On Sunday at 7:30 p.m. ET, fans can get a behind-the-scenes look at what it’s like to be Justin Bieber in MTV’s special, “The Diary of Justin Bieber.” In the meantime, this preview of the special, filmed last month while the singer was in France promoting his album My World 2.0 — which comes out tomorrow — he speaks to a reporter from his hotel room about how he finds inspiration for his love songs at such a young age (he turned 16 earlier this month).
“It’s weird when people say, ‘You’re only 15,’ because I know I am only 15, but at the same time I think at any age you can experience love. Whether you’re 80 or 5, you’re always gonna … I don’t know. There’s a difference between love and being in love because you can love someone but not necessarily be in love. So I think I’ve loved girls, but I don’t know — I haven’t been in love before.
Bieber allows that he first found love at an even earlier age. “I was 13,” he says, before mentioning Ludacris, who collaborated with him on the song “Baby.” “Luda says [in the song] he was 13 [when he first found love].”
In another scene, Bieber is at an indoor basketball court goofing around, dribbling the ball. Before he leaves, he decides to try his hand at sinking a basket from half court.
“Last shot of the day, this is how we do it,” he says. And, almost flawlessly, he sinks the ball. “Boom! I’m out. Yes! That’s how a real basketball player plays!”
MTV News will be rolling out previews from “The Diary of Justin Bieber” all week — don’t miss the full show, airing on MTV Sunday at 7:30 p.m. ET!