The singer dished on his public image to the mag, which hits newsstands May 19, saying that he's "disappointed" in himself for his bad boy behavior.
"I was rebelling a little bit," Justin said. "I was getting cockier and cockier. I didn't have people to check me."
On Mother's Day, Bieber said that his mother was the person who kept him from lingering in his "stupid phase." Lately, he's been fixated on his trouble-maker past, which includes an arrest in 2013, the mop bucket fiasco, graffiting South America and skate boarding all over NYC. He's currently wanted for arrest in Argentina. Kids these dayz, right?
"I looked back and I was disappointed in myself," he said. "You have to own up to the mistakes. You have to say, 'I'm sorry if I've let you down.'"
"I always want to be honest and let people know that those mistakes aren't who I am," he told Seventeen. "Who I am is someone who really cares about people."