“Sorry” singer Justin Bieber is ready to reintroduce himself with a new cover shoot for GQ Magazine, and explaining what the hit song really means.
GQ writer Caity Weaver spent time with Bieber in New York City and at his Beverly Hills suite, where they candidly discussed a range of topics including his relationship with model Hailey Baldwin (“Someone I really love. We spend a lot of time together.”), his faith, and finally growing up.
The 21-year-old singer also cleared up any misconceptions about his hit single, “Sorry,” saying it’s not actually about his issues from the past.
“People ran with that,” he told. “—that I was like, apologizing with that song and stuff. It really had nothing to do with that . . . It was about a girl.”
According to the magazine, Bieber’s public-apology tour was less about forgiveness and more about acknowledging past mistakes.
“Everyone when they start growing up realizes, ‘Man, I did some dumb shit when I was younger,’” he says.
“It’s not just me . . . If I could go back I wouldn’t really change much. I think it’s all my journey. That stuff made me who I am.”
Read the full story in GQ Magazine on stands now.
See more from Bieber’s photoshoot, below…