Justin Bieber is breaking his silence on those nude Bora Bora photos.
In an exclusive interview with Access Hollywood’s Billy Bush – Justin, who Access has named our “Artist of the Month” for November, talked about those invasive photos, which almost broke the internet.
“I was in the middle of nowhere, and all out there was just blue water. So I’m thinking, like, there’s not going to be boats coming out and taking [photos],” Justin told Billy. “I didn’t think they would come all that way.”
Justin – who is in the midst of a hugely successful comeback, which includes his first-ever number one single (“What Do You Mean?”), along with the release of his first album in three years (“Purpose,” out on November 13) – said it was manager Scooter Braun who first alerted him to the photos.
“I think that when I first saw the pictures, there was a black mark over my junk,” Justin revealed.
And the first time he saw the uncensored pics?
“Immediately, I’m like, ‘Oh my gosh, did I come out of the water? Do I have shrinkage?’ That’s my first thought,” the superstar admitted.
“That was shrinkage for me, anyway,” Justin laughed.
Shrinkage or not, the racy photos spread across social media like wildfire, with fans everywhere weighing in, including one of The Biebs’ biggest fans – his dad Jeremy.
“My dad kind of made it funny,” Justin said, referring to Jeremy’s Tweet, which has since been deleted, where he wrote “@justinbieber what do you feed that thing. #proud daddy.”
“People kind of thought… how could he say that? He’s my dad. Like, of course he’s proud,” Justin added. “It’s not like he’s talking about an 11-year-old. I’m 21 years old.”
Tune in to Monday’s Access Hollywood for more of Billy Bush’s exclusive interview with Justin Bieber, and check out even more of the interview – including Justin on repairing his image, his past relationship with Selena Gomez and more, beginning October 29.
— Eric Anderson
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