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17 August 2012, 08:48 | Updated: 17 August 2012, 09:09
The 'Never Say Never' star says he keeps certain things private to protect himself and his family.
Justin Bieber says he is wary of the label of fame and prefers to keep certain details about his private life secret for his own safety.
The 'Boyfriend' star says people who see themselves as truly famous often start "losing it", and admits he does worry about what might happen were the wrong kind of people to find out where he lives.
"What does that really mean, 'to be famous'?" Justin reveals, in an interview with Vibe magazine. "In general, fame can tear you apart, so you can never really feel like you're famous.
"When people start acting like they're famous, that's when they start losing it."
The 'Never Say Never' star went on to explain that he prefers not to give out too much personal information about his private life, wanting to retain some anonymity in terms of where he lives and the like to avoid potential problems in the future.
"I don't like giving too much personal information about where I live and the cars I drive," Justin explained. "There are a lot of people in this world that aren't good people, and all they need to do is a little research and then they can..
"People hiding in garbage cans overnight to catch [pictures] of me. Crazy things happen," he added. "You can't give out too much personal information."
View a picture of Justin Bieber performing live at the Billboard Music Awards earlier this year below (Credit: Getty):
The 'Boyfriend' singer recently unveiled the music video for his new single 'As Long As You Love Me', and says he wanted the video to show off his more "edgy" side as well as remaining romantic.
Justin Bieber kicks off his 'Believe' world tour in the US in September before arriving in the UK next year starting with a show in Dublin on 17th February.