Justin Bieber can’t deny that he is one of the most talked about celebrities on the planet. He’s constantly under a microscope and every little mistake he makes will make headlines, causing rumors, etc. But in the latest issue of The Hollywood Reporter, Bieber, with his manager Scooter Braun by his side, fires back at all his haters and critics, saying, “I don’t give a f—k.”

“Not ‘I don’t give a f—k’ to just be reckless and do whatever, but ‘I don’t give a f—k what they say,’” he says. “I know who I am and what I’m doing in my life and what I’ve accomplished and continue to accomplish as a performer, as a writer, as an artist, as a person, as a human being. I’m happy with the man I’m becoming.”

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Scooter has a similar attitude towards all the negative talk that surrounds Justin, saying, “The rumors were coming so fast and furious that we couldn’t address all of them. Say whatever the f--k you want. Justin’s not going to go crazy. He’s not going to end up in rehab. He’s not going to end up a statistic. Nine months ago, they said he lost his mind — he hasn’t missed a show since. So we’re just going to shut up.”

Justin may be the center of media attention and have a lot of people talking, but there’s one person who will always have his back and that’s Will Smith. In fact, the superstar actor cares so much about Bieber that he drove to his house, pulled him out of bed and had a three-hour long talk earlier this year when things weren’t going too great for the 19-year-old.

Scooter recalls Justin’s reaction to his chat with Will, saying, “He said, ‘Man, that makes me feel so loved. I woke up, and there’s Will Smith, one of, if not the, biggest movie stars on the planet. He took time out of his day for me.’”

You can read more of Justin’s interview with THR here and check out this behind-the-scenes video from Justin and Scooter’s photo shoot!

Do you feel bad for Justin and all the criticism he receives?