Now, in an interview with Complex magazine, the 21-year-old pop star is crediting his faith with the recent change in his attitude.
“At this point, my faith has gotten me to where I am,” Bieber said. “My faith has brought me to a whole other level. I love talking about my faith.” (RELATED: Justin Bieber Used A Wheelchair At Disneyland So He Could Cut Lines)
“I think that with Christians, they’ve left such a bad taste in people’s mouths. Just like, overly pushy with the subject, overly churchy and religious.”
“I, personally, love Jesus and that was my salvation. I want to share what I’m going through and what I’m feeling and I think it shouldn’t be ostracized. I think that people, as soon as they start hearing me saying I’m a Christian, they’re like, ‘Whoa Justin, back up, take a step back.'” (RELATED: Lena Dunham Bashes Bieber Because She Thinks His Latest Song Is About Consent)
“It gives you confidence and you can carry yourself in a cool way, but it’s not cocky. It’s a confidence that’s a godly confidence. That’s what I always want.”
“I wanna be loved for being a good dude and for being confident in myself because I know who I am and what I carry and what I sacrifice.” (VIDEO: Justin Bieber Pitches A Huge Fit On Live TV)