Justin Bieber Has Tried Beer, He Reveals

Justin Bieber is 18 now and like many 18-year-olds, the singer has tried some adult beverages. Find out what he has to say about his dalliances in alcohol and life as a serious adult.

Justin Bieber has tried beer

News flash: Justin Bieber is an adult now — or so he claims. The 18-year-old "Boyfriend" singer talked to GQ and tried to assert that he's an adult — a responsible adult.

"For me, it's just like, I like to be in control of myself. I mean, I've had a beer, like, before... but I never get out of control," he told the reporter.

However, the profile clearly shows how his team, headed up by manager Scooter Braun, tightly controls everything around Bieber and his brand of swag. "He knows that I hold him to a high standard," Braun said, referring to his puppetmaster-like skills over The Biebs. He doesn't want to blow it."

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Bieber's image control is all a part of keeping him away from scandal, like the paternity suit brought on by fan Mariah Yeater. "I mean, I keep my guard up a lot, because you know, you can't trust anyone in this business," Bieber told GQ. "That's what's sad. You can't trust anybody. I learned the hard way."

Mostly, it just seems like Bieber is a boy stuck in a very grown up world — he draws penises on the whiteboard in the studio, eats Swedish Fish candy and plays pinball. Everyone in his life insists that he's a man — or they're just forcing him to be a man. They even have him convinced — and we have to be honest, it's pretty sad. Then again, we probably should feel sad for a 18-year-old bajillionaire.

"I'm 18 years old and I'm a swaggy adult!" he yelled during the interview. "Come on, swaggy bros!"

Protip: Adults don't use the word swag without irony. We're surprised Braun hasn't taught him that yet.

Image courtesy Brian To/WENN.com

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Abbey May 21, 2012 | 11:30 AM

Jeez Beebs... You want to be a grown up, maybe take a page out of Miley Cyrus' book. She seems to have made the child-star transition fairly well. Check it out http://www.sheknows/entertainment/articles/960781/miley-cyrus-talks--symbol-status-on-the-conversation Going around calling yourself swaggy, making weirdly vague claims about your beer drinking, that's not how the grown ups do it kiddo. And, if you’re not ready for the beer-drinking, non-swag-using world of adulthood, that’s totally cool too man. Just be yourself, let it happen. Some of us don’t grow up as fast, that’s not a bad thing. Especially when you’ve lost so much of your childhood to the shiny, perfect world of star-dom. And maybe the Beebs should look into a less controlling manager. I know maintaining your "swag" is pretty essential if you want to keep the hearts of the tweeny-boppers pounding, but isn't a little autonomy important? You are an eighteen year old now, you're legally an adult, even if you're not emotionally there yet. The only way you're ever going to get to have a beer more than like, once, is if you ditch your puppet master and get a little independent. Hey, the ladies love a bad boy.

Emma May 17, 2012 | 4:40 PM

The Biebs should definitely look at that pro-tip! Swag should not be used in referring to yourself as an adult. His manager seems to have control, but it is good that he has set such high standards for him. If he let him run around acting a fool then he would only be hurting himself in the end. Bieber is talented and will be around for a while, so it's good he has people close to him to trust.

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