Justin Bieber has managed to make a music video that everyone -- from Beliebers to Bieber haters -- can enjoy. In Bieber's music video for his latest single, "As Long As You Love Me," the teen superstar proves why Rolling Stone dubbed him "hot, ready and legal."
Bieber dives into the world of adulthood head first, speeding through the streets of Los Angeles, making out with his on-screen girlfriend (in bed!) and taking a brutal beating from Michael Madsen. Unlike the subtle maturity in Bieber's clip for his first single "Boyfriend," this gritty video practically screams, "I'm all grown up, bro!"
Telling the tale of tragic teenaged lovers, "As Long As You Love Me" finds Bieber -- embracing his inner Ryan Gosling -- acting opposite Madsen, who plays one very overprotective father. The fight scene toward the end of video is enough to make you almost root for Bieber, who at five-foot-seven is barely a match for Madsen. However, that moment might be hard to watch as well, given that Madesen was arrested in March following a fight with his teenage son and charged with child cruelty.
This isn't the first time Bieber has taken a nasty beating. Back in March, Bieber went through the ringer for Complex, posing in a bloody photo spread.
"As Long as You Love Me," also featuring G.O.O.D. Music rapper Big Sean, is Bieber's first foray into dubstep. "As long as you love me/ We could be starving/ We could be homeless/ We could be broke," Bieber sings over the bass. "As long as you love me/ I'll be your platinum/ I'll be your silver/ I'll be your gold." That's pretty much the entire song.
In case you're wondering where you've heard the words "As Long as You Love Me" before, you're probably thinking of The Backstreet Boys seminal second single of the same name. Released in 1997, "As Long as You Love Me" is a karaoke staple for any self-proclaimed BSB fan.
Watch Bieber's "As Long As You Love Me" video above.
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