Justin Bieber posted a statement on Instagram Thursday criticizing the media over claims he’s going to rehab and vows that he’s no longer going to keep them happy. He also took a shot at Lindsay Lohan because easy targets are easy.
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 wouldn’t 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 message 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, 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 you know first hand how I feel rather than have these story linger. I’m a good person with a big heart. And I don’t think I deserve all of this negative press I’ve worked my ass off to get where I am and my hard work doesn’t stop here. I’m growing up finding myself while having people watch me and criticise me everyday I think I’m doing pretty damn good. And to those comparing me to Lindsey Lohan look at her 2012 tax statements :)
The entire thing feels like one big self-affirmation. Like Stuart Smalley telling himself “I’m good enough. I’m smart enough. And doggone it, people like me.”
Bieber ended up reposting the message after deleting the Lindsay Lohan line. Probably because it made him look even more whiny. He also deleted the growing up finding myself part. He might as well delete the entire thing though. The only thing anyone got from this rant was “look how awesome I am! lolz!”