After a rough few years in the spotlight, Justin Bieber is ready for a fresh start. He went on an unofficial apology tour earlier this year, which included multiple appearances on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and his very own Comedy Central Roast in March.
Justin hopes that through time, people will take him seriously in the music industry. He continues his comeback campaign in Hero Magazine (Issue 13), on newsstands in the U.S. May 18th and the U.K. April 27th.
Speaking to HERO magazine, here’s what he had to say:
On Comedy Central Roast: “I was nervous to watch it, but it was really funny.”
On his apology to fans: “I hope people felt the sincerity in my apologies. There are a lot of things that have happened in the last couple years that I’m not proud of and I feel a responsibility to my fans and to the public who believe in me to make it right … it was honest.”
On his next studio album: “The biggest difference is that I’m older. I was 17 when I recorded most of my last album, and I’m 21 now. I’ve been through a lot in a public way, which gives me a much different perspective on things. The creative process this time around is more personal … It’s amazing because I’m able to really work out anything I am feeling in my music.”
More of Justin Bieber: Hero Magazine photoshoot by HEDI SLIMANE.