Justin Bieber is featured on the cover of the new issue of Rolling Stone magazine for the second time in 2 years. When last The Biebs graced the cover of RS mag, it was February 2011 and he was just a boy. This week, JB is featured on the cover as a man under the heading HOT LEGAL READY … or some such ridiculousness. Click below to get your first look at Justin Bieber‘s new Rolling Stone coverphoto, read some highlights from the issue and check out behind the scenes video from his RS photoshoot.
Justin Bieber appears on the cover of Rolling Stone for the second time in the issue that hits newsstands this Friday, July 20th. The cover story, written by Josh Eells, shadows the teen sensation for a week as he battles paparazzi at a Los Angeles golf course, appears on the The Tonight Show, hits the studio and much more. Bieber is only 18, but he says he feels like he’s become significantly more mature over the last couple of years. “I feel like I carry myself in a more manly way,” he says. “I don’t carry myself as a boy.” Some highlights from the story:
• Midway through a golf game at a private country club, Bieber and his entourage are confronted by paparazzi. Bieber responds by taking out his nine-iron and hitting a golf ball at them. He later tells an employee at the club that “we’ll probably never play here again.”
• His manager Scooter Braun addresses concerns that Bieber’s relationship with Selena Gomez will lessen his appeal with tween fans. “Personally, I think that’s all a bunch of bullshit,” Braun says. “Yes, there’s gonna be some girls that if they see him with a girlfriend, it kills the dream – but there’s also gonna be girls that see him with a girlfriend, hear about the romantic things he does and want him even more.”
LMAOOOOOOOOO!!!!! I mean, really? I honestly get that little Justin Bieber at 18 years old really wants to be seen as a man and he may see himself as a man but … no, sorry. As long as JB is a popstar, he will never be a man. Still, I guess you can’t fault the kid for trying … he is on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine, after all. I don’t know that anything of substance can be gleaned from the forthcoming coverstory feature but I know for a fact that this new issue of Rolling Stone magazine will make for great new material for little girls and boys to tape up on their bedroom walls. So … I gotta ask … since Rolling Stone is trying to make us see Justin Bieber as a man, are you buying it?