Justin Bieber recalled a time when he felt “confused and angry” after being arrested seven years ago for drunk driving in Miami.
The 26-year-old singer posted photos from when he was arrested with a long message about how he recovered from the challenging time.
‘7 years ago I was arrested today, not my best hour. Not proud of where I was in my life. I was hurt, unhappy, confused, angry, misguided, misunderstood and angry with god, ”he wrote.
In 2014, Baby songwriter and singer Khalil were both arrested in the early morning hours on suspicion of street racing.
They were later charged with drunk driving and resisting arrest, among other things; a toxicology report was later released confirming that Bieber had both Xanax and THC in his system during the incident.
Justin admitted that his faith played an important role in his maturity since the incident and why he is still a steadfast believer in God.
“All this to say that God has brought me a long way,” he wrote. “From that moment until now I realize something … God was just as close to me then as he is now.”
Broadcasting Love: In the caption to his photo, Bieber wrote a long message to look back at the 2014 incident and proclaim his faith, which was reinforced after reflecting on what happened over the past seven years
Staying Cozy: Before the arrest photo was shared, the Sorry songwriter posted a selfie with a large beanie and black crew neck sweater
Reckless: In 2014, Bieber and singer Khalil were arrested in Miami for street racing, and it was later discovered that the baby’s songwriter was drunk during his arrest; he is seen in his mugshot from the night of the incident
He concluded his caption by writing an inspiring faith-based message to his 159 million followers.
Justin wrote, “I encourage you 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 intended for you. ‘
After news of the arrest was announced, a petition was started to have the singer expelled from the United States, eventually collecting more than 270,000 signatures.
In August of that year, the songwriter reached a settlement with prosecutors in which he pleaded guilty to opposing a prosecutor without violence in addition to driving without due care and attention.
Plea deal: The Love Yourself songwriter would plead guilty to violently resisting an officer in addition to driving without due care and attention; he is pictured at his 2014 hearing
Give Back: In addition to attending anger management courses and a cautionary driving program, Bieber was fined $ 500 and donated $ 50,000 to charity in Miami; He is released after his arrest in 2014
Bieber was fined $ 500 and mandated to attend both an anger management course and a program emphasizing the dangers of reckless driving; he also made a donation to charity in Miami.
Despite marking the day, Bieber seemed to be taking advantage of the time quarantine gave him to pick up new hobbies and reflect on his past.
He hopped on the back of a blue bicycle while wearing a thick green fur coat for what he called “Morning Cruise.”
Underneath his top, he wore bright pink sweatpants to make sure his legs stayed dry during the downpour.
Riding Out: He hopped on the back of a blue bicycle wearing a thick green fur coat for what he called: ‘Morning Cruise’
Business as usual: wife Hailey removed all her makeup for a selfie with a white face mask and under the eye patches while sipping a coffee
The singer covered his signature messy hair with a big beanie and wore a pair of gray high-top sneakers for the bike ride.
Woman Hailey removed all her makeup for a selfie with a white face mask and under the eye patches while sipping a cup of coffee.
‘Saturday at the latest (and Sunday … and Monday-Friday),’ the Poosh lever captioned her snap.
In another shot from their palatial Los Angeles home, Hailey cuddled by the fire to catch up with Zoom calls.
Living Well: In another shot from their palatial Los Angeles home, Hailey cuddled by the fire to catch up with Zoom calls