In the span of just 27 years, Justin Bieber has lived lifetimes.
He’s been the childhood star, the teen heartthrob, the rebel without a cause, and most recently, the devout husband.
Bieber opened up about it all: the importance of forgiveness, growing from his infamous past, and the difficulties he experienced in his first year of marriage.
The singer, who dropped the surprise gospel EP Freedom last week, admitted that, as a young adult growing up in the spotlight, he let his “ego” and “insecurities” shape how he saw himself, his career, and the world around him.
“I just lost control of my vision for my career, and then you wake up one day and your relationships are fucked up and you’re unhappy and you have all this success in the world, but you’re just like: ‘Well, what is this worth if I’m still feeling empty inside?’.
“I don’t want to let my shame of my past dictate what I’m able to do now for people,” he said. “A lot of people let their past weigh them down, and they never do what they want to do because they think that they’re not good enough”.
“But I’m just like: ‘I did a bunch of stupid shit, that’s okay, i’m still available to help, and I’m still worthy of helping.”