Justin Bieber talks directly to God. The 17-year-old pop superstar is a Christian and believes there is a higher power guiding everyone’s lives, but he doesn’t go to church to affirm his faith and instead focuses on praying to God in private.
He told V magazine: “A lot of people who are religious, I think they get lost. They go to church just to go to church. I’m not trying to disrespect them … but for me, I focus more on praying and talking to Him. I don’t have to go to church.” Although he doesn’t go to a place of worship, the ‘Baby’ singer recently got a tattoo of Jesus Christ’s face on his left calf and showed it off during a trip to a Los Angeles beach.
In the interview, Justin – who is dating 19-year-old star Selena Gomez – also complained that as he has got more successful and famous he has become a target for people.
He added: “Now that I’m on top, everyone wants to bring me down … Everyone’s trying to tug at me and take my spot. Like Floyd Mayweather, he’s the best boxer in the world. Now he is a champion. Every time he goes to a fight now, people are like, ‘He’s going to lose this time.’ ”
Justin was stunned last year when a 20-year-old fan, Mariah Yeater, accused him of being the father of her baby Tristyn, a claim which he vehemently denied and is yet unproven.