Justin Bieber On Avoiding The Pitfalls Of Fame: "I've Worked Way Too Hard For That"

28 October 2012, 10:57 | Updated: 28 October 2012, 11:12

The 'Believe' singer says he will make sure he doesn't "go off the deep end" like a lot of other pop stars have.

Justin Bieber says he is focused on "staying at the top" of the music industry and has worked "way too hard" to be one of those young pop stars who lose their fame after getting "full of themselves".

The 'Boyfriend' singer has opened up on his career and says he tries to model himself on stars like Justin Timberlake and mentor Usher, both of whom rose to fame at a relatively young age, as well as promising he will continue to "change and grow" through his music as he grows older.

"I look at Justin Timberlake and Usher and see how they crossed over really successfully, and I've seen people go off at the deep end, get full of themselves, think they're the best and end up not being anything," Justin told the Daily Mail this week. "I've worked way too hard for that.

"i definitely don't want to be just another teen heart-throb," the 'Never Say Never' singer explained. "But there are different ways of growing.

"I'm going to change and grow though my music and doing films," Justin revealed "This album ['Believe'] was different. My next album will be even edgier."

View a picture of Justin Bieber performing on his current 'Believe' world tour below (Credit: Getty):

Earlier this week it was announced that Justin had become the first person to reach three billion views on YouTube, fresh from the success of his most recent music video for 'Beauty And A Beat'.

He added: "Now I'm at the top there's nowhere to go but down, for me it's about staying standing on top."

It was confirmed recently that Justin Bieber is set to feature as the latest guest on Oprah Winfrey's Next Chapter on an episode that will air on 25th November.