and his new-found spiritual journey have made serious headlines over the past few months. It all began when the singer cancelled the last 14 legs of his worldwide "Purpose" tour
, leaving dozens unemployed and thousands of fans disappointed.
At the time it was rumoured that he had cancelled the tour because it was taking a toll on his health, and that following spiritual advice, he decided to pull out.
His involvement with religion has not stopped there, however. American rapper Post Malone
has revealed that Bieber donated up to $10 million to what he describes as a "culty" church.
An excerpt from a Rolling Stone interview reads: "When I ask Malone about Bieber, he calls him "a f*cking awesome, great dude" and "a genuine friend." He adds, "He's gotten super-religious recently. Real culty."
He's referring to Hillsong, a megachurch that Bieber belongs to. "It's not culty!" Ashlen interjects. "It's a total cult," Malone continues. "He's already given them, like, $10 million. Those are the worst kinds of people. I used to be super-religious. I believed in God. But now I see through it. It's nice to support something you believe in, I guess, but people are spending so much money, and God doesn't care that your church has a f*cking gold roof."
I ask if he's shared these thoughts with Bieber. "We don't talk about this stuff," he says. (A source close to Bieber denies that he's given $10 million.)"
It sounds a little believable, but is Hillsong, despite its big following, honestly a cult? We guess it depends on your point of view!