For the first time in three years, the newly (sorta) reformed Justin Bieber sat down with Complex Mag for an in-depth interview about his recent foray into bad decision making.
Teetering on Kanye-territory with some of his answers, Bieber shared his thoughts on everything from evolution to urinating in a bucket. The two topics apparently aren’t as far apart as you would think.
Like many entertainers, Bieber often worries that his quotes will be misunderstood by the general public. Since his new interview with Complex has quite a few doozies, we decided to provide a few gif-planations.
Bieber On Hate And Canada
“I think that also got me in trouble when I was young, because people don’t like when people are good at stuff. They just hate on it, and that has a lot to do with my hate in general. You see a dude who’s successful and he’s doing what he loves and people don’t take too well to that sometimes. I’d probably be the same way if I was in Canada, seeing this kid driving around in all these fancy cars and shit.”
Bieber On Extra-Curriculars
“I golf a lot. I wanted to golf today. It’s pretty good — I’m not great or anything. I enjoy it. Also, I can drink now. So I have a few drinks every now and then.”
Bieber On Doing Stuff (Comparing Himself To Floyd Mayweather Jr.)
“I’m in a one-man thing, too, but I have so many people that help me do this. Also, you go through a point where — I don’t know if he’s gotten this or not — but for me I went through a point of doing it for myself and doing everything in the industry for myself and I was unhappy because being able to do stuff for others is the biggest gift of all. I was robbing myself by not enjoying the moments where I should’ve been enjoying them and doing stuff for other people.”
Bieber On Being Arrested and Cold
“I went in, and I’m telling you that 24 hours sucked. It was really cold. That was the worst part about it.”
Bieber On Buckets
“Dude, what is bratty about pissing in a bucket? I had to go piss — we all have to pee. The bathroom was like on the other side, and the dude in the club was like, ‘Just pee here.'”
Bieber On Monkeys
“I’ve made myself so unrelatable the past year with all the stuff that I was doing. Not even bad stuff sometimes, just outrageous stuff. Like, you got a monkey, what are you doing?”
Bieber On Sorta-Marriage
“I moved in with my girlfriend when I was 18. Started my own life with her. It was a marriage kind of thing.”
Bieber On The Big Bang
“I’m the type of dude who always wants to figure it out. Science makes a lot of sense. Then I start thinking — wait, the “big bang.” For a “big bang” to create all this is more wild to think about than thinking about there being a God. Imagine putting a bunch of gold into a box, shaking up the box, and out comes a Rolex. It’s so preposterous once people start saying it.”
Bieber On Jesus
“I just wanna honestly live like Jesus. Not be Jesus — I could never — I don’t want that to come across weird. He created a pretty awesome template of how to love people and how to be gracious and kind.”
Bieber On Tacos
“Like I said, you don’t need to go to church to be a Christian. If you go to Taco Bell, that doesn’t make you a taco.”