Justin Bieber recently sat down with Complex for a cover story, where he addressed being “unrelatable the past year,” his love for God, and all the music — besides the chart-topping Skrillex and Diplo collaboration “Where Are U Now” and his record-breaking single “What Do You Mean” — he wants to “share with the world.”
“I’ve done probably three or four albums that I haven’t released yet,” he said. “I’ve gotten all of these different modes, and try to dive into different ideas, and I finally came up with something that was pretty genius.”
Bieber, who has been busy rehabilitating his image after a year of highly publicized rebellions, went on to address why it’s important for his fans to be able to connect with him now. “I’ve made myself so unrelatable the past year with all the stuff that I was doing,” he said. “Not even bad stuff sometimes, just outrageous stuff. Like, you got a monkey, what are you doing?”
Part of coming back from that period of life is his faith, something he says “has gotten me where I am.” “I just wanna honestly live like Jesus,” he said. “Not be Jesus — I could never — I don’t want that to come across weird. He created a pretty awesome template of how to love people and how to be gracious and kind.”
He went on to share some thoughts about how going to church doesn’t automatically make you a Christian that ended in an amusing comparison: “Like I said, you don’t need to go to a church to be a Christian,” he said. “If you go to Taco Bell, that doesn’t make you a taco.”
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