Justin Bieber is Teen Vogue’s latest headliner, with not one but two covers set to release to newsstands for their May 2013 ‘music issue.’
The cover line is “Justin’s Crazy Year.”
Clearly taking a punt on Bieber’s headline count of late, Teen Vogue is taking a probably astute gamble on its cover in the belief that its readership doesn’t see the pop star’s recent antics in quite the same way that adult fashionistas do.
It’s the Canadian’s second outing for Teen Vogue and he used the spotlight to explain why he may be done railing publicly about his bad press.
Asked in the editorial about his ongoing media mauling, Bieber said:
“I don’t need to address every speculation. Remember when Cam’ron dissed Jay-Z? Jay-Z didn’t even respond. Why didn’t he respond, because he’s Jay-Z.”
For those unaware of Jay-Z and Cam’ron’s feud — laid out here — it goes all the way back to 1995 and stems from arguments about bootlegged backing tracks, hip hop politics, Jay-Z’s alleged blocking of Cam’ron as Vice President at Roc-A-Fella — and years of rap insults in the interim.
Whether Bieber will manage to maintain his Jay-Z stance when the news on his reportedly imminent prosecution for battery gears up remains to be seen.
The singer recently capped his March exploits with the forcible quarantining of his pet monkey “Mally” by Munich customs officials after he failed to provide a health certificate and other necessary documents.
The latest installment in Bieber’s unbelievable Believe tour has resulted in the teen idol being banned from Vienna nightclub Passage, following reports that his bodyguards roughed up guests and smashed cameras and cell phones.
The latest update on that story, courtesy of Perez Hilton, is that the pop star was nowhere near the Vienna club on Saturday.
Yup, a crazy year.