In a new interview, Justin Bieber not only admits to going through a rebellious stage, but he confesses he was a ‘jerk’ who became a little too self-aware of his ‘hype.’
Justin Bieber, 21, is ‘fessing up to some not-so-nice behavior over the years as he was growing up in the spotlight. He even called himself a jerk!
“I was rebelling against the world. I started to believe the hype and was acting a certain way. I was just being a jerk,” Justin told the Mirror in a one-on-one interview before the 2016 BRIT Awards. Even though it sounds like Justin is being a bit hard on himself about his past, it’s great that he acknowledges he got a little lost along his way.
Justin went one step further, explaining how he became his own worst enemy. “I got so involved in ‘me me me’. You’re young, people are telling you you’re great all the time and you start believing it. It became Justin Bieber, reality star, rather than the musician.”
“I just found myself in a place I didn’t want to be,” he confessed, which helps explain why he decided to turn his life back around and focus on what was important: the music.
Many Beliebers might remember that Justin used his 21st birthday as an excuse to repent (for lack of a better word) for his bad boy behavior. The “Sorry” singer allowed Comedy Central to host a massive roast for him with all of the top comedians — and Martha Stewart — where they were allowed to more or less trash him for things like allegedly driving while intoxicated in Miami, Florida, getting caught peeing in a bucket in a restaurant kitchen, and, of course, his tumultuous relationship with Selena Gomez.
Fingers crossed that Justin keeps on the right path!
Tell us, HollywoodLifers — Do YOU agree with what Justin is saying about himself? Do you think he’s done being a jerk, or do you think it’s just the beginning? Comment below with your thoughts.