Justin Bieber Elvis Duran Video: Watch Full Interview Here!
Justin Bieber’s interview with Elvis Duran aired in full on Friday. Check out the video below.
As Gossip Cop previously reported, Bieber sat down with popular radio personality on Monday to discuss his growth over the last year and his new single, “What Do You Mean?” The interview, however, was held until Friday for its release to coincide with the highly-anticipated song’s premiere. The chat was ultimately broadcast on the “Elvis Duran and the Morning Show” on Z100 and other stations, with video posted online.
About his past, Bieber said, “I mean, maybe I’m a bad influence, but for me I was like, ‘No, I’m going to do this until I feel like I shouldn’t be doing this.’ Maybe I was wrong, but that’s how I learn, and I feel like I’m much better for it.” He goes on to crack, “Would I do anything different? I would probably stay away from Miami.” That’s, of course, where he was arrested last year.
But Bieber said he’s been working hard to change his image, and it had to come from himself. “It has to be on you. You have to make the conscious effort, because for me, so many times it was good people coming in my life and tugging at me, but I wasn’t ready.” He added, “They’re like, ‘Justin, come on.’ But I wasn’t ready to take that leap and be like, ‘Okay, this is what I want to change, this is who I am, and this is not who I am.’ It takes moments of clarity to be like, ‘Oh, that’s why I’m not like this. That’s why I shouldn’t do this.’”
He told Duran he still face challenges. “I just want to be around people who I feel are supporting me, uplifting me, and making sure I’m the best version of myself, because there are so many people in this industry who just want to keep seeing me fall,” said Bieber, noting he still has trust issues. “I’ve trusted people who I probably shouldn’t have trusted before and they’ve hurt my heart. I’m a pretty sensitive guy, so I’ll lay it all on the line, and they’ll kind of pull it. So now I’m figuring out there’s certain people I can’t do that with.” He further expressed, “Don’t let someone who ruined your trust ruin that next person’s chance to gain that trust. I think I let that affect me and change the way I looked at people for a while.”
On the flip side, Bieber said, “There’s so many beautiful and amazing people who will encourage you, who will love you, who will not judge you. But I didn’t see that because I completely put myself over here. I still have moments where I’m like, ‘Yeah, people suck.’ And then I’ll have those moments of like, ‘No, people are awesome, and this is why I do what I do in the first place.’”
Watch Bieber’s interview with Duran below. TELL US: What do you think of the singer’s comments?