The 16-year-old musician opened up about his passion for music, being more than just normal and just waiting for the day when guys voluntarily come to his concerts. Check it:
On not getting to be just a normal kid: “Itâ€™s hard to really balance myself. A regular kid, if he catches the flu, he just gets to go home. But I canâ€™t do that…Everything is important. But, you know, my sanity is important, too. Even if Iâ€™m angry, Iâ€™ll just put a smile on my face and fake it. I donâ€™t often fake itâ€”whatâ€™s me is meâ€¦.I know I have to give up a lot of myself, or a lot of a private life.”
On being the object of every teen girl’s obsession: “For younger guys, itâ€™s like [they think] theyâ€™re not cool if they come to my concert. Thatâ€™ll [change], I think; itâ€™ll happen, maybe when Iâ€™m 18. But meanwhile all their girlfriends are coming to watch me.”
On some of his biggest influences: â€œMusic is music, and Iâ€™m definitely influenced by Michael Jackson and Boyz II Men and people who were black artistsâ€”thatâ€™s what I like. But I like their voices and I like how they entertainâ€”itâ€™s not about what color they are. Michael was able to reach audiences from young to old; he never limited himself. He was so broad, everybody loved him, and thatâ€™s what my goal isâ€”to basically make people happy, to inspire them, and to have everyone root for me.â€
Justin‘s cover of VF hits stands this Thursday, January 6 in New York and LA; January 11 for the rest of the United States.
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