He's not in the business of shaping social policy and he's not an American citizen, but that's not stopping Justin Bieber from sharing his views on health care, abortion and more.
Following the release of his 3D concert movie "Never Say Never" and his Grammy loss that led his fans to vandalize the Wikipedia page of best new artist winner Esperanza Spalding, the 16-year-old pop sensation is making headlines for a revealing interview featured in the latest issue of Rolling Stone.
Below, check out Bieber's 10 most-telling quotes:
On why his native Canada is better than the U.S.: "You guys are evil. Canada's the best country in the world. We go to the doctor and we don't need to worry about paying him, but here, your whole life, you're broke because of medical bills. My bodyguard's baby was premature, and now he has to pay for it. In Canada, if your baby's premature, he stays in the hospital as long as he needs to, and then you go home."
On sex: "I think you should just wait for the person you're ... in love with."
On abortion: "I really don't believe in abortion. I think [an embryo] is a human. It's like killing a baby."
On abortion in cases of rape: "Um. Well, I think that's really sad, but everything happens for a reason. I don't know how that would be a reason. I guess I haven't been in that position, so I wouldn't be able to judge that."
On political parties: ""I'm not sure about the parties. But whatever they have in Korea, that's bad."
On paparazzi: "I hate paparazzi. They're stalkers with a camera. If someone's following you, that's automatically a crime, but if they have a camera, it's OK? I don't agree with that at all."
On drugs: "Are you curious about cutting off your finger? Do you want to know what that feels like? To me, taking drugs is the same type of thing. In the end, all that happens is you get hurt by it."
On homosexuality: "It's everyone's own decision to do that. It doesn't affect me and it shouldn't affect anyone else."
On religion: "I feel I have an obligation to plant a little seed with my fans. I'm not going to tell them, 'You need Jesus,' but I will say at the end of my show, 'God loves you.'"
On his influence: "I don't think of myself as powerful. If anything, my fans are powerful. It's all in their hands. If they don't buy my albums, I go away."