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In the midst of an otherwise boring pre-show, Justin Bieber swung in for a quick one-on-one interview with his girlfriend, Selena Gomez. Gomez asked him to describe his outfit. Bieber: “I have a snake. I have red pants. And I have cheetah shoes.” And what is the snake’s name, asked Gomez? Bieber: “My snake’s name is Johnson.” Ah, young love.

EW also caught up with the Biebs, and his very much real baby pet snake, on the red — sorry, the black — carpet. Here was our conversation in full:

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: What your snake’s name?


Johnson! You dirty boy!

I know. [laughs]

Dude, your Johnson is small.

[Laughs and shakes his head.]

What is he?

Justin: It’s a boa constrictor. It’ll get like four feet. It’s gonna get big.

Has he peed on you yet?

Justin: No. I hope not!!

(Additional reporting by Carrie Borzillo)