Why is Justin Bieber not hated anymore

Justin Bieber is heating up GQ's March cover so much that the middle of winter doesn't seem so bad anymore. Take a look at this:

Not only does the 21-year-old look really, really ridiculously good, but he opens up in the cover story about his relationship with Hailey Baldwin, some of the mistakes he's made along his journey, the real inspiration behind his hit single "Sorry."

When the song first came out, there were reports that it was a personal apology for some of Bieber's earlier mistakes—but Bieber reveals that's actually not the case. "People ran with that," he says. "That I was like, apologizing with that song and stuff. It really had nothing to do with that. ... It was about a girl." (We have a pretty good guess of who that girl might be.)

But that doesn't mean Bieber isn't aware of his past transgressions: "Everyone when they start growing up realizes, 'Man, I did some dumb shit when I was younger. It's not just me. ... If I could go back I wouldn't really change much. I think it's all my journey. That stuff made me who I am."

Bonus: Take a peek at some of his steamy shots:

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