Did Justin Bieber get punched in the face?!? No. No one’s going to let that sweet face take a punch.
But it is a brutal-looking photo shoot that Justin has put on for Complex magazine’s 10th-year anniversary, a “knock-out special edition,” to show that Justin knows how to “roll with the punches.”
Justin Bieber has thrown himself into the ring for a bloody new boxing-themed photo shoot that is sure to shock all beliebers. Justin covers the April/May issue of Complex magazine and he can be seen sporting a battered face, bloody nose and soiled white tuxedo.
The controversial photoshoot, which is touted as the publication’s 10-year anniversary “knock-out special edition”, was reportedly inspired by his ability to “roll with the punches”.
Watch the behind-the-scenes video (below) to see Justin Bieber take a beating before fighting back against his brolic opponents.
Read the interview with Complex Mag:
Justin on his relationship with Selena Gomez:
“There’s no way to hide the relationship completely, because then it would be unfair to us,” he says. “It’s like, ‘You take this car, and I’ll take this car, and then we’ll meet up at the spot. Then, you go in this door, I’ll go in this door. We’ll end up crossing ways. You get back in this car. We’ll cross over, do a James Bond. You go through the kitchen. I’ll go through the back area. Then we’ll meet in the dressing room and see each other.’ At that point, it’s not even a relationship. You’re just hiding from everyone. That’s unfair and unhealthy, man.”
Justin on Paparazzi harassment:
“It pisses me off so much when people say, ‘Get over it, Justin. You’re famous. People are going to take your picture. Suck it up, you’re rich…’ It’s like, ‘Yo, I just got off an eight-hour flight. I’m tired and my eyes have bags under them. I’m not trying to take pictures. I’m not going to come to your house, wake you up, and start snapping your picture.’”
Justin on being competitive:
“There’s no point in doing this if I’m not going to be the best. I give up a personal life. I give up my friends and family to pursue what I love and to make my fans happy. Why would I give up so much to be just another singer?. When I release something I want it to be the best. When I release my fragrance, I want it to be the number-one fragrance; I don’t want it to be the ninth-best-selling fragrance. My Christmas album went double-platinum worldwide. Christmas albums don’t do that, and that still wasn’t good enough for me.”
Justin on the people who dislike his music:
“I feel like it’s my responsibility to be the greatest I can be. If I start making terrible music, I don’t expect people to like me. If I’m making great music and there’s no reason for people to dislike me, that’s when it’s going to make me upset. People just need to take a chance and listen. If they don’t want to take a chance, then I don’t know. That’s going to be the biggest problem, to make them feel like it’s cool for them to like my music.”
Justin on his tattoo’s:
“I want to get more tattoo’s when I’m older. My first tattoo was inspired by Richard Bach’s book ‘Jonathan Livingston Seagull’. My whole family got inked with the same design when I was 16. They all got it on their wrist, but I wanted it in a different spot. The book is about a seagull who wanted to be more than just a seagull. I’m trying to be more than just a regular person. I’m trying to be extravagant.”