I’m not going to try to conform to what people want me to be or go out there and start partying, have people see me with alcohol. I want to do it at my own pace….

I want to be someone who is respected by everybody….

I want to be able to do what Michael [Jackson] did — he always sang clean lyrics — and it was always that little kids loved Michael and grandparents loved Michael. I don’t want to start singing about things like sex, drugs, and swearing.

~ Pop singer Justin Bieber, remarking on his desire to be a good role model for young people, as quoted by The Insider, January 10

[HT: LauraLoo]