Michael Jackson - Justin Bieber Only Looks Up To Jackson

Michael Jackson is the only star Justin Bieber looks to for career guidance.

Both singers became international sensations when they were very young, and unlike many child stars, Michael went on to have a long career.

Although his later life was sometimes controversial and ended after he was administered a fatal overdose of hospital grade painkiller Propofol in 2009, Justin still sees him as his best role model.

He said: ''A lot of teen stars didn't really work did they? So I'm doing my own thing. The only person I look at for guidance is Michael Jackson. I definitely look at his career when he was young and growing up in the spotlight. Career-wise I would say he's the biggest artist ever.''

Justin, 18, has also said a track on his new album, 'Believe', is about fan Mariah Yeater's false claims he fathered her baby, and is inspired by Michael's similar but fictional account of a fan claiming he'd fathered her child, 'Billie Jean'.

He told Q magazine: ''We definitely took inspiration from that song. I wanted to write something different and something the fans would be connected to and understand.

''I wanted them to think, 'Yeah that's Justin's life and he's talking about stuff that's really going on.'''


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Doing your own thing Bieber doesn't mean "trying" to COPY everything Michael Jackson has done in his career. You, Usher and countless others want to be Michael, it will NEVER happen, there is and always will be only ONE Michael Jackson! Michael was "THE MAN", your manager himself even said you are NOT a man yet, when are you going to grow up and realize you will NEVER be "THE MAN" you try so hard to imitate? You should be happy the little teenie-bopper girls think you are something special.
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Kimber you took the words out of my mouth. I wish ALL OF THESE SO CALLED STARS take heed and stop name dropping Michael everytime they want a boost to their careers. We know MJ was THE MAN and there never will be another. JB and the rest need to get that!
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Michael is probably flattered... imitation is the sincerest form of flattery after all (when done with the right intention in your heart)
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You CANNOT compare Justin Bieber to Michael Jackson, "both" does NOT exist!!! Justin Bieber won't ever have not even in the slightest part the same impact that Michael Jackson has across the globe!!! Michael Jackson is the genius who amazed the world, the only one, NO ONE will ever be like him!! Justin Bieber is only trying to copy Michael Jackson because would want his fame, a thing that is NEVER gonna happen as the whole world knows!!!
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You're a smart kid Justin, to look to MJ as a role model. The best footsteps you could possibly follow in. Personally and professionally!
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