Justin Bieber says he got emotional when watching the documentary about Amy Winehouse's life, because he started to relate to the late singer.
The 21-year-old pop star told NME that he feels the pressure of fame much like the "Rehab" singer did when she was alive. "I just want people to know I'm human. I'm struggling just to get through the days. I think a lot of people are," he explained. "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 was so affected by the film, Amy, that he got choked up. "I watched the Amy Winehouse documentary 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," he said. "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."
Bieber now keeps more of his life under wraps. When asked about marijuana use, Bieber told i-D magazine that he doesn't want to be identified with the drug. "You'll never see me smoking. Because that is not who I am," he said. "If it's something I do then it's something I do, but it's not who I am and what I want to put on blast for the world to see."
The "Sorry" singer added, "Like, who's Snoop Dogg? That's the dude who smokes a lot of weed. That's become his identity almost. And I don't want my identity to be anything but who I am and what my music is portraying me to be."
It's been a big week leading up to Bieber's release of his new album, Purpose, on Friday. On Wednesday's Ellen DeGeneres Show, he even squashed his beef with Seth Rogen. Check out the sweet moment: