The singer insisted that he doesn't want to conform to the stereotypical lifestyle of a musician by partying, taking drugs and sleeping with fans.
Bieber told 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 want to do it at my own pace.
"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."
The 17-year-old went on to admit his ambition to become one of the best performers in the music industry.
He added: "I want to be successful and be great at what I do. But eventually, I want to become the best at what I do.
"I want to be better than anybody who's ever done it. And in order to do that, I need to strive to be the best, be good to people and treat people with respect, and work as hard as I can.
"For me, I work so hard and this consumes my life - it's not worth it if I'm not the best. I'm still learning."
Bieber is currently working on his third studio album Believe and has reportedly teamed up with will.i.am for new material.
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