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Guy Sebastian opens up on his religious past

When he first came to fame during his Australian Idol days, Guy Sebastian was extremely religious but the singer has admitted he found his faith "manipulative."

Guy Sebastian

Guy Sebastian is finally breaking his silence over his religious past, admitting he no longer has strong ties to the Adelaide-based Assemblies of God church.

“I was in something that was very manipulative and very controlling, but there are a lot of beautiful people who are in the faith," the 35-year-old explained to the Herald Sun.

“For me, I was in a scenario that didn’t necessarily embrace individuality. It became very much about a set of rules and you’re judged on that. If anybody broke away from it, or questioned it, then you had a ‘bad attitude,’ or were ‘drifting away,’ or ‘not worthy,’” the signer mused.

The father-of-two explores these struggles in his forthcoming soul-pop Part 1 EP on a track called Conscious.

“It’s OK to ask questions and go through your own journey. More so, it’s important to know people grow up differently than you, and they believe different things. It’s not about who’s right or wrong," the singer explained.

Losing faith: Guy has distanced himself from the Assemblies of God church.
Losing faith: Guy has distanced himself from the Assemblies of God church.

Guy also addressed the most recent season of The X Factor, admitting the low ratings may be a result of the judging panel which was made up of Guy, Mel B, Iggy Azalea and Adam Lambert.

“The ratings were a huge struggle, but I think there was a lot against us. [The season was brutally short. We said goodbye to four people in one episode. I mean, come on. And it wasn’t the right chemistry on the panel," Guy said.

As for Iggy, who courted controversy all season, Guy isn't a fan.

“She’s a bit of a weirdo. I don’t really get Iggy. You’ve got to be invested and she didn’t turn up.”

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