Justin Bieber graces the cover of GQ’s May issue and talks about everything from his faith, childhood mistakes, ups and downs of marriage and his new album.
During the interview with GQ, the 27-year-old singer brings up what it is to feel empty inside, and what it is to feel full. Bieber has lived a well-documented life, maybe among the more well-documented lives in history as he grew up in front of the public as a viral Youtube star at the age of 15-year-old.
Justin Bieber spent the past several months piecing together a new album, Justice, which is dense with love songs and ’80s-style anthems, interspersed with interludes featuring the voice of Martin Luther King Jr.
On his younger self and how he felt like he’d never be saved:
“I don’t want to let my shame of my past dictate what I’m able to do now for people,” Bieber says. “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. I’m still available to help. And I’m still worthy of helping.’ ”
Justin talks about his battle with drugs:
“There was a sense of still yearning for more,” he says. “It was like I had all this success and it was still like: I’m still sad, and I’m still in pain. And I still have these unresolved issues. And I thought all the success was going to make everything good. And so for me, the drugs were a numbing agent to just continue to get through.”
First-year as a husband Justin Bieber spent “on eggshells”:
“We’re just creating these moments for us as a couple, as a family, that we’re building these memories. And it’s beautiful that we have that to look forward to. Before, I didn’t have that to look forward to in my life. My home life was unstable. Like, my home life was not existing. I didn’t have a significant other. I didn’t have someone to love. I didn’t have someone to pour into. But now I have that.”
On God and his faith:
“He is grace. Every time we mess up, He’s picking us back up every single time. That’s how I view it. And so it’s like, ‘I made a mistake. I won’t dwell in it. I don’t sit in shame. But it actually makes me want to do better. I am not a believer myself. Bieber doesn’t care about this. “My goal isn’t to try and persuade anybody to believe in what I believe or condemn anybody for not believing what I believe.”
Read the full story at GQ.com
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