Canadian teen idol Justin Bieber was interviewed by talk show queen Oprah Winfrey during last night's episode of Oprah's Next Chapter in a much anticipated encounter between the legendary television personality and the hyper loved (and hated) singer of hits like "Baby," "Boyfriend" and "As Long as You Love Me."
Following Oprah's landmark intimate settings and questions/answers, Bieber opened up to Oprah about his recent break up with former girlfriend -- and Disney teen star -- Selena Gomez, Bieber's worldwide fame and popularity (which Oprah compared to the late Michael Jackson's) and the pop idol's online and social media popularity -- a topic Oprah dwelled on because of Bieb's 30+ million Twitter followers as well as his recent meeting with Canada’s prime minister.
Bieber, who seemed down to earth, talked about the loneliness of fame, and how difficult is for a worldwide star to make real friends (despite having millions upon millions of them in the social networks). The singer, who's worth a reported $100+ million, was also compared to The Beatles and other music icons, as Oprah marveled at the pop idol's rise from obscure YouTube sensation to one of the most acclaimed (albeit mostly by little girls) stars thanks to his increasing popularity fueled by the advent of social media. Here are some of the highlights:
On why it's so hard to make friends: