Back in 2009, I had an hour or so long phone call with Scooter Braun about his upstart rapper Asher Roth. Near the end of the phone call, Braun told me about one of his newest signees, Justin Bieber. Shortly thereafter, brokencool.com writer Maxine Ross was one of the first people anywhere to conduct an interview with the Biebs. The interview, published on brokencool.com July 23, 2009, saw Maxine and Bieber talk Michael Jackson, the pressures of newfound fame, and how managed to catch the eyes and ears of Braun and Usher.
Hit the jump to read the full interview from '09.