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04/03/2013 08:44 am ET | Updated Apr 03, 2013

Justin Bieber & Jay-Z: Teen Pop Star Compares Himself To The Rapper

Justin Bieber's early success and dramatic personal life has led critics to compare the young star to celebrities such as Justin Timberlake, Michael Jackson, and as of late, Lindsay Lohan.

But The Biebs is comparing himself to someone entirely different. Jay-Z.

“I don’t need to address every speculation,” Bieber said an interview with Teen Vogue. “Remember when Cam’ron dissed Jay-Z? Jay-Z didn’t even respond. Why didn’t he respond, because he’s Jay-Z.”

Bieber covers the May issue of Teen Vogue, addressing his "crazy year" and justifying his decision not to address every rumor.

Unfortunately for Bieber, who was 12 at the time of Cam'ron's Jay-Z diss, his memory didn't serve him quite correctly.

Jay-Z did, in fact, respond to Cam'ron. After Cam'ron released diss tracks targeting Jay-Z, Hov told MTV, "It's such a ploy. ... N----s is holding press conferences behind [the dis record]. The MC in me is like, 'That's too easy [to come back at him.]' That's not even a good diss record. That s--t is trash... Cam's s--t is not artistic. There's nothing good about it. Everything about it is an obvious ploy to get attention. Nobody wants to get used. You're just using me. Of course he had to go that far."

Similarly, Bieber has been addressing many of the rumors in the press. The 19-year-old pop star has taken to his Twitter over the past couple of months to respond to the so-called "crazy stuff" concerning his career and personal life.

Justin Bieber through the years

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