Pop star Justin Bieber has made a serious declaration to Maclean’s magazine: he wants to be the next ‘king of pop.’
According to the magazine’s Nov. 26 cover story, written by reporter Brian D. Johnson, Bieber said he doesn’t just want to be a teen heartthrob.
Bieber, who knows he’s on top right now, wants to stay there, and so he’s modelling his career after Michael Jackson, the original ‘king of pop.’
“I don’t want to be second-best, I don’t want to be third-best, fourth-best. I want to be the best, so that takes a lot of dedication and a lot of hard work,” Bieber told the magazine.
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Johnson met up with Bieber backstage before a recent concert in Washington.
“He’s got a great skill set, he’s got a terrific voice, he’s an amazing drummer, he’s got good rhythm, and the boy can dance. Now, I am not saying he’s another Michael Jackson, but certainly that’s his model,” Johnson said.
Bieber will be in Toronto on Nov. 25 to perform at the 100th Grey Cup’s halftime show.