Justin Bieber Talks Growing Up: I'm the Type of Person Who Has to Learn the Hard Way!

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At 10 pm on Monday night, the highly-anticipated Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber will finally hit the air, and millions of fans and haters alike will tune in to enjoy the sight of the famously egotistical pop star being taken down a peg by a roster of comics.

The hour-long diss fest was filmed earlier this month, and from what we've heard, the jokes were particularly brutal even by Roast standards.

But believe it or not, sources from the set say no one enjoyed the evening as much as the Biebs himself.

Justin Bieber Roast Promo

For a while now, there's been talk of Justin attempting to clean up his act, and his people say the Roast is just the first part of a campaign to rehab his ailing reputation.

It all started when Bieber apologized to fans in a self-shot video he uploaded in January.  Since then, 2015 has been the year of the Bieber apology tour, with the singer all but begging his loyal public for forgiveness in a series of candid, soul-baring interviews.

We learned earlier today that a Bieber intervention may have saved his career, as his family, friends and handlers were able to convince him that he was on the verge of losing it all.

As part of his promotional tour for tonight's Roast, Justin showcased his newer, more mature persona in an interview with People magazine, and some of his comments may surprise you:

Justin Bieber: Egged!

On His Entourage: "I left a lot of people behind who weren't on the same journey I was on, and I've got a lot of new people in my life who are pouring into me, and not taking away from me."

On the Biggest Change in Him: "Well, my eyes. You know how you can tell a person by their eyes, their intentions and where they're at? Well, my eyes changed, they got softer and brighter. They're open. I have more of a grasp of who I am at this point."

On His Love Life: "At this point in my life I'm so focused on myself that I'm not looking for a girlfriend. I'm just trying to make sure I'm 100 percent so I can add to the person I want to be with. I want a girl I can trust, who I can lean on. This business is hard, and I want someone I can confide in."

On Growing Up: "I had to see the downs to appreciate the ups, and know what I want. I'm the type of person who has to learn the hard way. Sometimes I just have to see what it feels like. But I got to the point where I wasn't happy, I wasn't who I wanted to be."

Okay, so he might be a little too fond of the new age psycho-babble these days, but we'll take this Justin over the egg-throwing miscreant of years past any day.

Frankly, we can't wait to see this more thoughtful, level-headed get torn apart by some A-list insult artists.

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