Justin Bieber Tells Fans Not to Worship Him

Singer Justin Bieber performs on NBC's 'Today' show in New York November 18, 2015.
Singer Justin Bieber performs on NBC's 'Today' show in New York November 18, 2015. | REUTERS / Brendan McDermid

Justin Bieber is no god, and he wants his fans to know that it is important not to worship him as such.

"I would really suggest to people, 'Don't put your faith in me'. Because I'm gonna disappoint you every time," the 21-year-old pop star told the Mirror. "Yeah. It's scary. But I want them to know that I'm not going to be able to solve their problems… I'm not that higher power."

The singer was clear about being a flawed individual, and wanted to express the dangers of people worshipping him.

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"I just want to get to a place where… I just want people to know humans aren't meant to be worshipped.. So when a human is being worshipped, this is dangerous," he said. "It does nothing but give you pride."

While Bieber understands the love of his fans, he doesn't want to dwell too much on that adoration.

"I feel like the fans, they gotta understand­, you can love me you can be passionate about me, you can fantasize, you can do whatever you want," he said. "I know they love me, but I'm not accepting their love like that, that can be dangerous."

Bieber came into the public eye as a global phenomenon who was discovered on YouTube at 13 years old. In 2014, Bieber was blasted in headlines for allegedly smoking marijuana, vandalizing his neighbor's property, using racial slurs and drag racing.

He spoke to the Mirror about the source of his behavior.

"I was rebelling against the world. I started to believe the hype and was acting a certain way," he said. "I was just being a jerk. I got so involved in 'me me me'."

While the singer admits he has matured, he also still needs to work on some things.

"There's so much I need to work on. And I'm still getting days where I'm depressed and upset," he revealed. "But I know that I'm not where I used to be. So that really keeps me motivated­."

"I'm not where I wanna be. That's kind of a cool little slogan I've been living by."

"I just found myself in a place I didn't want to be."

These days, the singer admits he is leaning on God to become a better person.

"I feel like that's why I have a relationship with Him, because I need it. I suck by myself," he told GQ magazine. "Like, when I'm by myself and I feel like I have nothing to lean on? Terrible. Terrible person."

Although he admits to doing "stupid" things, the "Sorry" singer said his actions would be worse without God.

"If I was doing this on my own, I would constantly be doing things that are, I mean, I still am doing things that are stupid, but…It just gives me some sort of hope and something to grasp onto," Bieber said. "A feeling of security, and a feeling of being wanted, and a feeling of being desired, and I feel like we can only get so much of that from a human."

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