Bieber Gone Bad: Seven Steps From Tween Idol to Single, Drunk, and Stoned
On March 1, 2012, the boy with the beautiful bowl cut who once sang "Baby" turned 18, officially becoming a mature 'n' sexy man. But just being recognized as a legal adult in the oogling eyes of the American government (as well as the wig-wearing magistrates in his native land of Canada) wasn't enough for the Biebz.
Nope, JB needed to prove his manliness. So he stripped down for Rolling Stone, broke up with his GF, drifted deep into underage drinking, puked in public, masterminded a sex-tape hoax, started smoking pot, and just generally upped the douchey bad boy factor to 11.
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Strippin' for the Stone
To commemorate crossing the threshold of adulthood, Bieber showed up on the cover of Rolling Stone in a wifebeater alongside the headline "Hot, Ready, Legal." Sure, he wasn't topless. But almost. "And," as Stone writer Josh Eels observed, "on his upper lip [were] the tiniest seedlings of a mustache."
See ya, Selena
Everyone knows when a pop star reaches the age of majority, he's gotta get rid of all his old toys. Like the famous teeny bopper girlfriend who's just not slutty enough for a world-class music industry superjerk. And that's why Bieber and former Disney starlet Selena Gomez are done. It's called an image makeover, bro.