Looks like Justin Bieber has no hard feelings for Martha Stewart following this year’s Comedy Central Roast — the lifestyle mogul profiled the pop star for the August issue of Interview magazine.
In a steamy photo shoot from fashion photographer Steven Klein, Bieber poses for a series of Polaroids in various states of undress. One shows the singer engaged in some knife play, TheWrap reveals exclusively, while others have him masked in leather.
Stewart and Bieber have the sort of chat we imagine many millionaires engage in: cars, tech investments and dating. They even discuss the Roast, in which Stewart joked about Bieber being popular in a prison shower. Here are five juicy items TheWrap discovered in the cover story:
First Things First, He’s Single
“Who’s your love today?” Stewart asks, as if Bieber was sitting across from her at a restored picnic table sipping lemonade. “My love? My love today is my little brother,” Bieber said, confirming he has “no girlfriend at the moment, no. I’m single.”
Martha wasn’t satisfied with this response and gave him the “Plenty of Fish” speech.
“Okay, well, after this interview, every girl in America will want you — I think they do already. I think you have too many girlfriends to choose from,” she said. Bieber agreed.
“I think so, too,” he said. “I’m a pretty lucky guy.”
On Owning Cars, and Where He Sits
In discussing preferred methods of transportation, Bieber revealed his day-to-day car is a Ferrari, but he keeps a Mercedes-Maybach, among others.
“You have a Maybach? My dream car. Do you sit in the front seat or the backseat?” Stewart said.
“I ride in the back,” Bieber said. So now we know where to look for him.
Bieber Keeps Investments Close to the Vest
When Stewart inquired about what companies he’s invested in, the “Baby” crooner declined to name names (can you really blame him for not sharing stock secrets with Martha Stewart?)
“A lot of different tech investments, but not a lot I can speak on because we want to kind of keep that private,” Bieber told Stewart.
“What interests you in the tech world?” she pressed.
“Just the fact that there’s such a big return. We’ve got someone who’s very smart in that world who helps us figure out what’s going to blow up and … I don’t know, I just like tech,” said Bieber.
Obligatory Praise for Michael Jackson
It wouldn’t be a proper profile of a contemporary musician without some gratuitous praise for Michael Jackson. Bieber’s is quite sweet:
“I listened to a lot of Michael Jackson growing up. A lot of Boyz II Men. I loved Mariah Carey. Just big vocalists,” Bieber told Stewart of his musical influences. “I was always that kid who just wore whatever and did whatever. And my mom always supported that. So I always looked up to Michael because he was never afraid to just be himself, never tried to be anything that he wasn’t.”
Skrillex, Diplo and New Producers Working on Justin’s New Album
“The new album’s going really well. I’m working a lot with Skrillex and Diplo and this guy named Poo Bear, who’s an incredible writer. We’ve just been getting our groove,” Bieber said.
“It’s just very personal. People will be able to really get in to where my heart is. It’s about my jour- ney in life–stuff that I’ve been through. Maybe I can teach a lesson, certain things that are inspiring.
See the full glorious photos from Interview magazine: