Justin Bieber's endlessly chronicled mishaps - from his birthday to his lateness to his scuffles with paparazzi - have caused more than one person to question whether the 19-year-old is at the start of a downward spiral.
But in a lengthy post on Instagram, Bieber's dismissing any notions that he'll be the next teen star to land in a rehabilitation facility.
"Everyone in my team has been telling me, 'keep the press happy,' but I'm tired of all the countless lies in the press right now. Saying I'm going to rehab and how my family is disappointed in me," Bieber wrote Thursday, ahead of a performance in Madrid.
"[I]f [a]nyone believes i need rehab that's their own stupidity lol I'm 19 with 5 number one albums, 19 and I've seen the whole world. 19 and I've accomplished more than I could've ever dreamed of."
Some people, he said, must find it "scary ... to think that this is just the beginning. I know my talent level and i know i got my head on straight. i know who i am and i know who i'm not ... My albums could be about anything but my messages have been to never say never and believe, not to believe in me but to believe in yourself ..[.] I honestly don't care if you don't believe in me because I believe in me, my friends believe, my family believe, my fans believe, and look where that's gotten me so far."
According to Biebs, he penned his Instagram'ed statement with "a smile" on his face and "love" in his heart.
"I'm a good person with a big heart. And don't think I deserve all this negative press," he concluded. "I've worked my a** off to get where I am and my hard work doesn't stop here... All this isn't easy. I get angry sometimes. I'm human. I'm gonna make mistakes. [I'm] gonna grow and get better from them."
Bieber originally tweeted a statement that included a diss to the actress whose name is so often brought up in these conversations, Lindsay Lohan. The first version, according to TMZ, said, "... to those comparing me to Lindsay Lohan look at her 2012 tax statements ;)"
But the singer told the site that he quickly deleted that initial commentary, and then published a revision.
"My post was only up for a few minutes but I realized right away that what I said at the end was wrong and distracted from what I was trying to say," he said. "I immediately deleted it and rewrote it so it would show what I was really feeling and those words are up now."
SHUT THE SWITCH OFF....
Countless lie #1: Justin Bieber is a really a girl
Countless truth #1: Justin Bieber is g@y and likes to play the skin flute
Dude, calm down- he is human! Dont call him names cuz you dont like his music, or cuz your jealous he dated Gomez and u didn't! I dont personally like his music either, but i am tired of people talking bad about him, he IS STILL HUMAN!
deal with it....
The trainwreck is scheduled for February, 2014.
In Australia, we'd call someone like Beebs a boofhead. And in this case, we'd be right.
Beibs is just an annoying wigger now, his time is nearly up.
You like to brag, but you are not all that good! Sorry you started in a web-site, and made your money on the backs of little girls! Loser!
how selena makes justin look like a fool...doesn't seem too bother him....it should
YOU JUST BOUGHT THIS LAST 1/2 PERFORMANCE DIDN'T YOU?
have a good night everyone and don't be offended...this is just blogging..kay?
THIS ENTIRE MESS SHE HAS CAUSES EVERYONE ONLY TELLS MADONNA 1 THING....
SHE'S NOT GOOD AT IT
YOU HAVE NEVER HAD A 2 WORD CONVERSATION WITH MADONNA, WE HAVE NEVER BEEN INTRODUCED AND BARELY KNOW WHAT YOU LOOK LIKE...SO WHAT PUTS YOU IN A POSITON TOO JUDGE MADONNA...
WHAT'S THE MATTER CAN YOU NOT RESPOND TOO ME GAGA
but it never ends–
this is not as the world turns...this is blog.
once there...uh oh.
Is it just me, or does the picture at the top of the article look like he's wearing lipstick?
and he does. he also has two earrings, one in each ear. probably wears panties and a Warner bra.
when you have a choice. relax. he's not that good.
gotta get to that concert soon.....
of people at his concerts: toddlers, tweeners and gays. which one are you?
i did have a gay boss for 7 years who got married and i went too the wedding...so gay does not phase me,
kids ... we got lots of kids here, i'm the fun cousin who defends them when their mothers are screaming at them
the kids run too me for help!...i walk into the cuz home kids are hysterical crying and run too me and of course i defend the kids and call their mothers crazy and too leave them alone...lolololol
smeared version and final version...
Tick... tick... tick...
Y alla U haters gotta hate? Its bad 4 U. Y not share the love and enjoy the vibe?
we know who's in charge....Marina is ON
schtick voted officially: ignored...
rosie and other comments - don't care
Everybody has made their buck of off you. You got paid to be a d0uchebag. Enjoy the cash.
of off -> off of
My coworker just dropped them Cosby's off at the public pool. Then, she sprayed that horrible orange air freshener. I'd rather smell the sewage than that.
My head hurts. I'm leaving.
Now that's what I'd call
a bucket of cheese. Don't get me started about that.
At least it's not Tuesday. Think.
Air....you've been told this 1 million times and nobody cares at this point and i mean noone.....
she feels the same way..
the kind of guy who looks deeply into the eyes of another guy and says "hey baby, whatcho doin' later on tonight? wanna come up ta my room for some bump 'n grind?"
nobody cares...i know that for sure.
Pompous, gutless, sackless good-for-nothing sumanabeech!
i was talking about the driver...and gutless had nothing too do with him...
what pathetic person it was the actor.
The only person who cares is you kid...truly
Main problem is that as with most celebrities, he surrounds himself with a bunch of kiss *ss people who tell him whatever he wants to hear. He won't be on the charts much longer.....
Have to start a "when he cracks" betting pool.....I take Sept 8th 2013........anyone else?
the little dude is slipping....late for his concerts, partying all night and passing out....looks like his days are numbered. I hope he saved some money. His mother wanting to do DWTS....that may have pushed him over the edge.....
Snorting coke off a h00ker aint all that... I recommend angel dust
Who is he trying to convince...himself?
He probably is trying to convince himself that his fame will last and he's not destined to be a burn out that gets arrested in a seedy motel room after snorting coke off a h ooker.
When he does finally crash & burn, I'll bet it will be quite the headline. We all know it is coming. I just feel bad for his fans. All of his young legion of followers will be in therapy for years.
Yep they may all be in need of some major therapy then. Perhaps radical exposure to butt truffles will be beneficial to them.
What's her name? Justine Beaver?
He sure thinks alot of himself. I heard lesbeans are like that.
three brown eyes. Two up high, one down low. That's why men like him.
I love this photo of Miley. She just keeps looking more and more feminine.
Is that Miley Cyrus in the picture?
I think he is a little creep. A little gay creep.
so many gay comments..
between Bieber and Lindsay Lohan is their 2012 tax returns. Other than that, both are trainwreck, female substance abusers of dubious talent headed for a stint in rehab.
Wow, these comments. How about you all grow up and realize that you're bashing a 19 yr old kid? Don't you have anything better to do? Go volunteer at a Big Brother Big Sister center or something...
19 is old enough to admit he is really Miley Cyrus. And gay.
Having 5 number 1 albums has absolutely nothing to do with his needing or not needing rehab. He's just trying to use his successes as a justification for his behavior. And it's a very obvious and reaching attempt at that.
Yep, that's all he is doing. Braggin about how many albums you sell to 14 yrs old is not proof you are good or bad, it's just an excuse for something. It's like saying yeah I killed someone but I said I'm sorry too! Idiot kid, please die in a fire soon.
I wonder what age demographic buys his music? Having 5 #1 hits isn't that big of a deal if the only ones who are buying them are tweens. He may think he is fine now, but you can see the writing on the wall. He has too much money for a kid his age, and can party whenever or wherever he wants. He's headed for that big crash and burn. I still think he should hook up with Taylor Swift. Maybe Miley would want to join in, too. He's young for TS, he's wild for Miley. Sounds like a win, win.
selling albums to tween girls who have no taste in music and fall for the marketing hype is not a real measure of success. look for the beebz to crash and burn before he hits 21.
I'm not a particular fan of Justin Bieber's, however, I can't help feeling bad for him! He was too young to properly deal with his success + the ensuing Circus it created. It's all catching up with him now, which is to be expected! – @Marita.
What does having 5 number one albums and seeing the world at 19 have to do with NOT needing Rehab? This kid is awfully full of himself. Sad really...
Justin Bieber's behavior is motivated by the fact that he's drawing to the end of his 5 years of fame, and people around him are probably not being as accomodating and fawning as they have been in the past. A celebrity is lucky to stay in the spotlight for so long, and even luckier if they remain in the public eye after the initial period of stardom ends. The mature thing to do is politely fade into the shadows and focus on the work.
His behavior does reveal his insecurity. Probably brought on by a sense that his fame may be fading.
Bieber needs to grow up. He is an immature baby.
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