Justin Bieber Goes Shirtless for Juicy Rolling Stone Cover
Justin Bieber's new Rolling Stone cover serves a two-fold purpose.
He's shirtless and showing off his newly acquired tattoos. It's a pose that Beliebers will love, and they will likely gobble up copies so they can tack the image to their bedroom walls.
However, the photo is emblematic of JB's new bad boy image, which is what the expose feature is about. We don't think Biebs is going to love this portrayal of his behavior. The mag teased the big reveals of the feature on its website, some of which were already reported in the media. But there were some updates as the result of deeper investigation.
When he made it rain in a Miami strip club, Rolling Stone reports that he also was the recipient of tons of lap dances. He also puffed weed via a pen vaporizer.
The article adds that his dad, Jeremy Bieber, is not exactly an authority figure, which we knew. A source said, "His father's not a great influence. They're almost not like father and son -- it's more like two best friends." Case in point: Jeremy also enjoyed the company of strippers on his lap.
Despite his bad boy image, he is not impenetrable. The singer allegedly broke down in tears over his lack of privacy, while manager Scooter Braun painted a picture of reality to his client, saying, "If you want the Michael Jackson career, you have to grasp that you are never going to be normal again." Tough tradeoff, indeed.
The report goes on to say that after Bieber's arrest, Braun, his mentor Usher and mom Pattie Mallette followed him to Panama to talk some sense into him. It was not -- we repeat, not! -- an intervention, despite how it sounds. An insider instead described it as "a conversation, reminding him of the people who care about him, and to consider things to do about it."
After the conversation-not-intervention meeting, Papa Bear Jeremy and Bieber went on a trip to the Super Bowl. Father and son were verbally abusive, forcing the flight attendant to hide in the cockpit with the pilots, who had to make use of the plane's oxygen masks since there was so much weed smoke filling the air.
The issue drops on Friday, Feb. 28.