Tuesday September 29th, 2015

The Justin Bieber I’m-Mature-and-God-and-Stuff Redemption World Tour stopped at Complex magazine Tuesday, where in between videos of Bieber submerged in a water tank tied in chains (seriously), Joe La Puma asked Biebs about his pal Floyd Mayweather.

Bieber, you may recall, has been a frequent guest of the controversial boxer at his fights and other events. Biebs has been riding with Mayweather since 2012, when the Canadian pop star was just an impressionable 18-year-old. So of course Bieber thinks Mayweather haters need to chill. Here's the full exchange from Complex:

[Complex:] Do you think being around people like Floyd Mayweather makes you an easy target?

[Bieber:] With Floyd, he’s just an image. I think he may not do the best job at being humble, but that’s not his job. I mean, it’s good to see people that are just humble and cool and down-to-earth and chill, but he’s trying to get pay-per-view numbers. He’s saying wild stuff just for attention. When people can just stop being stupid—sorry to say that—but when people can stop reading into it so much and just look at the fact that he’s doing this for entertainment....

He’s in a one-man sport. I’m in a one-man thing, too, but I have so many people that help me do this. Also, you go through a point where—I don’t know if he’s gotten this or not—but for me I went through a point of doing it for myself and doing everything in the industry for myself and I was unhappy because being able to do stuff for others is the biggest gift of all. I was robbing myself by not enjoying the moments where I should’ve been enjoying them and doing stuff for other people.

Yeah, I've never taken Justin Bieber seriously, and won’t start now only because he looks uncomfortable in his little dunk tank. Floyd Mayweather is hated for many reasons, with attention-grabbing falling far down the list. And Bieber would be an easy target regardless of if he’s hanging with someone who has been arrested or cited numerous times (at least seven) for physically assaulting women.

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