Updated: Thursday, January 29, 2021 | 2:48 PM PST
On instagram this week, Justin Bieber shared with his followers a flashback into 2014.
He did so by posting a picture of him getting arrested for a DUI, resisting arrest without violence, and an expired license. Justin Bieber captioned the photo saying,
“7 years ago today I was arrested, not my finest hour, Not proud of where I was at in my life. I was hurting, unhappy, confused, angry, mislead, misunderstood and angry at god.. I also wore too much leather for someone in Miami. All this to say God has brought me a long way.”From then til now I do realize something.. God was as close to me then as he is right now,” he continued. “My encouragement to you is to ‘let your past be a reminder of how far god has brought you. Don’t allow shame to ruin your 'today' let the forgiveness of Jesus take over and watch your life blossom into all that God has designed you to be. LOVE YOU GUYS WITH MY WHOLE HEART.”
According to NBC News, Justin Bieber responded to the cops when getting pulled over by saying, “I’m 19 years old. I'm just out having a good time. What were you doing when you were 19?”
The officer responded saying that he was not driving a lamborghini, and Justin Bieber replied “ "Yeah, well, I bet you didn't have millions of dollars in your bank account either."
He was released from jail after a judge set bail at 2500, and the popstar pleaded guilty to lesser charges. This agreement made Justin take a 12 hour anger management class, watch online videos about drunk driving accidents, and donate 50,000 dollars to children’s charity.
Many people like Scooter Braun and Tom Brady celebrated Justin Bieber’s growth in the comments section of his post. As a Belieber, I am truly happy to see Justin doing well again.