Justin Bieber Plans To Keep Lyrics Sex-Free, Like His Mentor Michael Jackson

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First Posted: 10/01/12 16:57 Updated: 10/01/12 17:06   WENN

Justin Bieber has vowed not to sing about partying and boozing after turning 18 - because he wants to write "clean lyrics" like his idol Michael Jackson.

The Baby hitmaker, who will turn 18 on 1 March, promises not to use swear words or sing about alcohol as he transitions into adulthood, although he's considering writing songs about "making love".

The pop star admits he models his clean-cut persona on the King of Pop and hopes to emulate Jackson's popularity with both young and old alike.

He tells V magazine: "I'm not going to try to conform to what people want me to be or go out there and start partying, have people see me with alcohol... I'm never going to make myself so the kids and the parents don't respect me... I want to be able to do what Michael did - he always sang clean lyrics - and it was always that little kids loved Michael and grandparents loved Michael.

"I don't want to start singing about things like sex, drugs, and swearing. I'm into love, and maybe I'll get more into making love when I'm older. But I want to be someone who is respected by everybody."

Bieber remains confident he'll avoid hitting the headlines like Jackson did, because he had a happy upbringing and supportive parents.

He adds: "Michael had a really bad childhood. I was blessed with a great childhood. My mum loved me. My dad loved me. I'm now a teenager and I don't feel like I've missed out on anything in my life. I've gotten to experience everything I possibly could.

"I don't look back and think, 'Ugh, I wish I would have been able to do that.' Maybe (Jackson) missed out on a lot, so he tried to (re-live) his childhood when he was older. But I've got such good people around me, I'm not worried."

And here's Justin Bieber as a young man:

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  • Musicians Usher, left, and Justin Bieber arrive at the 22nd Annual Kids' Choice Awards on Saturday, March 28, 2009, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

  • Musicians Usher, left, and Justin Bieber arrive at the 22nd Annual Kids' Choice Awards on Saturday, March 28, 2009, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

  • Justin Bieber performs at the Pepsi Superbowl Fan Jam Concert in Miami Beach, Florida.

  • Teen pop sensation Justin Bieber performs with Drake at the Juno Awards Sunday, April 18, 2009

  • Canadian singer Justin Bieber performs live in concert during the NRJ showcase on the 1st floor of the Eilffel Tower in Paris, France

  • Paris Jackson and Justin Bieber during a ceremony honoring the late Michael Jackson with Hand and Footprints in Cement, held at Grauman's Chinese Theatre, on January 26, 2012, in Los Angeles.

  • Canadian singer Justin Bieber performs live during a showcase at the Universale Headquaters in Paris, France.

  • Justin Bieber arrives at the Grammy Awards on Sunday, Jan. 31, 2010, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

  • Justin Bieber poses for photographs before a personal appearance at HMV in Westfield, west London. Over 1,500 fans turned up to try and meet the singer.

  • Justin Bieber performs live on stage at the Hard Rock Cafe in Las Vegas.

  • Canadian singer-songwriter Justin Bieber visits LIVE@Much in Toronto on Monday, Oct. 5, 2009. The Canadian Press Images/Christian Lapid

  • Justin Bieber and his girlfriend Selena Gomez

  • Justin Bieber with one of his idols, Sean Kingston

  • Justin Bieber with one of his many lady-friends, Kim Kardashian

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  • L-R: Smokey Robinson, Prince Michael Jackson Jr., Prince Michael Jackson II aka Blanket, Paris Jackson and Justin Bieber during the Michael Jackson Hand and Footprint Ceremony with the children of Michael Jackson making the impressions using shoes and sequined glove once worn by Michael Jackson, held at Grauman's Chinese Theater in Hollywood, California on January 26, 2012.

  • Canadian singer Justin Bieber arrives at the Cannes festival palace, to take part in the NRJ Music awards ceremony, in Cannes, southeastern France, Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau)

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