Though constantly on the brink of overexposure, Justin Bieber hasn’t been as annoying as other pop stars who are created specifically to appeal to 12-year-old girls. While it seems Bieber, with his boyish bangs and undeniably Canadian wholesomeness, is the kind of baby-faced, bubblegum-pop prince both kids and parents would wholeheartedly endorse, he does appear to be taking baby steps toward taking chances musically. Did you ever think you’d see Bieber do a remix of his “Runaway Love,” with rap verses from Kanye West and Raekwon? He also doesn’t mind pissing off his disturbingly rabid fans, as evidenced by the Elle magazine photo spread he recently did in the Bahamas with big-bootied celebutante Kim Kardashian, who got death threats from Bieber fanatics when he jokingly referred to her as “his girlfriend” on Twitter. Like that other former teen dream Justin Timberlake, Justin Bieber has the potential to eventually break away from his teen-pop shackles and become a pop star on his own terms. Only time will tell. So just let it.
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