Justin Bieber has a lot going on, between his My World tour, upcoming 3-D movie and his fourth album, so the Canadian pop phenom has little time for dating. But he’s not complaining.
“Girlfriends are trouble at this age,” Bieber, 16, tells MTV. “Girls are fun to hang out with but having that one steady girl [would be difficult]. We’re constantly traveling and one girl’s not gonna really [work]. You can’t really have one girl. I don’t really have any crushes at the moment.”
I’M JUST A TEEN HAVING FUN DOING WHAT I LOVE
Justin, who recently won the MTV Video Music Award for Best New Artist, is working hard on his music and having fun relaxing with friends in his free time.
“Right now, the best thing is [that we’re] just teenagers having fun doing what we love,” says Bieber, who tries to take off one day a week to play basketball, hockey, go swimming or skateboard. “We’re just staying ourselves and remaining humble.”
Justin has also been hanging out with his Never Say Never collaborator Jaden Smith, adding that he may possibly work with Jaden’s dad Will Smith on his next project.
Justin, who’s also got a fourth album in the works, is also planning to work with friend and fellow Canadian Drake (born Aubrey Drake Graham, 23).
“[It’ll] probably [come out] fourth quarter next year,” says Bieber. “Drake is gonna be on that album. I’m not sure [who else]. I’m gonna ask him if he can get Lil Wayne on there.”
While Justin is livin’ large these days, it wasn’t too long ago that he lived in poverty with his single mom Pattie Mallette in a run-down Ontario housing project. Before he became a YouTube sensation in 2009, Bieber was a busker, or street performer, who sang for strangers for change.
“I often sat with my guitar and sang. After a while, I got so many tips that I could pay for the first-ever vacation for my mom and me. We went to Florida.”
‘MY MOM IS MY BEST GAL’
While Justin has legions of female fans around the globe, his mom is, not surprisingly, the most important woman in his life.
“My mom and I have a really good relationship because together we made it from rags to riches. Without her I’d never have achieved this much. She made a lot of sacrifices to make my dream of a music career possible.
“She’s always there for me and I never want to let her down. She’s the best mom in the world. She travels with me every day.”