Calling all real estate agents! In an exclusive new interview with Us Weekly, pop sensation Justin Bieber reveals that even superstars struggle with finding the right home. The globetrotting singer says he’s currently looking in L.A. for a good place to live, but his dilemma is very specific.
“I don’t know where I really live,” the Purpose crooner, 21, tells Us Weekly‘s Entertainment Director Ian Drew with a laugh. “I’m just trying to figure it out, dude . . . Me and Corey [Gamble] are laughing in the room right now, because he’s helping me try to find a house. We just died laughing because we can’t find, like we can, but we can’t, ‘cause I won’t make a decision.”
What exactly is the dilemma? “I don’t want neighbors!” Bieber tells Us. “I’m loud, I’m really loud. I’m gonna play my music really, really, really loud every night, I’m gonna play the drums. I’m gonna have a lot of people over, probably. And I can’t have neighbors, just because I don’t want to piss anyone off.”
The “Sorry” hitmaker knows this from personal experience. In May 2013, NFL star Keyshawn Johnson confronted Bieber about his speeding habits inside the luxe gated community of Calabasas, Calif., where celebs like the Kardashians, Kaley Cuoco, and the Smith family reside. Johnson, 43, who had a 3-year-old daughter at the time, got upset with the “Baby” singer after witnessing him, on one occasion, exceed the 25-mph speed limit in his Ferrari. Meanwhile, another neighbor that March said Bieber spit on him during an altercation.
Then in January 2014, the Canada native was accused of egging a neighbor’s house. The neighbor alleged that Bieber vandalized his home, causing close to $20,000 in damages. Police subsequently used a search warrant to raid the pop star’s home for evidence of the incident, and Bieber was ultimately charged with a misdemeanor vandalism. He’s since settled the case and completed his community service.
Now, a more grown-up Bieber acknowledges that he’s simply in a different stage in life than these affluent neighbors. “That’s what I want to do at this young age: I want to have fun, I want to listen to music really, really, really loud,” he tells Us. “But we can’t find that residence that’s fully done yet . . . that I don’t have to wait for it to have two years of construction. It’s a process, but we’re gonna find it. Hopefully we find it in the next six months or so.”
Along with a spacious enclave, Bieber also wants privacy. “Something really gated so you have to go through a couple of gates to get there,” the pop star tells Us of his future home. “That’s what we need. No photographers.”
Bieber’s new album, Purpose, drops on Friday, Nov. 13.
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