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Bieber spotlights his grown-up side in flashy new video

Published on Aug 2, 2012 6:28 AM
 
This July 22, 2012 file photo shows singer Justin Bieber arriving at the Teen Choice Awards in Universal City, Calif.  Canadian pop star Justin Bieber has pulled out the Hollywood stops in his latest video for the single As Long As You Love Me, making a sort of mini-film showing his grown-up side. -- PHOTO: JORDAN STRAUSS/INVISION/AP

LOS ANGELES (REUTERS) - Canadian pop star Justin Bieber has pulled out the Hollywood stops in his latest video for the single As Long As You Love Me, making a sort of mini-film showing his grown-up side.

Bieber, 18, recruited gritty actor Michael Madsen, best known for his roles in Pulp Fiction and Reservoir Dogs, to play the disapproving father of Bieber's love interest in the slick music video, which runs nearly six minutes.

In the video, which debuted online on Wednesday, Bieber plays a star-crossed lover. It features car chases, fights, raunchy dancers and steamy romance set against the Los Angeles skyline, all part of a plan to transition the singer from teeny bopper to adult artist.

Bieber fans, known as 'Beliebers,' praised him on social media websites for showing his darker side and fighting for love.

 
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