Justin Bieber just wants to be loved
We still belieb in you, JB
We all know that Justin Bieber has been having a hard time ever since he split up with Selena Gomez. He had a bit of a rebellious period, too, pulling stunts like getting arrested and peeing in buckets (still, nothing as bad as licking doughnuts).
In a recent interview with Complex magazine, the talented 21-year-old opened up about everything from his arrest for allegedly drunk-driving to his religious faith.
Five things he said stood out the most for us, renewing our own faith in the Biebster.
1. He doesn't regret his mistakes.
"It's been a cool journey, an awesome learning experience. I wouldn't take back anything," said Justin. "I wouldn't do anything over again. I would do it all the same way. I'm not going to say I'm sorry for the things that I've done because I think that it allows me to tell a story."
2. He wasn't drunk driving when he was arrested.
"The police, they just wanted press; they wanted attention. I never was speeding; I never was drag racing. Everything that comes out of Miami was 'Justin with his dad drag racing,'" he said. "I wasn't drinking. I blew the thing and I had 0.01."
3. He wants to be approachable.
"What I really want people to see in this next chapter is not Justin Bieber the artist. I want people to start seeing me and feel like they can connect with me," he said. "I've made myself so unrelatable the past year with all the stuff that I was doing. Not even bad stuff sometimes, just outrageous stuff."
4. He learned that "love is a choice" and not a feeling.
"People have made it seem in the movies that it's this fairy tale. That's not what love is. You're not gonna want to love your girl sometimes but you're gonna choose to love her. That's something in life that I had to figure out," he explained.
5. He is a strong believer in God.
"I feel invincible like, nothing is bigger than God. If God's for me, who can be against me? That's helped me in a lot of situations where I feel judged. It gives you confidence and you can carry yourself in a cool way, but it's not cocky," said JB. "It's a confidence that's a godly confidence. That's what I always want."
"I wanna be loved for being a good dude and for being confident in myself because I know who I am and what I carry and what I sacrifice," he added.
We're glad you're turning over a new leaf, Justin. Keep it up.