The 19-year-old has recently been a frequent subject in the rumor mill—be it for his marijuana scandal, concert scare, on-again-off-again relationship with Selena Gomez, or his so-called affair with 25-year-old Rihanna—and in a recent interview with Teen Vogue, the Biebs says he’s taking the Jay-Z approach: simply not responding to skeptics.
“I don’t need to address every speculation,” Bieber said. “Remember when Cam’ron dissed Jay-Z? Jay-Z didn’t even respond. Why didn’t he respond, because he’s Jay-Z.”
But Hov actually did respond to Cam’ron on Kingdom Come‘s “Trouble” and “Dig a Hole.” So, Bieber actually can address the rumors too. Why? Because he’s Justin Bieber.
To be safe, maybe he should check with his right-hand man Lil Twist before dropping a hip-hop history reference. —Shannon Powell