Justin Bieber didn’t take the ‘corny’ Disney route

President And Mrs. Obama Host Easter Egg Roll On White House LawnJustin Bieber believes that he has been embraced by the hip-hop community because he isn’t a “corny” Disney star like others his age such as Miley Cyrus and the Jonas Brothers.

He tells MTV.com, “I like hop-hop a lot. I’m really glad they’ve taken a liking to me. Having Luda (Ludacris) and having Lil Wayne give me shout me out on UStream, you know – it’s cool.

“I think it’s because I didn’t go through the Disney route. I didn’t go corny, but, like, at the same time I’ve been cool and collected.”

One former Disney star has Biebers love though – Justin Timberlake.

He adds, “Well, basically I look at people like Usher and Justin Timberlake and how they went from being a child star to blowing up and doing what they’re doing now. I look up and see what they do and see that’s what I want to do… and things that I want to do that’s different and things that I wanna do that’s working for them.”