Justin Bieber dropped in to chat with Ryan Seacrest for his On Air radio show. After playing a cut from Justin Bieber's upcoming album, the host jumped right in to what all the Beliebers wanted to know.
Is there a response on his new album to Selena Gomez's "The Heart Knows What It Wants"? Justin Bieber denied any direct response, but he did say that her influence is felt on the album.
"I think a lot of my inspiration comes from her. It was a long relationship that created heartbreak and created happiness and a lot of different emotions that I wanted to write about. There's a lot of that on this album."
Justin Bieber elaborated on his current body of work.
"I've been in the studio with [Kanye West] for the past month or so. He just pushes you. He definitely wants it to be my way and my direction and he doesn't want to steal what I want. That's why artists like to go to him, because he pulls something out of you that other people don't."
And what got pulled out of Justin Bieber?
"I know there's a lot of stuff that I've been going through over the past few years. I just really want to bleed it on this record. I just want people to know that I'm not playing around... I want to do something that I know that I can feel and people are going to feel it through my music. I'm pretty silent about what I've been going through, and just growing up in this life is hard. So I want to translate that."
He even promised that the album "will be really musical, with real instrumentation."
It is unclear whether Justin Bieber's comment about his album being "really musical" was a diss at spoken word albums, or if "really musical" means something else in his world.
About his bevy of tattoos, Justin Bieber said:
"This one says 'patience.' I've got a lot of tattoos since the last time I saw you. I like all the work that I've done. I've got it all across the world when I was touring. It's nothing that I'll regret. I think about it for a couple of weeks before I get it. I got them before I got some size. I've put on a little bit of size."