Justin Bieber reveals that hit song ‘Sorry’ was about ‘a girl’

Singer also says he's well aware that he did some "dumb shit" when he was younger

Justin Bieber has revealed what his Number One single ‘Sorry’ is really about.

While many may think the dance anthem was a public apology for his previous mistakes, the Canadian star claims it was actually about a member of the opposite sex.

Speaking to GQ, Bieber explained how the world assumed it was a personal apology for his bad boy behaviour in recent years, stating: “People ran with that—that I was like, apologising with that song and stuff.

“It really had nothing to do with that… It was about a girl.”

While the speculation over which ‘girl’ Bieber is referring to will no doubt ensue after his interview, the star went on to add that in fact, his new album ‘Purpose’ and its campaign was more about facing up to his past mistakes, not about earning forgiveness.

The singer said: “Everyone when they start growing up realises, ‘Man, I did some dumb shit when I was younger.

“It’s not just me… If I could go back I wouldn’t really change much. I think it’s all my journey. That stuff made me who I am.”

Bieber, who graces the cover of GQ’s March issue, dominated the charts when releasing ‘Purpose’ back in November, matching a record previously held by The Beatles and Elvis Presley on the Official UK Singles Chart.


Earlier this month, it was also announced that Bieber would be making his mark on The Grammys by taking to the stage to perform with Jack Ü (the dance duo consisting of Diplo and Skrillex).

The singer collaborated with the pair for ‘Where Are Ü Now’ last year, with the track nominated for Best Dance Recording at the ceremony on February 15.

Read more from Bieber’s full interview with GQ on Thursday, February 11.