Pastor had no hand in scrapping tour
Justin Bieber's pastor has denied he was responsible for the cancellation of Bieber's 'Purpose World Tour'.
The 23-year-old singer cancelled the remaining gigs in July this year because he reportedly wanted to "rededicate his life to Christ". But the Sorry hitmaker's mentor, Carl Lentz, insists he has nothing to do with Justin's decision to axe the remaining concerts, because the star makes "his own calls".
Speaking on 'The Breakfast Club' about the situation, the religious figure said: "People who speculate like that don't have any context of what it means to have a pastor or a friend, and Justin made his own calls."
And Carl says it is it "not [his] role" to tell people what to do, but to simply offer his support in any situation they are faced with.
He explained: "He made his own decisions. It's not my role to tell this boy, this man really, man of God, what to do. He's going to do what he's going to do and I'm going to sit there and say, 'I'm with you'. If he asks for advice, I would give it. But that's not my primary role."
And Carl says he never would have forced Justin to scrap the end of his tour, because he wouldn't want Justin's fans to be "mad" at him.
He added: "Why would I have a hand in him cancelling his tour? Why would I want 'Beliebers' mad at me?"
Justin took to social media in August to speak out about his decision, in which he admitted he wanted to have a "sustainable" career and needed the time out to focus on his priorities.