The Biebs has also learned to be disciplined when talking with the media. He rarely says much about his famous girlfriend Selena Gomez, 19, who's been spotted with him on the red carpet, vacationing in exotic locales, visiting his hometown in Ontario, Canada, and dining out at their favorite restaurant, IHOP. Unfortunately, Bieber remains mum on her in the interview. He did, however, talk about another brunette beauty — Kim Kardashian, who he became friends with after posing alongside her for an Elle photo shoot in 2010. "People say she doesn't do anything; she actually does do stuff," Bieber says in defense of the much-maligned reality star. "She works hard." Bieber's had his own share of haters, and he seems to know it. "I mean, I keep my guard up a lot, because you know, you can't trust anyone in this business," he notes. "That's what's sad. You can't trust anybody. I learned the hard way."
When it comes time to reward himself for all that hard work, Bieber is serious about that, too. He recently added a luxury set of wheels to his collection of pricey possessions that already includes the $100,00 electric Fisker Karma he received as a birthday gift from manager Scooter Braun in March. The latest addition is a customized Mercedes-Benz Sprinter van, which sell for at least $36,290 — before the crooner customized it with three TVs, a computer dock, and a recording studio on the passenger side. What expensive toy do you think he'll buy with the cash from his new album?
Read Bieber's full interview in the June issue of GQ, on newsstands May 22.
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