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Elvis Duran and the Morning Show is the name of an American syndicated weekday morning radio program hosted by Elvis Duran. The show originates from the studios of Newark-licensed WHTZ in New York City, a Top 40 outlet branded as "Z100".

2015 Edit

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Elvis Duran: Bring me Justin Bieber.

Justin Bieber: [enters]

Radio hosts: There he is. [people are shouting]

Elvis Duran: Alright. I know you went to the bathroom, did you wash your hands?

Justin Bieber: I wash my hands a lot.

Elvis Duran: I'm a little upsset you washed your hands

Justin Bieber: We're not disgusting.

Elvis Duran: I know, that's okay. Sit down Justin Bieber is here.

Justin Bieber: So many people in here.

Elvis Duran: Yeah we got a lot of people.

Radio host: You look so much taller than last time.

Justin Bieber: A little bit, i grew. That's what you do when you grow up.

Elvis Duran: There's so many people in here. Do you know, who are these people in here?

Justin Bieber: Uh we got like 6, 7 camera people. The rest of them are all new people who just are always around the office but I come to town and you know what I mean?

Elvis Duran: They kinda linger.

Justin Bieber: Right?

Elvis Duran: You look good.

Justin Bieber: Thank you.

Elvis Duran: Now tell me how good I look. I'm not here hearing that from you.

Justin Bieber: You look awesome.

Elvis Duran: Ah! Here

Justin Bieber: You look refreshed. You look handsome.

Elvis Duran: Alright but what more about me?

Radio host: Keep it going.

Elvis Duran: No uh. What do you mean by the way. The only thing that makes me mad about your single is we needed it at the beginning of summer 'cause it's…

Justin Bieber: Right.

Elvis Duran: It's a great summer sounding song.

Justin Bieber: Right.

Elvis Duran: So why'd you wait until autumn? I mean, it's almost CHristmas.

Justin Bieber: I think it's just timing, right? I think that just as far as me being ready to get back out in the world 'cause once it starts it doesn't stop for me.

Elvis Duran: Yeah.

Justin Bieber: So it's just, was my mind ready, was my heart ready? Was this the music that I wanted to release? 'Cause at the end of the day I don't know if you ever really know if that's when trust really comes in or fade and being like ok now I did my part and we could go back and forth on this. Is this the right sound or is this, but I think at this point I'm finally like you know what I love what I do, I love the style where I'm going in my direction right now so.


Elvis Duran: You know it's always been about the music and unfortunately over the last couple of years it was about other things, stories in the paper, you know this and that. It's always been about the music for you. You love the music. It should always be about that.

Justin Bieber: For sure, for sure that's why I got started and that's why I you know do what I do, it's 'cause I do music [laughs] and not because I'm… I don't know these last couple of years have been just a learning process for me. I'm just happy to get back out here.

Elvis Duran: And you should. During everything, like all the stories out and all the… What did I always say every single time that a weird story about you came out. I'm like guys.

Justin Bieber: You just can't help feel judged though, you know. When you come back and you see people that you know have been talking smack about you and now they're being all smiley so you try to come to the situation unfaced but at the end of the day you still have those thoughts and feeligns that are like 'Ok, are these people really for me or are they against me or are they just doing this 'cause now I'm helping them or…' I don't know, I have all these mixed feeligns of like awkwardness.

Elvis Duran: Don't. I mean it's easy for me to sit here and say 'don't'

Justin Bieber: Yeah.

Elvis Duran: Because you're gonna feel the way you wanna feel.

Justin Bieber: Yeah.

Elvis Duran: But it's about the music.

Justin Bieber: Yeah.

Elvis Duran: It's about the album.

Justin Bieber: Yeah.

Elvis Duran: Let the album do the talking. You don't have to say anything.

Radio host: Honestly out of everybody this guy always had a positive thing to say about you.

Justin Bieber: Yeah.

Elvis Duran: He was like you're his Justin.


Justin Bieber: I just like that you and I have been doing this since the beginning, right?

Elvis Duran: Yeah.

Justin Bieber: So you've always supported me and I really appreciate that. I appreciate all you guys. I'm really and you say it's about the music and it is about the music but it's also about like the legacy that I wanna live and a legacy that I wanna leave behind.

Elvis Duran: That's weird.

Justin Bieber: And it's a lot of pressure but it's also something that I'm ok with because I know the platform that I have and the people that I'm able to reach and it's like I don't want to take that for granted but I also don't want to be like, I don't want to put too much pressure on myself so this next chapter I've just been like I'm gonna be who I know I am, be who I know the people who believe in me know I am and that's all I can really do. I can't really ask for more than that.

Elvis Duran: No, you can't control, you can't control everything and everyone. Sometimes you gotta sit back and just let it happen.


Justin Bieber: I just wanna be around people who I feel are supporting me, uplifting me and making sure I am the best version of myself 'cause there's so many people in this industry who just wanna keep seeing me fall and see me, you know on the other side.

Elvis Duran: You really think there are people who want to see you fail?

Justin Bieber: A 100%

Elvis Duran: Why would anyone want anyone to fail, I don't understand it. But who do you think it…

Justin Bieber: I think it's just human nature. I think jealousy takes over. I think certain things that we can't control like I know sometimes I get selfish or have you ever been in a room and someone's just too happy and you're like angry because they're so happy? I get like that sometimes and I'm like this dude like why is he so happy?

Elvis Duran: Stop it now.

Justin Bieber: I think that's just like jealousy and I just wanna work at being better every day at all that stuff.

Elvis Duran: And surrounding yourself. This is the important thing we can all take away from this, surrounding yourself with people who support you.

Justin Bieber: That's where it starts.

Elvis Duran: And don't waste time on people who aren't good for you.

Justin Bieber: But it's gotta be on you, you know. You gotta make the conscious effort 'cause for me it was so many times people who, it was good people coming in my life and tugging at me but I wasn't ready, you know.

Elvis Duran: Right.

Justin Bieber: They'd be like Justin, Justin. Come on but I wasn't ready to take that leap and be like ok this is what I want to change, this is who I am, this is not who I am. But it takes moments of clarity to be like: oh that's why I'm not like this, that's why I shouldn't do this, but without those moments of realization. Don't just do stuff 'cause someone else is telling you not to do it, don't just do stuff 'cause you feel oh this person is going to think this of me if I do this. No, do it until… I mean, maybe I'm a bad influence but for me it was like I'mma do this until I feel like I shouldn't be doing this and maybe I was wrong but that's how I learn and I feel like I'm much better for…

Elvis Duran: Hey, we're all learning.

Justin Bieber: Yeah.

Elvis Duran: You know what, it's not a youth thing. My dad who passed away at 90 years old basically up to his last day, his last breath. He always says I'm never gonna know it all, I'm still learning.

Justin Bieber: Yeah.

Elvis Duran: Even at 90, the guy was still learning things and trying to figure out life.


Elvis Duran: So what about trusting people?

Justin Bieber: Trusting people is hard especially for me.

Elvis Duran: Why is that?

Justin Bieber: 'Cause I just, I've trusted people who I probably shouldn't have trusted before and they've kinda hurt my heart. Just like, I'm a pretty sensitive guy.

Elvis Duran: Right.

Justin Bieber: So I'll give it, like I'll lay it all in the line and then they'll kinda like pull so now I'm just kinda like figuring out ok there's certain people I can do that with, certain people were here but were not here [touches heart] and for the people on the radio, I know you don't really know what that means here and here but I did a visual effect for it.

Elvis Duran: I saw it, I saw the whole thing. You know what it's so hard to just give someone your heart and say hey it's yours to break so don't mess with it.

Justin Bieber: Yeah.

Elvis Duran: But we need to have people in our lives we can trust because it's you know, that's…

Justin Bieber: A 100%

Elvis Duran: Like going through life not being able to trust anyone, that would be awful so you got to pick and choose wisely.

Justin Bieber: A 100% and just like but do it, don't let people… Here's a thing I'll tell the people, don't let someone who ruined your trust ruin that next person's chance to not trust. Just because you had some bad food at one McDonalds doesn't mean, there's a bomb McDonalds across the street that's just like incredible with the bad food so.


Justin Bieber: I'm really like out here and I'm tryna grow and I'm becoming the man that I wanna be and I think it's, it's only gonna be easier if I have people supporting me and not bringing me down so. You know if you wanna ride this train with me guys. I'd love to have you on board. If not, don't get in my way. Alright.

Elvis Duran: I just, I never thought you did anything wrong.

Justin Bieber: No, I never thought I really did anything wrong either. I think that's just, you know I'm on a microscope and there's certain things that you know I'm not, that I can look at it and be like 'Yeah, that wasn't me' but we all have those moments and as long as we can understand those moments, and look at those moments and say 'Yeah, that wasn't me and I know who I am'

Elvis Duran: You know what I did on the way-end to see you?

Justin Bieber: Yeah?

Elvis Duran: I peed in the mop bucket outside.

Justin Bieber: See sometimes you just have to do it.

Elvis Duran: Sometimes you gotta pee in the mop bucket.

Radio host: It's on my bucket list actually.

Justin Bieber: Here's the thing right, it's like if Ozzy Osbourne woulda pee in a bucket, everyone would be 'Oh, you're a rock star, you're a beast. Oh he did it. You see it? He did it. Me I do it and they're like 'Oh, what a bad kid' peeing in buckets and stuff.

Elvis Duran: [laughs] So the question is this and I think I know your answer but I'm gonna ask you anyway. Looking at the last two years, three years. What would you do differently if you had to do it all over again? Would you really do anything different?

Justin Bieber: Uh, would I do anything different?

Elvis Duran: Regrets? Is there any regret flowing around?

Justin Bieber: I woulda um…

Staff: [adjusting microphone]

Radio host: We have a droopy microphone.

Justin Bieber: I just see it. I'd probably stay away from Miami.

Elvis Duran: [laughs]

Elvis Duran: No, but you know what all that stuff is who you are, man.

Justin Bieber: Yeah.

Elvis Duran: You are, you're building yourself. As we will do to the end of time.

Justin Bieber: 100%.

Elvis Duran: The good and the bad, that's what makes us who we are.

Justin Bieber: For sure, for sure and it's…

Elvis Duran: And no regrets man. Don't have one ounce of regret.

Justin Bieber: A 100%.

Elvis Duran: Maybe Miami. [laughs]

Justin Bieber: Yeah, yeah exactly. Honestly I'm just really appreciative of you guys and appreciative of all the stuff that you guys have done for me over the past few years and supported me through all the nonsense and even not knowing really what's going on but knowing every time I come here that you guys know my heart and stuff and that means, means a lot to me.


Elvis Duran: Are you in love?

Justin Bieber: Um yes. I am in love.

Elvis Duran: With what?

Justin Bieber: Her name's Esther. She's my little puppy.

Elvis Duran: Ah.

Radio host: What kind of puppy is she?

Justin Bieber: She's a silky terrier.

Elvis Duran: Look at that.

Justin Bieber: She makes me smile.

Elvis Duran: I'm in love with my dog, Mac. It's ok to be in love with your dog.

Justin Bieber: Yeah of course.

Radio host: Totally.


Justin Bieber: I'm in love with you.

Radio host: I'm in love with you too.

Elvis Duran: Oh here we go.

Justin Bieber: Get over here.

Radio host: Come at me.

Justin Bieber: [hugs radio host]

Elvis Duran: Oh there they go. Making out with a married woman.

Justin Bieber: Wow Jacky get permission for this one.

Elvis Duran: It does so good.

Justin Bieber: it just feels so right in so many ways.


Elvis Duran: So any ballads, any romance on this album?

Justin Bieber: Yeah, yeah, we got a bunch of stuff. Sorry I'm away from you. [adjusting hat]

Elvis Duran: Yeah come over here. Where's your, oh your hair's cool, man. Let it out.

Justin Bieber: It's long, right? [running his fingers through his hair]

Elvis Duran: Yeah it's nice. Play with it while you got it. 'Cause one day you're gonna look like… Look at this, you're gonna have this one day, look. [shows hair] See that bald spot?

Justin Bieber: Oh.

Elvis Duran: I know.

Justin Bieber: That's not a good look.

Elvis Duran: Can you think of anything worse than losing your hair? It's awful.

Justin Bieber: [shakes head] No.

Radio head: Make him feel good, Justin.

Elvis Duran: It's ok.

Justin Bieber: Sorry.

Elvis Duran: I'm used to it. I still let anyone look at my head.


Elvis Duran: Does it make you feel weird when you see your fans and they're crying?

Justin Bieber: Yes, yes.

Elvis Duran: Does that make you a little uncomfortable?

Justin Bieber: Um, not uncomfortable but it's hard to try to like figure out what to say sometimes. You know when they just come up and they're bawling and you're just like 'It's ok, I love you. It's all gonna be okay.'

Elvis Duran: Ah. [laughs]

Radio host: There were two girls in front of the building today and they were crying. I think because you were that close to them.

Radio host 2: One was on the ground like lying on the ground sobbing and she was just saying 'I got close' or 'He was close' or something and so as weird as it must feel for you to see that. There's gotta be a part of you that is happy to know that there's still this giant huge group of people who are so excited to see this music come out.

Justin Bieber: Yes and no. I just think it, like if I get [adjusts seat] happy by the love. If that's what truly makes me happy then once the hate starts to happen. I'm gonna really die by the hate. So I tend to not get my satisfication through my fans. [drinks water] If that makes sense. To the people who love me, I love them dearly, don't get me wrong. But I don't get [drinks water] off like that. You know I don't like 'Oh, now I feel good 'cause they're screaming for me'. You know if I get through that then as soon as someone starts to hate me I'm gonna be like, why don't you, like I feel, like you know? If I get that love through the people who I know truly, really love me then I'll step in those and (?) to be cool and like the hate'll be just fine, the love will be al- awesome but just don't live for that.

Elvis Duran: Right.


Elvis Duran: You know what, I've been looking for to this day. For several years, I'm so glad you came to see us. You look great.

Justin Bieber: Thank you.

Elvis Duran: This album, this album's gonna, I know this album is going to be a total, total defining part of your life.

Justin Bieber: Thank you.

Elvis Duran: 'Cause you know what, with all the stuff that's happened. with you over the last years. When you have this body of work out through the, to say to everyone. 'Hey this is who I am.'

Justin Bieber: Yeah.

Elvis Duran: You can't talk back to it.

Justin Bieber: Yeah, but here's the thing though…

Elvis Duran: I'm so happy for you.

Justin Bieber: I just wanna make it clear though, it woulda been a lot different even if I woulda come back now and if I would have been this arrogant kid coming back and being like 'Yeah, this is who I am' and still had the smash records, it wouldn't be the same. Do you know what I mean like it's different, I'm not coming back and being like 'Guys, I told you. I thought I told you. Like check it out. Look at the…' You know it's like, no I'm here and I'm telling you guys that I wanna do this with you, like I don't wanna do this and try to be something that I'm not. I don't wanna try to, um, or for you to think that he's in his own world, you know, doing his own thing and he's just like… No I wanna be involved with everyone. I want everyone to know that this is a group thing. I wouldn't do this, I couldn't do this without you guys so. As long as I get that mesage out there and get the message out that like let's crush this and that's like crush life and have fun and create awesomee relationships and that's really what's life about, growing, eating awesome food, hanging out with pretty girls. That's just, what is there more to talk about?

Elvis Duran: I'm with you. well two out of three.

Justin Bieber: Yeah, true, true, true, true.

Elvis Duran: Justin Bieber. New album, we think it's coming out in November. Scooter won't tell us. Zoolander, can't talk about it. VMA's sunday night and of course “What Do You Mean?”, we're gonna play it now. Justin Bieber, you always have a home with us. To the good and the bad, you always have a place with us, remember that. Justin Bieber [claps]


2012 Edit

2011 Edit

Justin Bieber sat down for an exclusive interview at the Elvis Duran Morning Show at Z100 Studio on November 17. They were talking about a Selena Gomez thing he said in 2009.

2009 Edit

July Edit

Transcript Edit

Garrett: Alright everybody Garrett hanging out, ElvisDuran.com. Justin Bieber.

Justin Bieber: Right here yeah. Justin Bieber.

Garrett: Bieber. Um, I can call you a sensation I guess.

Justin Bieber: I guess if you want to or you…

Garrett: A YouTube sensation.

Justin Bieber: Or you can call me Justin.

Garrett: Or Justin.

Justin Bieber: Yeah.

Garrett: Middle name's sensation, let's work on that.

Justin Bieber: Okay.

Garrett: Alright so Justin you're kinda blowing up right now.

Justin Bieber: Yeah.

Garrett: In the musical world.

Justin Bieber: Yeah.

Garrett: Not like you know weight or anything but the good stuff.

Justin Bieber: Yeah.

Garret: Um, so let's turn back to when you first started. So you've been, you put up your first video of your performance, you know so your family could see.

Justin Bieber: Yeah.

Garrett: Uh, when was that?

Justin Bieber: Um those are about three years ago.

Garrett: Three years ago.

Justin Bieber: Yeah.

Garrett: And then after you put up that video, what happened?

Justin Bieber: Um, just basically kinda blew up on YouTube. Um kinda, I just kept posting more videos and more videos after it like, I started reaching a couple thousand. I was like man that's amazing and then I hit a million, I was like man that's incredible. So I started posting more videos and more videos. Then I got discovered by my manager, Scooter Braun who flew me out to Atlanta where I got to meet Usher and I got to sing for him and stuff and he wanted to sign me but a week later I also had a meeting with Justin Timberlake who also wanted to sign me.

Garrett: So you have Justin Timberlake and Usher fighting over you.

Justin Bieber: Pretty much.

Garrett: What did that feel like?

Justin Bieber: It was definitely an amazing experience. I mean I really couldn't have went wrong either way.

Garrett: Alright I think either way you're gonna make it big anyways so I think you proved right but so let's talk about your manager. He found you just like straight off YouTube, right?

Justin Bieber: Yeah, just contacted my family and uh yeah.

Garrett: Was he looking for like piano cat and he became you know.

Justin Bieber: No he was actually. He was just doing some work for uh. he was actually doing something with Akon. An artist of Akon's. He was looking at him and he was watching a "Respect" video that he did and it was really bad quality, like the quality, the picture quality. So he wanted to get it. He thought it was him in a diferent angle so he watched the video and it was my video, seeing "Respect" and he was like dang and then he started watching more videos and kind of just was like yeah I need to find this kid. He wasn't just searching little boys on the internet.

Garrett: [laughs]

Justin Bieber: [laughs]

Garrett: Hello.

Justin Bieber: Yeah.

Garrett: Alright so uh, you're doing what most you know kids your age would dream to do in like ten years.

Justin Bieber: Yeah.

Garrett: So do you suggestn you know if you want to do it you gotta do it yourself and sing into the camera and put up on YouTube.

Justin Bieber: I mean I was really blessed with the whole situation that happened. Um yeah but definitely if you love to do what you love to do just do it. I mean there's nothing really more to say. Just go with your heart basically.

Garrett: See you played for 17,000 last night.

Justin Bieber: Yeah.

Garrett: What, was that the biggest crowd you've played for so far?

Justin Bieber: Yeah that was the biggest crowd. That's like I live in a small, I lived in a small town of 30,000.

Garrett: Canada.

Justin Bieber: Yeah that's like half the population in my whole city.

Garrett: So you're either becoming a music sensation or a hockey sensation.

Justin Bieber: Yeah, I actually yeah that was actually the…

Garrett: The back-up plan.

Justin Bieber: Yeah um I actually started playing hockey when I was like 4 and I loved hockey growing up. I had to either make the decision to play hockey or be a singer and I just loved, my music for, my passion for music was just amazing so I just.

Garrett: The Vancouver Canucks ready to sign you and then you're like oh Usher got me, Usher got me.

Justin Bieber: [laughs] Yeah. Yeah

Garrett: I gotta go.

Justin Bieber: [laughs] No.

Garrett: Alright so we're gonna do one song here then we're gonna do something pretty cool because you got like a following of hundreds downstairs so uh, so let's perform one song.

Justin Bieber: Let's do it.

Garrett: Your choice.

Justin Bieber: Okay.

Garrett: Hardest choice.

Justin Bieber: Let's do it.

Garrett: And I'll sit back and I'll let you do your thing man.

Justin Bieber: [tunes guitar] Okay, this song is called Lonely Girl. It's gonna be on my debut album so make sure you check it out.

Garrett: When's the album coming out?

Justin Bieber: It's called "My World" that'll be out late September or October so uh yeah.

Garrett: Find it on the internet.

Justin Bieber: Yeah and my single "One Time" is actually on iTunes right now so if you guys want to check that out as well.

Garrett: Press pause and then go download it and then hit play and come back.

Justin Bieber: Yeah.Go to iTunes and just do that. Alright.

Garrett: Alright, "Lonely Girl".

Justin Bieber: [laughs] Alright "Lonely Girl" right here. Thank you. [plays "Lonely Girl" on his guitar]

Garrett: Justin Bieber.

Justin Bieber: Thanks to you.

Garrett: Dude, awesome.

Justin Bieber: Thank you.

Garrett: You're like my little brother I never had.

Justin Bieber: [laughs] You're like my big brother.

Garrett: Are you up for adoption?

Justin Bieber: Yeah.

Garrett: Alright I'll adopt you.

Justin Bieber: Okay.

Garrett: You'll be my brother. Brother. [gives handshake]

Justin Bieber: Brothers for life.

Garrett: Brothers for life. That's awesome.

Justin Bieber: Yeah we, yeah he just, how about we go through like the big brothers. You can be my big brother.

Garrett: I'll do the… yeah yeah and you… I'll be your big brother and you'll be my little brother.

Justin Bieber: Yeah we can go like hang out, go go-karting and stuff.

Garrett: I'll hold you to it.

Justin Bieber: Oh okay.

Garrett: Don't tempt me.

Justin Bieber: Alright.

Garrett: Alright so we're gonna do something cool. You got a few fans downstairs.

Justin Bieber: Yeah.

Garrett: We're gonna do it commando style and surprise 'em.

Justin Bieber: Commando?

Garrett: Not commando, ambush 'em.

Justin Bieber: Okay.

Garrett: We're gonna ambush 'em.

Justin Bieber: [laughs] Alright let's ambush 'em.

Garrett: He is my little brother. I swear to God. Alright so we're gonna ambush 'em.

Justin Bieber: Great minds think alike.

Garrett: Yes we share one brain. So we're gonna go downstairs you're gonna perform your singla and…

Justin Bieber:[laughs]

Garrett: …and they have no idea that we are about to hit them with a little Justin Bieber.

Justin Bieber: It's gonna be so fun, check out.

Garrett: Alright let's do it. [stands up]
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