Speaking out for the first time since allegedly quitting girlfriend Selena Gomez to date Victoria's Secret model Barbara Palvin, cult leader Justin Bieber expressed a certain existential malaise in the wake of his first serious breakup.

"I don't know what to say," Bieber told John Garabedian, host of the Open House Party radio show. "I don't know what's going on in my life. To even assess that it doesn't make sense 'cause I have not made any comment."

When Garabedian told Bieber he could "become like Taylor Swift" and sing about his relationship woes, Bieber laughed it off.

But later that night during his Boston show, Bieber seemed to take Garabedian up on his offer by performing a winking cover of Justin Timberlake's infamous breakup song "Cry Me a River."

Existentialism? Bitterness? Victoria's Secret models? "Assess"?? Our little Bieber's all grown up.

[H/T: The Blemish, photo via Getty]