Miley Cyrus credits herself for putting twerking on the map, and now Justin Bieber is giving himself two pats on the back for making “Black culture” trendy. (These two must be taking notes from the same “please have several seats” book!)
The Biebs recently opened up to The Hollywood Reporter about his personal style and he said he conveniently takes tips from hip-hop culture.
“I’m very influenced by black culture, but I don’t think of it as black or white,” he said. “It’s not me trying to act or pose in a certain way. It’s a lifestyle — like a suaveness or a swag, per se. But I don’t really like to say the word ['swag'] anymore. It’s kind of played out.”
The lengthy interview also featured remarks from Justin’s manager Scooter Braun, who said Drake and Will Smith are like his Black big brothers.
Drake always is first to react to a TMZ Bieber headline. “He’ll text me, like, ‘What the hell is going with this? I’m pissed. I’m calling him right now. I’m about to go in on him,’ ” reveals Braun. “Drake is like a big brother to Justin. And Justin really looks up to Drake. They have an extremely special relationship.”