"Hopefully by the time I’m 30 people will remember me," the Canadian singer told V Magazine in an lengthy interview. "I don’t want people to just think of me as a teen sensation."
But the "Baby" singer said he was determined to maintain the squeaky clean persona that has brought him millions of mostly young female fans, and their mothers.
"I’m never going to make myself so the kids and the parents don’t respect me," he said. "I want to be able to do what Michael (Jackson) did — he always sang clean lyrics…I don’t want to start singing about things like sex, drugs, and swearing."