Justin Bieber covers the August issue of Interview magazine, stripping down for a racy spread and opening up to interviewer Martha Stewart about his education, his career, and his love life. For the photo shoot, Justin went shirtless, at one point wearing black leather pants, a black leather mask, and red fingerless gloves. (He also wore what looks like a terrifying clown mask for a few photos.)
The singer talked about some of his musical influences in the interview with Martha, who was one of the roasters during Justin's Comedy Central Roast. Justin told her that he listened to a lot of Michael Jackson, Boyz II Men, and Mariah Carey growing up — "big vocalists." He explained, "I was always that kid who just wore whatever and did whatever. And my mum always supported that. So I always looked up to Michael because he was never afraid to just be himself, never tried to be anything that he wasn't." Keep reading to see more of Justin's quotes and photos, then check out the full feature in Interview magazine and watch Justin's recent lip-sync battle.