Justin Bieber will celebrate his 30th birthday next year and appears to be happily married to American model Hailey Bieber.
But if you remember when the “Baby” singer burst onto the scene, he was just a kid living his musical dream.
Although Bieber achieved enormous success in his younger years, the singer gave many interviews that were, shall we say, questionable.
Over the years, many have asked questions of those who have interviewed Bieber or even appeared on television with the singer.
In the first clip of the collection, Jenny McCarthy holds 18-year-old Bieber by the neck and kisses him as the singer breaks free and says, “Wow, I feel violated right now.”
McCarthy later said she “grabbed his ass” and jokingly described the moment as “cougar rape,” saying she “couldn’t help it, he was so delicious.”
Now people are praising Bieber’s response to a “condescending” interviewer in footage that has recently surfaced online.
A 2009 interview when Bieber was just 15 years old reveals that he was indeed an expert at throwing shade even at that young age, defending his fame to W5 documentary host Sandy Rinaldo.
Recently a clip was reposted on Reddit that was filmed as part of Leave it to Bieber documentary that first aired on Canada’s CTV about 14 years ago.
In the clip, Rinaldo suggested that Bieber’s rise to fame was due to good marketing and YouTube buzz.
But Bieber politely responded to the host, telling her that his career began “organically” thanks to his talent.
Bieber went on to say that coming from Stratford “gave others hope” because “nothing really comes from there.”
Rinaldo responded by calling CTV news anchor Lloyd Robertson another Stratford success story.
A smiling Bieber made the perfect comeback: “There was no one who came out and became famous all over the world. Do you agree on this?” – said the singer.
“Do you think Lloyd Robertson is known in a small town in Germany?” Bieber added.
“Probably not… So you say you have international fame. Is this what you are talking about?” – answered the presenter.
“Yes, ma’am,” the “Love Yourself” singer concluded.
On Reddit, people praised the way Bieber handled the interview.
“He acted like a professional,” one person wrote.
A second added: “Like a professional. This child is going somewhere… you can see it almost immediately.”
And a third remarked: “W is for Bieber.”