Justin Bieber Gets His Pretty Little Face Bashed In to Beef Up His Image (VIDEO)

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Well, now that Justin Bieber is officially a legal adult, he isn't wasting one second in trying to prove to the world that he's not a kid anymore. He's taking the whole turning 18 thing pretty seriously, and in addition to buying himself a posh new pad to romance girlfriend Selena Gomez in, he's also showing off a much edgier side in the April issue of Complex magazine.

You know how female stars typically get all risque and pose half naked on the cover of magazines when they turn 18 (a la Britney Spears and Miley Cyrus)? Well, Justin is showing that he's a mature man by showing himself covered in blood, after being beaten to smithereens. Classy, huh? I guess being "fake" beaten up for men is similar to girls going topless?

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These photos definitely aren't for the faint of heart, as the Biebs is hardly recognizable as his lovable, puppy dog self with all the blood covering his face. The scenario behind the photo has Justin as the referee of a boxing match gone horribly wrong. (Who would actually put Bieber in a boxing ring? He's gotta be about a buck-ten soaking wet!)

It's a good thing that this magazine isn't geared for Bieber's younger fans, because most of them would probably be pretty upset by it. And honestly, the pics are even kinda tough for me to see, and I'm a 34-year-old woman. The Biebs is such a great kid -- and I seriously can't imagine anyone wanting to beat him up! (You can't fight the whole mama bear thing.)

You can hear more about Justin's edgy photo shoot in the video clip below.

 

What do you think of Justin showing off a more mature side?

 

Image via Complex

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