Justin Bieber takes a few punches in his “As Long As You Love Me” video.
Well, it’s official guys! Justin Bieber the boy is gone, and Justin Bieber the grown-assed man has ARRIVED! Though he’s still only 18, any trace of the kid version of the 2012 MTV VMA nominee has been officially wiped out as evidenced by his cinematic music video/mini-movie for his Big Sean-assisted “As Long As You Love Me,” which feels like Romeo And Juliet minus the iambic pentameter meets Drive minus the scorpion jacket and, sadly, Ryan Gosling.
Watch Justin Bieber’s “As Long As You Love Me” video after the jump.
Directed by Anthony Mandler, “As Long As You Love Me” is one of those videos where we need to be careful not to spoil the dramatic ending, so here’s about as much as we can say. Justin is in love with a really pretty girl (like, really pretty) who just so happens to be the daughter of actor Michael Madsen. Madsen is kind of a scary dude and reads Justin the riot act: “I don’t want to know you. You need get in your car and leave and don’t come back ’cause if you do, it’s not gonna be good for you.” DAMN, son. Naturally, Justin doesn’t heed Michael’s warning and pursues his daughter anyway.
There are some Michael Jackson circa “Beat It” gang dance scenes, some MATURE make-out and and roll-around-on-the-bed scenes we’re sure Selena Gomez isn’t thrilled about, along with adorable scenes of the cute couple hanging out and looking extremely attractive. But paradise can’t last forever, can it? Next up is the dramatic beatdown we had a feeling Justin would endure. And though Michael is like nine times his size, Bieber handles his own and fights (literally) for the woman he loves. Also, he is oozing with manliness and we cannot take it! We won’t spoil the ending, but suffice it to say that now I’m feeling totally uncomfortable because I am officially attracted to an 18-year-old. Yep, there I said it. Out loud.
Photo credit: @AnthonyMandler