Justin Bieber has insisted he is "very much in control" when it comes to rumours about his life.
The teen pop star has faced his share of negative press in recent weeks - over incidents such as arriving late at a London show, apparently losing his temper with a photographer and, most recently, his confiscated capuchin monkey - but he said he can cope with all the scrutiny and speculation about him, reports US Weekly.
Justin opened up in an interview with Teen Vogue, saying: "I know who I am and I'm very much in control.
"I don't need to address every speculation."
The Boyfriend singer, who is known for posting messages about his feelings on Twitter and Instagram, also revealed he is trying not to respond when people make comments about him.
"My Twitter is really nice," he said. "I have so many fans that I rarely ever see a nasty tweet. I see so much stuff on the internet, sometimes I just want to go to Twitter and just go after people. But then I think twice: If someone if dissing me, I'm going to make this person way more famous by tweeting them."
Justin, 19, who recently split from on-off love Selena Gomez, also told the mag he doesn't trust people easily these days.
He explained: "I get good vibes from people all the time, and I probably could get along with them and be their friend, but now I just don't trust anybody. Literally, my phone never rings. I only have, like, four people that I keep in contact with.
"I don't need a bunch of friends to make me happy. I just need the people close to me that I love, that's all."