Years have passed since Canadian pop star Justin Bieber made headlines regarding anything related to his music. While the former boyfriend of Selena Gomez never truly left the spotlight, the reports featuring the What Do You Mean singer were mostly about his troublesome behavior and inappropriate antics all over the world. As Bieber mounted his return to the stage, though, fans and followers of the pop star are promised a brand new version of the Boyfriend artist as he embarks on a journey of self-discovery and reinvention.
Bieber recently disclosed that some of the singles in his newest album, titled Purpose, are about his widely talked about romance with former Disney star Gomez. Reports reveal that there are at least three tracks on the said album that pertain to his tumultuous relationship with the Good For You star, namely, Sorry, Mark My Words and What Do You Mean. However, Bieber denied that the track titled Stronger had anything to do with Jelena.
Meanwhile, Bieber shared that the recent release of the documentary on the life of UK star Amy Winehouse hit him right in the gut. According to the Canadian star, the ups and downs of Winehouse's life reflected some of his struggles especially with the manner by which the public both loved and despised him at the same time. Bieber further noted that the life of celebrities, who are constantly under the merciless glare of the spotlight, could be incredibly difficult. The challenges and trials he faced while growing up were made even tougher due to the incessant media attention focused on his every move.
"I just want people to know I'm human," shared Bieber, referring to his actions in the past, according to an interview with NME Magazine. The pop star went on to say, "I'm struggling just to get through the days. I think a lot of people are. You get lonely, you know, when you're on the road. People see the glam and the amazing stuff, but they don't know the other side. This life can rip you apart."
Bieber then went on to share how the documentary on Winehouse's life, Amy, affected him. He said, "I watched the Amy Winehouse documentary [Amy] on the plane, and I had tears in my eyes because I could see what the media was doing to her, how they were treating her." The Baby singer added, "People thought it was funny to poke her when she was at rock bottom, to keep pushing her down until she had no more of herself. And that's what they were trying to do to me."
Meanwhile, Bieber shared that he has a few idols in the music industry. One of the people he looks up to is none other than Kanye West. According to Bieber, he and the husband of reality star Kim Kardashian have the same vision and are mostly on the same page when it comes to their chosen professional paths. Apart from their similar take on music, Bieber added that Kanye West serves as his inspiration in such a challenging field.
"His advice is always just, 'Make music that's so good; people can't hate on it,'" shared Bieber, referring to the words of wisdom the rapper imparted to the young star.