views on sex?