Justin Bieber is on the Cover of Complex Magazine and Talks Music and Selena Gomez Split

Justin Bieber continues his series of editorial marathon, this time on the October/November 2015 Cover of Complex Magazine. It’s been a busy year for Bieber the ‘muse’ nabbing covers for the likes of major titles including Interview and Cosmopolitan Magazine. So what exactly is so intriguing about about the Justin Bieber of today?

It’s hard to forget the controversy that surrounded the young pop star in recent years. From outlandish behavior to actually spending a night in jail, the whole world practically watched as the innocent 18 year old prodigy rebelled against everything that we thought we knew about him.

In his latest interview with Complex Magazine Justin Bieber tells all as he revisits the past, talks about his break up with Selena Gomez, and showing us more of the real Justin. Photographed by David Black the spread features Bieber in chains and submerged in a pool of water. Forced to perform his very own Houdini , we’re all coaxed into listening to exactly how Justin will work his way out of this one.

Justin On Competition: A lot of people who work with you, including Skrillex, say that you’re hypercompetitive. Have you always been like that? Has it gotten even crazier as you’ve gotten older?

In different ways. I care about different things now. I think I was competitive in a different way, where I just kind of focused on probably some wrong things, and now I’m just focused on winning and doing the best I can.

Justin on Kanye West: You’ve worked with a lot of artists; now you’re working with Kanye. How is he different?

It’s his creative input. I’ll play a song, and he’ll be like, “Man this reminds me of like…a blacklight sunset,” or something. He’ll try to paint these pictures for you. It’s not the average way. He doesn’t just come in and say, “This sounds good; this sounds bad.” He’ll be like, “This is this because the world needs this.” He comes from a whole different point of view.

Justin on Selena Gomez: Do you think you’ll always compare relationships to the one you had with Selena?

Yeah. You get scarred from certain things. Even like–I’m kind of seeing this girl, right? I’m shy about doing or saying certain things, and then I say it and it’s not even a problem. And I’ll remember when I couldn’t…. You’re just scarred and you don’t do something because in your last relationship they’d freak out, but [the new person is] just like, “What are you talking about?”

Check out the gallery below to see all the images from Justin Bieber’s October/November 2015 Cover Story with Complex Magazine!

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