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Justin Bieber Insists He Isn't Bragging About Riches on Instagram

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

Even though Justin Bieber is posting images of himself next to new cars and other costly material possessions, the singer insists he is not promoting materialism but merely appreciating his blessings.

"Honestly I'm not trying to show off!! I am so proud and grateful of the things that I have been blessed with and don't take it for granted," the Canadian crooner wrote on Instagram. "I feel so blessed that I STILL get excited and ask my friends to take a picture of me with it.. Never think I'm trying to throw it in your face !!"

At his Comedy Central Roast earlier this year, the 21-year-old revealed that he was thrown into his lifestyle at a young age, which has taken some time to adjust.

"There was really no preparing me for this life. I was thrown into this at 12-years-old and I didn't really know what I was getting myself into," Bieber said. "There's been moments I'm really proud of, and a lot of moments I look back and I'm pretty disappointed in myself for. But the things that I've done really don't define who I am."

The singer went on to apologize for his questionable past behavior.

"I'm a kindhearted person who loves people. And through it all I lost some of my best qualities," he said. "For that, I'm sorry. But what I can say is I'm looking forward to being someone that you guys can all look at and be proud of."

Bieber made sure to say he was thankful for God's grace.

"Someone you can smile at and see some of yourself in. Someone close to me once said 'It's how you rise from a fall that truly defines you as a man,'" the singer said during his Comedy Central roast. "I'm excited for that challenge and I want to say thank you so much for taking this journey with me and I'm excited for you to see what's next. Thank you, God, for your grace and for never giving up on me."

Earlier this year, Bieber appeared on the cover of Men's Health magazine where he spoke about wanting to turn his life around.

"This has really been a big year for me, as far as figuring stuff out," Bieber previously told the publication. "This is almost like a full 180 from how I was. Yesterday, a year from yesterday, I was in jail."

Bieber came into the public eye as a global phenomenon at a young age and spoke about why growing up in front of the world was no easy feat. Still, the pop star told the publication that it's important for him to maintain his "sense of purity."

"There's a part of me that I don't ever want to grow up," he previously said.  "I want to always remain ... to have that sense of purity inside of me where I don't ... I don't want to lose that sense of purity."

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