Justin Bieber Drinks (a Little)
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While many pop stars conceal their substance abuse, especially if they're underage, it’s refreshing to hear Justin Bieber’s not-so-shocking confession: he drinks beer—but without getting out of control. The underage icon, who's just 18 years old, opened up—a little—in an interview with GQ Magazine about his habit of boozing without letting it get out of hand. "For me, it's just like, I like to be in control of myself," he said. "I mean, I've had a beer, like, before... But I never get out of control." Apart from this earth-shattering revelation, The Beeb was as guarded as usual in his interview—perhaps wisely aware that anything he says can be taken out of context. "Right now, I have to think two seconds in advance, like, 'What am I gonna say?' But I try my best to moderate what I'm gonna say, to say it so I don't make any mistakes," he acknowledged, "so people aren't, like, twisting my words." The singer refers to himself as a “swaggy adult”—young people tell The Fix that this means he has swagger—but faced some trying times last year, when a fan named Mariah Yeater filed a lawsuit claiming he was the father of her child. Bieber pledged then that incidents like these will not take over his life: “I know I’m going to be a target, but I’m never going to be a victim."