Justin Bieber Tells All

The pop star talks to TFK about his new autobiography,

Nov 10, 2010 | By TFK Kid Reporter Taylor Pannell

Justin Bieber is giving fans a sneak peek into his world with his new autobiography, First Step 2 Forever: My Story, on sale now. In the book, the singer describes his road to fame, from his first video on YouTube to his superstar status today. Readers are also treated to never-before-seen photos of Justin onstage and off.

TFK Kid Reporter Taylor Pannell with Justin Bieber.
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TFK Kid Reporter Taylor Pannell with Justin Bieber.

The 16-year-old pop sensation spoke to TFK about his decision to tell his story. Read on to see what Justin said about who he looks up to, how he deals with being in the spotlight, and more.

TFK:

Why did you want to write a book about your life?

JUSTIN BIEBER:

Well, number 1, you are probably wondering why I am wearing glasses. That's because I'm [in a British accent] "an authah." Second, you're probably wondering why I'm talking with a British accent. Well, most authors have British accents, so it's just another trademark . Just kidding! No, seriously. I decided to write a book because my fans needed to hear something from my perspective.

TFK:

What is the best part of writing a book?

JUSTIN:

Being able to put everything in my own words and being able to tell everyone how I'm feeling.

TFK:

What do you want people to learn about you?

JUSTIN:

I want people to learn that you can do anything. Just set your mind to it and be motivated to work hard, and anything is possible.

TFK:

Who do you look up to?

JUSTIN:

I look up to Shaquille O'Neal because he's tall, so I always look up to him. I can't look down on him. No, just kidding. I look up to [musicians like] Michael Jackson, Boys II Men and Stevie Wonder.

TFK:

What is most challenging about being a star?

JUSTIN:

I don't consider myself a star. I just consider myself a regular kid. I like to hang out with my friends and stuff. It's hard to be away from your friends all the time.

TFK:

How do you stay grounded?

JUSTIN:

I have great family [members] and friends who are always on my back. You know, I don't have people who always say yes to me. If I want something and it's unreasonable, then they'll say no. That really keeps me grounded. Reading the Bible keeps me grounded, too.

TFK:

What do you enjoy doing in your free time?

JUSTIN:

I like to hang out with my friends, play basketball and play Xbox.

TFK:

Where do you get ideas for songs?

JUSTIN:

Some of them are just ideas in my head that I just think of and some of them are actual stories.

TFK:

Which of your songs is your favorite?

JUSTIN:

My favorite song is "Down to Earth."

TFK:

People are always talking about you. Some of the comments are positive. Some are negative. How do you deal with all of that?

JUSTIN:

I just live my life, and I don't really pay attention to it.

TFK:

You've worked with some incredible people. Do you ever feel nervous or intimidated?

JUSTIN:

Not really. They're just regular people, so I don't really feel nervous.

TFK:

What do you think you'll be doing 10 years from now?

JUSTIN:

Ten years from now, like, exactly this time of day? Ten years from now, I'll probably be celebrating the 10th year anniversary of you asking me this question. [Laughs] Just kidding. Ten years from now I'll probably be making music—good music.