Justin Bieber, Men's Health

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First the bulge and now the muscles?!

Justin Bieber appears on the latest issue of Men's Health where he appears shirtless, muscular and definitely more grown up. But some reports argue that the magazine artificially bulked up the singer's muscles, making him look a little more ripped than he actually might be by way of Photoshop.

But Bieber puts down any accusations in his behind-the-scenes video from his photoshoot, saying on-camera, "Being on the cover of Men's Health is really really cool. I love the fact that I got in shape the past two years, and I'm finally getting recognition for it.

He adds, "It's not photoshopped for all you fools out there saying it's photoshopped."

And for all of the naysayers who are still skeptical of Bieber's jacked and toned look, a Men's Health spokesperson brushed off the Photoshop speculation and tells E! News that the Biebs looks "amazing" on the April cover. The magazine also addressed any Photoshop speculation when it tweeted out a picture of the April issue's cover, writing, "Our April issue has @justinbieber—can he reinvent himself? See 10 (unphotoshopped) photos."

Justin Bieber, Men's Health

Peter Hapak/Men's Health

Bieber also faced some Photoshop flack when he appeared in underwear ads for Calvin Klein. His, er, thing, appeared to be surprisingly large, which launched an immediate "photoshopped!" firestorm. But the website BreathHeavy.com, which initially published their "findings," retracted their bulge-alteration accusations and posted a note saying the original pic "was Justin Bieber's Calvin Klein photo sans Photoshop."

The site said it had received a cease and desist letter.

While the 21-year-old might never escape digital alteration accusations, he is trying to escape the many mistakes he's made in his past including getting arrested on the suspicion of drunk driving in Miami.

"This has really been a big year for me, as far as figuring stuff out," he says in the issue. "This is almost like a full 180 from how I was. Yesterday—a year from yesterday—I was in jail."

He holds himself accountable for his past mistakes, but does place some of the blame on having to grow up in front of the spotlight.  

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