Right now, Justin Bieber is a teen heartthrob with music at the top of the charts, but his longevity in the music industry in question. However, Bieber shows his business savvy in a new interview with the Daily Mail, and explains that he understands his position but will continue to work hard and not give up.
In the interview, Bieber talks about private planes being a waste of money, saying, “It’s a total waste of money. You buy the plane, then you have to pay for storage, and on top of that you have to think about the fuel, the cost of the fuel – that’s maybe $4,000. Even hiring a private plane is like 50 or 60K. Once you get into that it becomes a habit – a bad habit. I’ll get one when I need it – if I have to go somewhere instantly – but you don’t want to buy a plane; it’s definitely not worth it.”
He also adds that he’s always working and says, “‘I never stop working. In what I wanted to do in music I’ve never had any fear. But now I’m at the top there’s nowhere to go but down; for me it’s about staying standing at the top. I’m not a kid any more – I’m an adult, I’m making the decisions and I want to keep on growing, and I believe I can.”
Of course, now the pressure is increasing for Bieber to make a successful transition into an adult performer from the teenage pop star that he is now – he says he understands the pressure, but is not worried about his future, adding, “I look at Justin Timberlake and Usher and see how they crossed over really successfully, and I’ve seen people go off at the deep end, get full of themselves, think they’re the best and end up not being anything. I’ve worked way too hard for that. I definitely don’t want to be just another teen heart-throb. But there are different ways of growing. I want to be loved like Michael Jackson was, from the four-year-olds to the 80-year-olds. I am going to change and grow through my music and doing films. This album was different. My next album will be even edgier.”