You know what, Justin Bieber? The U.S. has given you a lot. Love, respect, a career.
And now you're doing us the ultimate favor by procreating in Canada.
The 17 year-old pop star was born in London, Ontario and grew up in Stratford, Ontario (For those of you who failed geography, those are places in Canada). And Bieber says although he likes it in the States, when he's older, he's planning on moving back. Oh, but he still wants to have a house in Los Angeles. Of course.
"I think it would be cool to get a condo out [in L.A.], but eventually I'll probably want to move back to Canada and raise my family," Beiber said. "Why? I dunno, I'm Canadian, I feel like I want my kids to be Canadian."
Say what you will about Bieber, but he's smart enough to know one thing: the world hates Americans.
"If you travel round the world and put a Canadian sticker on your bag, they'll be nicer."
Actually, that's an awesome travel tip. I'm totally going to use that.
Bieber also admits that despite how much he loves his superstardom, there are times he wishes he could return to a normal life:
"Now that I'm here, I sometimes wish I could just go back home and chill. But if I was at home and I wasn't doing this, I'd wish that I was in this position."
In honor of Bieber's Canadian heritage, we're remembering a few other singers from the northern border, eh? Oh, shut up. You knew I couldn’t get through this story without an "eh?"
Shania Twain: Nope, this country crooner wasn't born anywhere near the South. She was born in Windsor, Ontario. She didn't move to Nashville until she was twenty.
Drake: Not only is he Canadian, his first name is Aubrey. Damn, Drake. At least you have your looks.
Avril Lavigne: Avril spent the majority of her childhood in the small Canadian town of Napanee. They have a population of 15,400. So it's pretty amazing that Lavigne was sharing a stage with Shania Twain at 15 years old. Even more amazing is that people still listen to her music.
Alanis Morissette: Alanis acheieved success in Canada, moving from Ottawa to Toronto. But when Jagged Little Pill came out, that was it. KROQ-FM in Los Angeles played Alanis' hits, and she promptly moved to L.A. and depressed us all with her lyrics.
Celine Dion: She spends all of her time in Vegas now, but Dion is a true-blooded Canadian. She was born in Charlemagne, Quebec, Canada and was discovered by Rene Angelil when she was just a teenager. The couple married in 1980 and renewed their vows in 2000. In Vegas, of course.