Justin Bieber on new album and nude photos: 'I feel super violated'

By Sarah Kelsey

Justin Bieber has finally addressed the nude photos that surfaced recently while he was on vacation in Bora Bora. The shots showed the singer walking around completely naked near the hotel he was staying at with model Jayde Pierce.

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Opening up to Billy Bush on Access Hollywood, the 21-year-old Stratford, Ont. native spoke candidly about feeling disrespected by the paparazzi.

“My first thing was like ‘how can they do this?’ I feel super violated. I feel like I can’t step outside and feel like I can go outside naked. Like, you should feel comfortable in your own space… especially that far away.”

The “Strong” singer went on to discuss the issue on Westwood One’s radio show Zach Sang & The Gang, saying, “The worst part of what I do is probably just people following me all the time, always with the camera.”

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He also addressed the controversy that erupted online after his dad tweeted alluding to his nether regions. “I thought it was hilarious… It’s not like he’s saying that to an 11-year-old. I’m 21 years old.”

As part of his recent media tour, Justin has also begun chatting about his latest album, the first he's released in three years.

Titling the compilation Purpose is very significant for the Canadian star at this time in his life. “I felt like I lost my purpose [for making music],” he revealed. “And I feel like I finally got my purpose back… the word [“purpose”] is so important in life… My purpose is to inspire people and use my platform to help people.”

Justin Bieber revealed the cover art for his new album, Purpose.

His first single off the album, “ What Do You Mean?,” is already topping charts around the world. Of its success he told Access Hollywood that he's excited to see people are still interested in the work he's doing.

“I’ve been around for so long that people thought that maybe I had a number one already and I’ve had number ones, like number one on iTunes and stuff, but to have a Billboard number one is really special because it's like everything added up together.”

Sarah Kelsey is a gal in the know who regularly appears on television and writes for a variety of outlets. Check out her work at sarahkelsey.ca, on Twitter @sarahkelsey, Instagram @sakelsey and Pinterest @sakelsey.

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