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.
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)