The 19-year-old singer opened up to the mag about negativity, trusting people, and what he plans for the future. Check it:
On swag: “I’m very influenced by black culture, but I don’t think of it as black or white. It’s not me trying to act or pose in a certain way. It’s a lifestyle — like a suaveness or a swag, per se. But I don’t really like to say the word [‘swag’] anymore. It’s kind of played out.”
On haters: “Not ‘I don’t give a f—’ to just be reckless and do whatever, but ‘I don’t give a f— what they say.’ … I know who I am and what I’m doing in my life and what I’ve accomplished and continue to accomplish as a performer, as a writer, as an artist, as a person, as a human being. I’m happy with the man I’m becoming.”
On trust: “I trust my mom and dad. I trust Scooter [Braun] with my career; he’s always made sure I’m taken care of. That’s it.”
On his career: “Michael Jackson didn’t do Off the Wall until he was about 23. Bad, not until he was, like, 25 [Jackson was 29]. I have all the time in the world.”
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