Justin Bieber nurses his fake black eye on the cover of Complex magazine.
Who better to grace the cover of Complex magazine's 10th anniversary issue than Justin Bieber, otherwise known as the king of everything perfect and cool? Shot by famed photog Tony Kelly, rather than his usual "My hair is so amazing, please stare longingly at it" look, Justin is rocking more of a "Holy eff, someone just beat the crap out of me" moment. Pretty amazing.
Sure, Justin's two black eyes and fake blood dripping from his mouth makes it look like he just got mugged may not be a hit with the moms of his teenage fans, but dude is 18 now! He's got to prove to the world he can take a (metaphoric) beating, right? And even though it's torn and tattered, JB is wearing a perfectly styled bow tie ensemble and is nursing his black eye with what can only be a top-quality filet. You know that's not rump roast.
See more photos from Justin Bieber's Complex magazine shoot after the jump.
Inside the issue, Justin speaks candidly about his relationship with Selena Gomez and how he's done hiding it from the public: "There’s no way to hide the relationship completely, because then it would be unfair to us. It's like, 'You take this car, and I'll take this car, and then we'll meet up at the spot. Then, you go in this door, I'll go in this door. We'll end up crossing ways. You get back in this car. We'll cross over, do a James Bond. You go through the kitchen. I'll go through the back area. Then we'll meet in the dressing room and see each other.' At that point, it's not even a relationship." Well said, JB! You're growing into a man before our very eyes! Side note: I'm not sure whether this means I'm getting old, or it's now borderline more appropriate for me to think Justin is hot. Thoughts?
+ See more shots from Justin Bieber's Complex shoot, and watch a behind-the-scenes video below.
Photo credit: Tony Kelly courtesy of Complex magazine