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."
More photos of Justin Bieber:
NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 01: Musician Justin Bieber visits the Nintendo World Store on September 1, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 15: Justin Bieber performs on ABC's Good Morning America' at ABC News' Good Morning America Times Square Studio on November 15, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Michael N. Todaro/WireImage)
NEW YORK - DECEMBER 11: Justin Bieber attends the Z100s Jingle Ball 2009 presented by H&M at Madison Square Garden on December 11, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage for Clear Channel Radio)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 13: Singer Justin Bieber poses after his free performance presented by KIIS-FM at Nokia Plaza L.A. Live on February 13, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Angela Weiss/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 26: Justin Bieber promotes his new book 'First Step 2 Forever' at Barnes & Noble, 5th Avenue on November 26, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 15: Justin Bieber attends KIIS FM's 2010 Wango Tango Concert at Staples Center on May 15, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
Teen idol Justin Bieber arrives on the red carpet for the 68th annual Golden Globe awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, on January 16, 2011. AFP PHOTO/Valerie MACON (Photo credit should read VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 16: Justin Bieber attends the 'Justin Bieber: Never Say Never' premiere at the O2 Cineworld on February 16, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Jon Furniss/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 22: Singer Justin Bieber poses in the press room with the Digital Artist of the Year award during the 2011 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena May 22, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Isaac Brekken/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 08: Justin Bieber attends the 2011 CMT Music Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on June 8, 2011 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
Singer Justin Bieber attends the 2011 BET Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on June 26, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (FilmMagic)
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - AUGUST 07: Singer Justin Bieber arrives at the 2011 Teen Choice Awards held at Gibson Amphitheatre on August 7, 2011 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
Singer Justin Bieber arrives at the The 28th Annual MTV Video Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on August 28, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 08: Justin Bieber attends the Dolce & Gabbana Boutique on September 8, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Eugene Gologursky/Getty Images for Dolce & Gabbana)
Singer Justin Bieber poses in the press room at The 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards held at Staples Center on February 13, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
ATLANTA, GA - SEPTEMBER 17: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Musician and 2011 Horizon Award Recipien Justin Bieber poses backstage at the 33rd Annual Georgia Music Hall Of Fame Awards at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center on September 17, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Ben Rose/WireImage)