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"I was rebelling a little bit. I was getting cockier and cockier. I didn’t have people to check me. I looked back and I was disappointed in myself," the 21-year-old said.
"You have to own up to the mistakes. You have to say, I’m sorry if I’ve let you down," he continued. "I always want to be honest and let people know that those mistakes aren’t who I am. Who I am is someone who really cares about people."
Bieber has certainly had his fair share of ups and downs in in the global spotlight since releasing his debut EP My World in 2009. Some of his less-than-triumphant moments included a DUI, egging a neighbor's home, peeing in a restaurant mop bucket, and being charged with assaulting a Toronto limo driver. All that seemed to shift, however, earlier this year. In March, he voluntarily became the punching bag for a Comedy Central roast, and he also told Ellen DeGeneres that he's cleaning up his image.
Bieber's attitude may have changed, but what he looks for in a girlfriend hasn't. The "Boyfriend" singer — who dated Selena Gomez on-and-off for nearly three years — also alluded to settling down one day.
"I need healthy relationships with people I can feel safe with. People I can say whatever to, and I’m not going to be judged," he told the mag. "In a girl, I want someone who’s confident in herself and honest. I have to find her very attractive and as someone I can see myself with for the rest of my life."
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