Justin Bieber, Twitter Casanova

The Most Popular Boy in the World rules the only voting bloc that matters: pre-teen girls

Otherwise, Bieber's approach is all textbook pop-star seduction. Like Elvis, he makes eternal promises. Like the Beatles, money can't buy him love. Like his hero Michael Jackson, he wants you back, oh, baby—he thought you'd always be his. And though it's creepy to hear the Biebs adulterate females who've just sucked on sippy cups from their moms' purses—"How many of you out there are single?" he sometimes asks during shows—it's not his fault. There's no relationship status on Facebook that reads "too young." It was Zuckerberg who created a reality where children are single.

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Justin Bieber ft. Ludacris
"Baby"
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