Styled by Lady Gaga's stylist and Thierry Mugler creative director Nicola Formichetti, Biebs looks half like he's about to go off to war/half like he's the best-dressed kid under 18. A quick "big ups" to Justin: even while rocking headgear that ornate (is that or is that not Caesar's crown?), he still manages to radiate "chill." (I know when I wear my Greco-Roman headpiece, the last thing I resemble is "chill.")
Inside the issue, Justin opens up about his religious beliefs: "I focus more on praying and talking to [God]. I don't have to go to church. I haven't been to church in a long time, but I know I have a relationship with Him." He also hints that he's not a player and is a one woman kind of dude: "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." Justin also admits there are (unfortunately) no plans to permanently resurrect his rapping alter ego, Shawty Mane: "I don't think people take me seriously doing it [rapping]... Like, just something I can do, but I don't want to make a rap album."
For the record, even if Justin rapped while wearing one of these crowns, we'd still take him seriously. #ShawtyMane4Ever
+ See more photos of Justin Bieber in V magazine after the jump, and check out the entire spread at MTV Style.