Justin Bieber stopped by MTV Thursday to introduce his "swaggy" new "Boyfriend" video and chat with Sway Calloway about his latest album, Believe.
Bieber told Calloway that his motive was to make the subject matter of his new songs relatable. "At the end of the day, I'm human, and I go through the same problems as you guys do," he observed. And, of course, said problems include fending off false paternity claims. In November 2011, Mariah Yeater, 20, accused Bieber of fathering her 3-month-old son after having unprotected sex in a backstage bathroom.
"The whole baby situation, where they said I had her baby -- totally not true, by the way -- I wrote a song about that," Bieber says. "It's kind of my 'Billie Jean'," he continues, referring to Michael Jackson's 1983 hit, which explored a similar theme.
When talk turned to Bieber's recent collaboration with Kanye West, Sway pointed out Kanye's knack for turning tabloid news into lyrical fodder, and inquired as to whether West's new squeeze Kim Kardashian tagged along to the studio session. "You used to have a crush on her, right?" he asked. "Taking my women," Bieber joked.
"Did she at least call you to say 'I'm gonna hook up with Kanye?'" Sway wanted to know.
"She didn't even call me,'" Bieber revealed. "It was crazy." (Kardashian has presumably moved on since professing to have "Bieber Fever" in 2010.)
However, one woman the Biebs can always count on is his mother, Pattie Mallette. "I wrote a song for my mom. But I'm going to put it out on Mother's Day," Bieber told MTV. "[It's] about the struggles, I say in the song. She had me at like the age I am now." (That would be 18, the age at which Bieber was bestowed with a six-figure set of wheels).
"[It's about] just the struggles she went through and how brave she was," Bieber continued. "And I think the world needed to know that."
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