Justin Bieber told the world to get ready for his comeback in 2015. And so far, he’s hitting it out of the park.
Hot on the heels of him becoming the new face and body of Calvin Klein Underwear and Jeans and sucking the oxygen out of the Internet, more goodies arrive today in the “Music Issue” of V Magazine. The publication has published the photo shoot Justin shot with Karl Lagerfeld last October. Interestingly, the magazine’s first photo shoot with the singer came out three years ago today.
The Kaiser didn’t only personally photograph the Biebs, he interviewed him too. Was that done shirtless too?
Now, we finally get a chance to hear about the Canadian’s game plan coming out a year’s musical hiatus and pop culture reversal of fortune.
Beginning with a critical question, Karl asked Justin how he sees his career “evolving,” and whether he had any ambitions that were unfulfilled.
Not surprisingly, the 20-year-old said he still has “so many personal and professional goals I want to achieve. I want to keep creating music for my fans.”
He continued, “One day I hope to make strides into movies and fashion as well. I want to share my creativity with the world.”
However, that’s not to say the young icon intends to duck out of the game any time soon.
Justin added, “I hope I am still blessed to be performing and making music. I hope to have a family too [by 30].”
Elaborating about performing, the singer revealed “performing live” is his “favorite part” of his “job.” And, some things never change. Asked to name his “favorite musician from the past,” the Biebs replied, “Michael Jackson.”
In what is the most poignant part of Lagerfeld’s interview, Justin was asked what he would never do in life.
“Give up on myself, my family, or my fans,” he replied.
Rather sweetly, Lagerfield told Bieber he saw him perform and thought he was “great.”
Does that make the fashion titan a Belieber? Maybe.
Then, it was time to give some props to the millions who have remained loyal to the singer during his extraordinary year-plus, and are eager to support him in his return.
Asked how an internet-free world would have affected his career, Justin answered, “The Internet has been a huge part of my career.”
“I was discovered on YouTube. I use Twitter, Instagram, Shots, and Fahlo to communicate with my fans on a daily basis. Things would be totally different without it,” he added.
“I definitely wouldn’t be able to have the personal relationship I have with my fans without social media.”
Saving the best for last, Karl asked Justin what was next in his “fabulous career.”
“I’m going to start working on a new album and a tour for 2015,” the new face of Calvin Klein replied. “I took the last year off and I’m excited to get back to work.”
Check out the whole interview at V Magazine’s website. It hits newsstands on January 15.
— Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) January 8, 2015
Justin Bieber is back, more rippled and toned than ever before. Is he more reflective too?
Sounds like it.
[Images via Karl Lagerfeld / Courtesy of V Magazine]