Justin Bieber's life seems to be on the skids given his most recent dramas, which include a spit spat with a neighbor, crazy house parties at his mansion, and that whole monkey debacle. But the 19-year-old insists he knows exactly what he's doing.From the outside,
"I know who I am, and I'm very much in control," the "Boyfriend" singer said in a new interview with Teen Vogue. "I don't need to address every speculation. Remember when Cam'ron dissed Jay-Z? Jay-Z didn't even respond. Why didn't he respond? He didn't need to respond because he's Jay-Z."
However, Bieber admits that all of the negative press has caused him to withdraw, only trusting just his close circle of friends and confidantes now.
"I get good vibes from people all the time, and I probably could get along with them and be their friend, but now I just don't trust anybody," he said. "Literally, my phone never rings. I only have, like, four people that I keep in contact with. I don't need a bunch of friends to make me happy. I just need the people close to me that I love, that's all."
And who is on that short list?
"My dad, my mom, Ryan [Good]. Ryan and Chaz [his friends from home]. [Lil] Twist is my best friend," he says, referring to the rapper who has hosted wild house parties at Bieber's mansion while he's been on tour and is often tooling around Los Angeles in the megastar's pricey cars. "They don't see me as Justin Bieber, but just see me as Justin."
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