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Justin Bieber opens up about turmoil experienced when he was arrest in 2014: Not proud of where I was

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It has been seven years since photos of Justin Bieber's arrest in Miami took the internet by storm. The international singer, who was 19 at the time, was arrested on the suspicion of DUI, resisting arrest and sitting behind the wheel sans a valid license. TMZ reported that the police said that Justin was drag racing on the streets and later surfaced that he was below the legal limit. While Justin has come far from that stage in life, the singer took to Instagram this weekend and reflected upon his act at the time. 

Sharing a photo from the day of his arrest, the singer confessed he isn't proud of where he was at the time. "I was hurting, unhappy, confused, angry, mislead, misunderstood and angry at god," he said. Justin went on to joke that he was also wearing 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. My encouragement to you is to ‘let your past be a reminder of how far god has brought you," Justin pondered. 

He also urged fans to not allow "shame" to ruin your present. "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," he concluded his emotional post. Check out the complete statement here: 

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At the time, Justin was involved in a number of controversies and cases. This included being sued by a photographer, peeing in a mop bucket and randomly screaming, "F*** Bill Clinton." While these events put the singer in the bad spotlight, Justin emerged from the shadows of his past and today is a happily married man who is making good music. That's one helluva journey he's had! 

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