Justin Bieber: Look at Me! I've Come So Far!

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Justin Bieber may still be nailing models and screaming at fans, but the artist has not been arrested for drunk driving in, like, three years.

As a result, Bieber jumped on Instagram this week in order to congratulate himself for being a changed young man.

In his very proud post, the 24-year-old reflected on his troubled past and said he’s looking forward to a bright and prosperous future.

Justin Bieber Runs Hand Through Hair

Sharing his mug shot from that 2014 arrest, Bieber wrote the following as a caption on Monday:


Bieber did not face any jail time for allegedly street racing in Miami in January of 2014, while also reportedly having had too much to drink prior to getting behind the wheel.

He was taken into custody by police around 4 a.m. and proceeded to fail a field sobriety test at the time; hence the charges of DUI, driving with an expired license and resisting arrest.

Tests later proved that his blood alcohol level was below the legal limit, although he did test positive for Xanax and for marijuana.

Justin Bieber, Then and Now

Justin Bieber has received 2.3 million Likes and counting for these contrasting (and cute!) photos.

In August of that same year, the handsome Grammy winner avoided prison when he reached a plea deal with prosecutors.

He entered a plea of guilty to reduced charges of misdemeanor careless driving and resisting arrest.

Florida judge Bill Altfield told Bieber to undergo a 12-hour anger management course... complete a program in which he'd meet regular folks affected by drunk driving... and make a $50,000 charitable donation, along with the payment of a few fines.

"Here is someone who is young, 20 years of age, his whole life is ahead of him and he just hopefully will get the message," said the judge at the time of the hearing, adding:

"He will grow up, he will use all of his talents positively."

In 2015, Bieber released his fourth studio album, "Purpose," which went very platinum.

But has he really come as far as he'd like to think?

Justin Bieber is Soulful

We're glad Justin hasn't endangered any lives via drunk driving again, of course.

But he's blasted his own fans on numerous occasions, exhibiting a cocky attitude and even a penchant for a bit of violence.

Bieber has often been accused of threatening anyone who dares to take his picture and even, on occasion, of physically confronting those who disobey his orders.

Seriously, what other singer out there would say the following to his supporters?!?

Bieber made many negative headlines last fall for berating fans at concerts who dared to yell a lot when he wanted to hold a conversation with them in public.

After doing so one too many times and getting beat up in the press about it, Justin wrote a lengthy message on social media.

"I simply feel like, if I didn't use this platform to say how I truly feel, and if I didn't use this platform to be the man that I know I am, and speak from what's in my heart, then I'm doing myself injustice, and I'm not doing anybody in this audience any justice," Bieber wrote at the time.

There's going to be times where I say the wrong thing, because I'm human.

But I don't pretend to be perfect and I hope to God that, you know, I don't say the right thing all the time because if that was the case then I'd be a robot, and I'm just, I'm not a robot.

There's times when I get upset ... times when I get angry, there's times when I'm going to be myself on this stage.

When people try to twist things and say, 'Justin's angry at his fans. He doesn't want his fans to scream' that's not at all what I was doing.

All I was simply doing was wanting people to listen; to kind of hear me out a little bit. Certain people ... certain cities aren't going to want to hear me out, and you know, sometimes it's my job to just say, 'hey, I'm not going to try to force anything.'

I just appreciate you guys tonight, listening to me and understand, and rocking with me. You guys are truly amazing.

Do YOU think Justin Bieber has really come very far since 2014?

Or is he the same douchebag as ever, just with fewer arrests to his name?

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