From the back of a Shelby Mustang right to a showroom filled with classic cars, Justin Bieber premiered his highly anticipated “Boyfriend” video on Thursday (May 3) during “MTV First: Justin Bieber.” The sexy, sunny, Director X-directed clip certainly had fans in the room cheering.
The video comes to life with shots of Bieber driving a muscle car, snuggling with his beautiful co-star and getting his dance on alongside his pals, all while they chill out at a rooftop party somewhere in Los Angeles. It’s a more mature look at the growing pop star, who in only a few short years has gone from strumming his guitar on the streets of his Canadian hometown to full-fledged international pop-star status, where he fills arenas all over the world.
“I kind of switched it up from all the teasers,” Bieber told MTV News’ Sway Calloway about what fans saw of the video before its premiere. “I switched up the whole video on them, and really, I think it’s super cool. I wanted to do something a little bit more mature.”
The video is full of swaggy images, ranging from his varsity jacket to his cool car, but what left one fan in the “MTV First” audience most intrigued were the gold sneakers he sports in the video. “I did pick out those swaggy gold shoes,” he laughed. “They spray-painted them gold. That’s what I’m going to do: I’m gonna start wearing gold shoes all the time.”
With the video’s focus on cars and friends, the 18-year-old chatted about his own personal car collection. “I have a Range Rover and a Fisker. And I have a Smart Car. It just helps me get from point A to point B. I call it my little ’swag car,’ ” he said.
While Bieber made it clear that his off-time doesn’t look a lot like the party in the video, he did share what he does on the weekends: “I work. … If I’m with my friends, we like to do regular stuff,” he said, before opening up about what he does to unsuspecting pals in an elevator. “We have this game where basically we hit each other in the balls.”
In addition to opening up about the video and his unusual take on riding in an elevator, he also talked about working with pals Drake, Kanye West, Usher and Taylor Swift for his brand-new album, Believe, out June 19. “Boyfriend” is the lead single from the highly anticipated release.
But with the music world conquered, he also teased his forthcoming work in Hollywood. He gave an update on his in-the-works basketball movie with Mark Wahlberg , as well as his blink-and-you’ll-miss-it cameo in “Men In Black 3.” He noted, however, “Right now I’m focused on my album and Believe.”
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