Justin Bieber: “I Was Disappointed In Myself” Over Past Bad Behavior
Justin Bieber, who said he was sorry for his bad behavior on the “Ellen DeGeneres Show” and again during his Comedy Central roast, is now taking his apology tour to the pages of the June/July Seventeen, telling its teen readership that he’s made “mistakes,” is “sorry” for letting his fans down, and that he’s “disappointed” in himself. Bieber, who graces two different Seventeen covers (see below), says he’s ready to leave his past problems behind and focus on his music.
On his bad behavior, Bieber notes, “I was rebelling a little bit. I was getting cockier and cockier. I didn’t have people to check me. I looked back and I was disappointed in myself.” But the singer feels it’s time to turn it all around. He says, “You have to own up to the mistakes. You have to say, ‘I’m sorry if I’ve let you down.’ I always want to be honest and let people know that those mistakes aren’t who I am. Who I am is someone who really cares about people.”
And while Bieber is reaching out to fans during his latest apology, he says he’s getting better at dealing with haters on social media. “For a while, I was busy looking at my Instagram likes, and if a post didn’t get a certain amount, I was like, ‘Aw, they didn’t like the photo.’ But there’s always a choice: You can let Instagram or stuff on the Internet affect your day, or you can choose to not be bothered by it.”
The pop star reveals he’s also going to make conscious choices about the people with whom he gets involved. He says, “I need healthy relationships with people I can feel safe with. People I can say whatever to, and I’m not going to be judged.” As for a future girlfriend, Bieber explains, “In a girl, I want someone who’s confident in herself and honest. I have to find her very attractive and as someone I can see myself with for the rest of my life.”
Tell us what you think about Bieber’s comments. Do you think he’s ready to change?