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OTRC: Justin Bieber on Rolling Stone cover, dubbed 'hot, ready, legal' (Photo)

Justin Bieber appears on the July 2012 cover of 'Rolling Stone' magazine. / Justin Bieber talks to OnTheRedCarpet.com at the 2012 Billboard Awards on May 20, 2012. (OTRC / Rolling Stone)

Justin Bieber recently released his fourth studio album, turned the big 18, and has landed his second Rolling Stone cover, which dubs him "hot, ready, and legal."

"I feel like I carry myself in a more manly way," the pop star told the music magazine in an interview published in its Aug. 2, 2012 issue. "I don't carry myself as a boy."

Bieber, who was discovered on YouTube in 2008, is known for being a heartthrob to millions of teenage girls, but the singer has recently shed his squeaky clean image for a more mature appearance. The pop star can be seen displaying a more serious demeanor while flashing his muscles in a white tank top and silver chain on the cover (Photo above).

For the magazine's photo shoot, the singer playfully strummed notes on his guitar and posed along the beach in a number of outfits (Video below). The singer first appeared on the prestigious magazine's cover in March 2011. At the time, he was dubbed "super boy" and talked about issues such as sex, love and abortions.

The pop star released his latest album, "Believe," on June 19.

On July 6, the young singer was making headlines for a very different reason. Bieber was pulled over in his luxury hybrid sports car Los Angeles while being chased by paparazzi earlier this month and after a city councilman, a former cop, and others reported him to police.

The performer was driving his custom chrome Fisker Karma sports sedan on a highway around 10:45 a.m. and was stopped and cited for reckless driving, in excess of 65 mph. His reps say he was speeding to voice paparazzi who were chasing him.

Watch the behind the scenes video of his Rolling Stone photo shoot below.

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