Some (girls under the age of, what? 20?) are screeching with joy, and some are saying it is a sign of the apocolypse: Justin Bieber is on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine, and inside, he's talking about feeling like a man. Justin also appeared on the cover in February of 2011, but there is a marked difference between the headlines; while his previous cover branded him as "Super Boy," this one proclaims that he is "Hot Ready Legal."
The singer turned 18 just four months ago, and his team has been working overtime letting the public know that he's not a little kid anymore.
"I feel like I carry myself in a more manly way," Justin says. "I don't carry myself as a boy."
Also, he acts a bit bratty at a golf club and his manager, Scooter Braun, asserts that Justin's relationship with Selena Gomez makes him even more attractive to young girls, because they can read about all the romantic things he does for her and "want him even more."
Gawker was the first to point out that there is a striking similarity between this cover and a Lindsay Lohan Rolling Stone cover from 2004 — Lindsay's also read that she was "hot, ready and legal." Lindsay is pulling it together lately but we hope Justin avoids the trouble she ran into some time after that cover came out. Those driving incidents are not the best indication, but we believe in Justin. Rent a limo, man.
The issue hits newstands July 20.