Ahead of the release of his fourth album titled Purpose, Justin Bieber, bared open his life, making public his feelings for his ex-flame, Selena Gomez.
Additionally, he opened about his childhood stardom, his family, his religion and his relationships.
The 21-year-old singer who has been in the midst of multiple legal battles has been in the process of overhauling and fixing his personal life just ahead of the release of his new album, Purpose, due on November 14.
The ‘Boyfriend’ singer told billboard.com, “I want to veer away from the self-centered attitude. I’m just focused on the people who have been there since the start, on people who are taking the journey now. I want them to feel like we’re doing this together”.
He admitted his nervousness regarding his new album which features 19 tracks and includes guest-artists Skrillex and Arianne Grande. Bieber added that it is not easy to make meaningful numbers that are simply made for dancing. He said that in the past he has been compelled by labels to record songs that he actually did not like.
In this album, however, Bieber is expressing himself openly and hence he could not leave out important moments and people in his life including ex-girlfriend and his parents. The relationship of Bieber and Gomez has been off and on multiple times and currently they have been separated since 2014.
He reportedly told Billboard that he is very proud of Gomez and added that if one loves another with such intensity then that love never dies. He admitted that he has not yet listened to her already-released new album as he does not know that she says about him.
Regarding childhood stardom, Bieber warned people that it is not easy to be a child star. He said, “It’s the toughest thing in the world. I want people to be more kind to young celebrities”. Referring to Kylie Jenner, he added that she has been facing a camera since she was a kid and the camera followed her whenever she went. This affects the thinking process and taints the mind of the child. This is especially so for girls in the music and entertainment industry, he warned.
He also said that he is still struggling ‘within the walls of fame’. Although the fame seems great from outside, he feels like he is constantly being judged. He came alive and swinging; however, he almost let the fame completely destroy him.