Los Angeles - Justin Bieber doesn't "give a fuck" what people think of him.
The 19-year-old singer doesn't care how his antics such as visiting a brothel or annoying his neighbours with fast driving and wild parties are perceived because he is happy with the person he is becoming.
He said: "Not 'I don't give a fuck' to just be reckless and do whatever, but 'I don't give a fuck what [people] say.'
"I know who I am and what I'm doing in my life and what I've accomplished and continue to accomplish as a performer, as a writer, as an artist, as a person, as a human being. I'm happy with the man I'm becoming."
'I don't really like to say the word swag anymore'
The Believe hitmaker also admitted he only trusts his parents and manager Scooter Braun.
He told the new issue of The Hollywood Reporter: "You shouldn't trust anybody.
"I trust Scooter with my career, he's always made sure I'm taken care of. That's it."
And the Never Say Never hitmaker acknowledged his style is "very influenced by black culture" but insists he doesn't make choices to "pose".
He explained: "But I don't think of it as black or white. It's not me trying to act or pose in a certain way. It's a lifestyle - like a suaveness or a swag, per se. But I don't really like to say the word [swag] anymore. It's kind of played out."
Justin Bieber and his manager Scooter Braun on the cover of The Hollywood Reporter:
(Photo: Hollywood Reporter cover)