Justin Bieber covers Rolling Stone as the ‘bad boy’ who ‘just won’t behave’

Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber takes this week’s cover of Rolling Stone for being an out-of-control baby with a saggy diaper. They even chose a very appropriate shot for the boy who refuses to pull up his pants. The released excerpts don’t reveal any new info yet, but here’s a quick rundown: (1) Bieber’s been stressed out about his lack of privacy since 2010; (2) Bieber did blow $75,000 in a Miami strip club two days before his drag racing arrest; (2) Jeremy Bieber is more of a BFF to Justin than an actual father; (3) There was an intervention in Panama that was led by Scooter Braun, Usher, and Bieber’s mommy; (4) Bieber ignored the intervention and flew off with his daddy in a private jet where they harassed a flight crew. What’s interesting is that Bieber has been on the RS cover before, but it’s been about his music and fandom. Now the coverage is about his off-the-rails behavior.

Here’s some more swaggy news:

* The latest news from TMZ on Bieber’s Miami Beach case is that Bieber and prosecutors have failed to agree on a plea bargain. We already discussed how Biebs rejected a deal because he refused alcohol ed classes. TMZ says both sides refused to budge, so the case will go to trial with a worst case scenario of 2 1/2 years in jail for the wee one.

* TMZ has revealed a jail surveillance video of Bieber stumbling around during a sobriety test. He looks a little tipsy. There’s another video of him doing pushups in jail. NY Daily News adds the detail of Bieber acting belligerent towards officers. No surprise there, right?

* Team Swag is still is holed up in Atlanta. He’s on decent (if slightly weird) behavior so far. He dropped $3000 in a club after a hard day at the studio. He took a field trip to the zoo. A girl sent photos to Celebuzz that show her posing with the Biebs. She revealed how Bieber smelled like pot and was talking to a panda bear about his amazing music. “He was talking to the panda like the panda was going to respond to him. He said stuff like, ‘I know you’ve listened to my music’ and ‘Wake up, panda I know you wanna take a picture with me.’ And having odd conversations with the panda.” Bieber did Instagram a picture of a panda bear during his zoo visit. This poor bear probably has a contact high.

Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber

Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet & Justin Bieber on Instagram

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  1. SonjaMarmeladova says:

    This kid needs parental control ASAP. I feel a bit sorry for him.

  2. MoonTheLoon says:

    Who the bloody hell wrote that byline, Austin Powers?

  3. AlmondJoy says:

    I almost feel as if this cover is glorifying his behavior. He’ll probably see it and get excited. It’s his dream to be called “bad boy.”

    • Jaderu says:

      This exactly. It’s his dream cover.
      As many times as this has happened before…Lindsay, Amanda Bynes, etc…you’d think his handlers would at the very least slow him down a bit. I guess money really does matter more.

    • Suzy from Ontario says:

      I agree AlmondJoy!! I’m disappointed in Rolling Stone for putting him the on the cover. It just adds to his belief that he’s really *cool* and as you say, glorifies his stupid and immature behaviour. I guarantee he loves that he’s on the cover. Probably has it framed in his house. That’s how he wants to be seen. Pathetic.

    • Kiddo says:

      Should be ‘Bad big baby’,

    • Micah says:

      I agree. I think this cover is “team swag” trying to spin the story in his favor.

      It’s trying to glorify how cool “he thinks” he is.

      He simply isn’t.

  4. aims says:

    I don’t feel bad for him. We should all know how to behave. There’s basics; be respectful, don’t break the law among others. That’s just being a human being.

  5. paranormalgirl says:

    He’s not a “bad boy”. And he behaves like a toddler.

  6. TX says:

    This should have been titled “Spoiled Brat: Why Mentally and Emotionally stunted Justin Beiber Just Wont Behave (Hint: Yes Men and Millions of Dollars and a God Complex!)”

  7. magpie says:

    I bet he frames the cover.

  8. Arock says:

    Cue the picture of the bad boy riding bare back out of his car seat.
    “Settle down, precious. You ll have your day.” Said vanilla ice.

  9. nk868 says:

    as the ‘bad boy’ who ‘wont behave’

    LOL no content needed – this caption is everything

  10. Tapioca says:

    “…the case will go to trial with a worst case scenario of 2 1/2 years in jail for the wee one”.

    Typo? Surely you meant BEST case scenario…

    • katy says:

      Eh, he won’t get any jail time. Courts are generally very lenient toward minors (which he still is, technically). Including the fact that this is his “first” offense (that he’s been caught), they’ll want to try rehabilitation efforts first, hence the plea deal that had the alcohol ed classes and drug testing. I would be surprised if they didn’t want him to attend some anonymous meetings as well, but who knows, that could be different for celebs since they can’t really be anonymous.

      On top of his age and the general consensus in the court system that first time offenders should be rehabilitated versus incarcerated when it comes to drugs/alcohol offenses, the police screwed up their case against him. The case is going to trial (TMZ says), and with the inconsistencies between the police report and the collected facts (blood alcohol level, the racing, etc) the judge could throw out the case, or a jury could find him not guilty due to negligence on the police officers’ side. However, if he was found guilty and sentenced, there is only two ways he could get jail time:

      A) He throws a fit during sentencing and gets thrown in jail for contempt of court (which I can personally see happening)
      B) He royally screws up on probation, and with no remorse. Courts love to see people overcome addictions – really, they do. So, if Bieber plays the “I think I have a real problem, sir” card, the judge will most likely just throw some rehabilitative conditions at him and let him go. If people defy the judge’s orders and show no remorse or will to change, that’s when the judge gets pissed and starts looking to send people to jail.

      Not to say I don’t want his ass locked up, just saying it’s unlikely.

  11. Nicolette says:

    Excuse me, bad boy? Not so much. Big spoiled whining brat, absolutely. To me a ‘bad boy’ is a hot guy, that has an edge to him (nothing dangerous or violent mind you), and is always just out of your grasp and a bit unpredictable, yet has a level of charm to him. This knucklehead is none of that, and nothing more than a big baby.

  12. Jessica says:

    To be fair, a lot of people chat to animals. I’m sure everyone has said something like “wake up, I want to take a photo” to an animal at the zoo.

    There is news that Justin’s dad split from the mother of his two younger children because he was spending too much time partying with Justin. Don’t have the link, but it was at the Mail. Not surprised there.

  13. dorothy says:

    Wow, I thought Rolling Stone had standards.

  14. Jay says:

    But his pleafully raised eyebrows surely show his genuine surprise/shock at this… Seriously WHY do Bieber and Jaden Smith have this perpetual “who me?” or “how could you believe that?” look? It’s like they both got “I don’t take responsibility for my actions” tattooed on their faces.

  15. shump says:

    His face is morphing into John Mayer’s face.

  16. TheOneandOnlyOnly says:

    Yes Tx and Nicolette; RS is a joke just like this kid; how can a corporate mainstream manufactured pop star be a “bad boy.” Unlike the 60s, there’s nothing bad about this punk, he and his “posse” are just desperate that the gravy train is coming to an end. RS is a joke and has become a cheerleader for the corporate entertainment world – although in fairness they do have some good articles on global warming, etc. but that submerged by crap like this cover.
    To expand on your comment Nicolette you would never have said this about true stars from previous eras as diverse as Robert Plant or Michael Jackson – I think the douchiness is just a part of today’s narcissistic millennial generation (not all but more than a few.)

  17. bettyrose says:

    I’m going to reserve judgment until I read the article. RS has good journalism and doesn’t pander to the baby pop star set. That cover pic is a tad skeevy tho.

  18. Jackson says:

    He’s probably buying up extra copies and papering his bedroom walls with the cover.
    So swaggy! So adult! So harrrrd!

  19. blue marie says:

    Dislike Beiber but love the Atlanta Zoo!

  20. Leah says:

    Rolling stone just gave him his dream cover. He wants to be known as a bad boy not this tween pop star. Its sort of ridiculous to call him a bad boy, he is just a lost popstar suffering from too much too soon.

  21. roxy750 says:

    Spoiled—never disciplined at all. Sad, he has a good voice and the looks but total douchary….waste of talent and of a human–hopefully he will get over himself before it’s too late.

  22. Skins says:

    Does he really think he is going to make it as a rapper? Really? These “gangsters” are just laughing at him and milking him for all the swag and weed that they can. What a phony tool he has turned out to be

  23. Lucy says:

    Am I the only one who noticed Beck is featured in this new issue?

  24. Littles says:

    Do we really need to buy and read a copy of RS to know the answer to the quesiton “why he won’t behave”? I think we’ve figured that out already. I’ll keep my money thanks and spare my brain the torture.

  25. danielle says:

    I want more posts about the panda! The sleepy/buzzed panda should be a star!

  26. AG says:

    Put your shirt on, kid.

  27. I'm With The Band says:

    He’s not a bad boy. Not even close. He’s just a douchey teenager who acts like a petulant child. That ridiculous open-mouthed, wide-eyed face that he pulls in every photo makes him look like a toddler who was caught unawares by the camera. Oh, Justin. You’re trying *so* hard to be edgy but failing epically.

  28. moo says:

    Every time I see a Rolling Stone cover like this, I am so glad I quit them years ago…..

  29. Ani says:

    I’m much more interested in the True Detective article. God, that show is amazing!

  30. aquarius64 says:

    This Rolling Stone cover is pathetic. Then again, what would you expect from the people who put the Boston Marathon Bomber on the cover?

    Scooter and Co. have to behind this silly story to transition the Swaggy One into its idea of adulthood. Fail; he still looks like he has Similac on his breath.