Justin Bieber has hit his breaking point. After hearing it about his choice in friends, his alleged temper and the quality of his music, the singer finally lashed out at his critics in the form of a lengthy Instagram post. The diatribe, posted this morning, flips off the haters, pats himself on the back and promises plenty more career successes for the nineteen-year-old pop star.
You can take a look at the mini-rant in its entirety below…
”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. My family is beyond proud, and nothing's been said by them, my grandparents wouldnt know how to reach to press even of they did want to so that was a lie and rehab cmon. if Anyone believes i need rehab thats 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, i'm 19 and it must be scary to some people 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 messege is to to believe. 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.. I'm writing this with a smile on my face and love in my heart. Letting u know first hand how I feel rather than have these story linger. I'm a good person with a big heart. And don't think I deserve all this negative press I've worked my ass 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. In gonna grow and get better from them. But all the love from you guys overcomes the negativity. I love u.
A slightly altered version of the above rant was initially posted that included a slap at Lindsay Lohan. Apparently, someone compared the two recently, and the Biebs was none too pleased and told fans to take a look at her tax records and get back to him. Intelligently, he decided to rework his statement and took that petty shot out.
As for what remains, from a purely public relations standpoint, it’s not exactly the world’s greatest decision. It comes off as a little too defensive and emotional, but for an open letter written by an angry nineteen-year-old, it actually works pretty well. It has moments of great optimism, outlines his vision and illustrates the delicate tightrope he’s walking between growing up and trying to please his fans. Decades of teen idols tell us he can’t possibly satisfy all of his fans and continue to change at the same time, but given his talent, the Biebs may be able to come close.
I highly doubt Bieber will look back on this letter and think, “I handled that perfectly” in ten years, but hopefully, it can serve as a conduit for him to get over the negativity and get back to being the happy singer millions have come to love.