Justin Bieber Sets Record Straight About Tabloid Rumors and Mistakes

Superstar says he's determined to remain his own man in first interview in nine months. For more: http://bit.ly/I3bXjY
1:30 | 11/20/13

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Justin bieber is speaking out now. In a rare interview, he opens up to "the hollywood reporter." Trying to set the record straight with all of the recent run-ins with the tabloids. Abc's diana perez has the details. ♪ Reporter: All around the world, justin bieber is no stranger to trouble. Praying a picture of bill clinton in new york. To speeding tickets in dubai. But in an interview with "the holld reporter" to promote his new movie "believe," the 19-year-old phenom, tells the magazine, he knows who he is, even if the media doesn't. I don't give an expletive what they say. I know who I am. And what I've accomplished. I'm happy with the man I'm becoming. ♪ Reporter: In his first interview in nine months, the biebs says he's determined to remain his own man. I want to be me, to show everybody who I am as an individual. I don't want to just be a puppet. He's not going to listen to what you think he should be. He's not going to listen to the label. He's not going to listen necessarily what his manager. Reporter: The pop star has a gang of support, from oprah to eminem. His manager telling the magazine, bieber has weekly phone calls. Hide your emotions sometimes. Especially going on stage. I'm upset. And I don't want to have to smile and put on a happy and be -- but sometimes you just got to just suck it up. Reporter: For "good morning america," diana perez, abc news, new york.

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