Justin Bieber learns from very public string of mistakes
JUSTIN Bieber needed to learn from his own mistakes.
The 'Believe' hitmaker - who had a troubled 2014 which saw him arrested for reckless driving, criticised for his wild partying and embroiled in legal problems for egging a neighbour's house - needed to make a "conscious effort" to change because he wasn't "ready" to amend his behaviour and felt pushing boundaries was the best way to work out who he didn't want to be.
He explained: "You have to make the conscious effort, because for me, so many times it was good people coming in my life and tugging at me, but I wasn't ready.
"They're like, 'Justin, come on.' But I wasn't ready to take that leap and be like, 'OK, this is what I want to change, this is who I am, and this is not who I am.'
"It takes moments of clarity to be like, 'Oh, that's why I'm not like this. That's why I shouldn't do this.'
"I mean, maybe I'm a bad influence, but for me I was like, no, I'm going to do this until I feel like I shouldn't be doing this. Maybe I was wrong, but that's how I learn, and I feel like I'm much better for it."
These days, the 21-year-old singer is working hard to surround himself with positive influences.
Speaking on 'Elvis Duran and the Morning Show' in an interview broadcast tomorrow (28.08.15), he said: "I just want to be around people who I feel are supporting me, uplifting me, and making sure I'm the best version of myself because there are so many people in this industry who just want to keep seeing me fall.
"It has to be on you."