It was made pretty clear in a recent interview: Justin Bieber is not in the market for a new girlfriend.
But that doesn't mean the artist is against discussing his old girlfriend.
In a radio interview on Thursday with Ryan Seacrest, Bieber opened up about his new album, which will be released some time this year and co-produced by Kanye West.
"There is a lot of stuff that I’ve been going through over the last few years,” he explained. “I just really want to bleed it on this record. I want people to know that I’m not playing around.
"I’m not doing a record that is cookie cutter or doing something that I think people want to hear… I’ve been pretty silent about what I’ve been going through and just growing up in this life is hard, so I want to translate that."
What does this have to do with Selena Gomez?
"A lot of my inspiration comes from her," Bieber said plainly.
A while back, of course, Gomez came out with “The Heart Wants What It Wants,” a ballad clearly focusing on the fallout from her connection with her fellow superstar.
She cried in the official music video for the track and said she had Bieber's support to release it.
“It was a long relationship and a relationship that created heartbreak and created happiness and a lot of different emotions that I wanted to write about, so there’s a lot of that on this album,” Bieber told Seacrest.
It's unclear when the new Justin Bieber album will be released (not until the fall, most likely), but it's simply nice to have the singer back in the news for music, isn't it?
As opposed to egging incidents, drunk driving, mop bucket peeing, cameraman assault...