Justin Bieber REALLY Wants You to Accept His Apology

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Remember when Justin Bieber apologized for his bad behavior? Well, he’s desperate for you to know its sincere — even if he’s gotten into a lot of other troubles since then.

“I hope people felt the sincerity in my apologies,” he says Hero Magazine’s Issue 13, which hits newsstands in the U.K. Apr. 27 and in the U.S. May 18. “There are a lot of things that have happened in the last couple years that I’m not very proud of, and I feel a responsibility to my fans and to the public who believe in me to make it right. I hope everyone believed it — because it was honest.”

“It’s definitely hard having so many people judge you from a distance,” he continues of his apology tour. “Sometimes you just want to explain yourself, but then that’s giving into gossip and it makes things worse. It’s a tough line to walk.”

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Bieber, who has been arrested with a DUI and sentenced to probation for egging his neighbor’s house in the past, also adds that his new music will reflect his growth as a person.

“The biggest difference is that I’m older. I was 17 when I recorded most of my last album and I’m 21 now. I’ve been through a lot in a public way, which gives me a much different perspective on things. I am working with producers like Kanye[West] and Rick Rubin who have influenced me and the music I listen to in a big way,” he says of his new material. “The creative process this time around is more personal. When I was younger I would take other people’s experiences, now I have my own to draw from and it makes all the difference because it’s a release. It’s amazing because I’m able to really work out anything I am feeling in my music. I’m nervous whenever I put out new work because it’s such a personal journey, but I try to remember music is meant to be enjoyed — so I try to roll with it.