Justin Bieber: 'I Lost Hope For A While, I Was In A Dark Place'

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Justin Bieber is one of the most famous celebrities in the world, but the 21-year-old superstar says life isn't exactly a walk in the park.

In a new interview with USA Today, Bieber opens up about why life in the spotlight is challenging.

“Unless you're stupid, I don't think you would think it's easy to be who I am. Just use your head, you'll understand that my life is not easy. Not having privacy. Growing up in front of the cameras since I was 13, 14. You need to have those mess-ups without anyone judging you, and that's not something I was able to do,” he explains.

Justin apologized for his “mess-ups” at his Comedy Central roast, which aired on Monday night.

“There’s been moments I’ve been proud of, then a lot of moments that I’m disappointed in myself for — things that I’ve done that really don’t define who I am. I’m a kindhearted person who loves people and through it all, I lost my best qualities. For that I’m sorry,” he said at the end of the comedy special.

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But JB, who has experienced his share of trouble and run-ins with the law over the past several years, understands actions speak louder than words and he promises we will see that.

“I think that people realize, they see it now, the transition. We can talk and do interviews and I can say I'm in a better place, but until they see the walk, and see the transition come to life, that's what's really going to matter.”

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The Biebs is set on rehabilitating his image and seems serious about implementing these life changes – and his positive choices are also affecting his upcoming album.

As for what Beliebers can expect to hear on the new album?

Justin reveals his new songs are “about growing, being in touch with yourself, “ adding, “It's life experiences and knowing that you can and get back up and keep going. Hope and faith, that's what's gotten me through this too, my faith. What I believe in. You're around some people sometimes and it might taint what you believe. I think that's what happened with me, I lowered my beliefs.”

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Despite the “All That Matters” singer's on-and-off relationship with Selena and the constant focus on his love life, The Biebs surprisingly says he’s not looking for love again anytime soon. Instead, he’s hoping to better himself before hopping into a new relationship, saying, “At this point in my life I'm so focused on myself that I'm not looking for a girlfriend.”

That’s not to say he doesn't know what he wants in a special someone though.

“I'm just trying to make sure I'm 100 percent so I can add to the person I want to be with. I want a girl I can trust, who I can lean on. This business is hard, and I want someone I can confide in,” he reveals.

What do you think about Justin’s comments? Can you turn his image around? Are you still a “belieber?” Let @Katie_Krause know on Twitter. And, to see what Miley said about her friendship with Justin, watch the video below: