Justin Bieber Rants on Instagram
Here's the Biebs' latest rant. Paragraph breaks are ours (so your eyes don't get swimmy), but the spelling, punctuation and grammar are all his.
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 if they did want to so that was a lie and rehab c’mon.
If anyone 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 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 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 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 firsthand how I feel rather than have these stories 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 every day. I think I’m doing pretty damn good.
And to those comparing me to Lindsay Lohan look at her 2012 tax statements
He added a winky face at the end of that last line, but it was still a pretty douchey thing to say. Besides, as countless wealthy blowhards have shown, money is not a sign of class.
Justin (or someone on his team) must have realized the jab at LiLo was going too far, because he later deleted his entire missive and reposted an amended version without the reference to her (see the update to this story below). But since screenshots are forever, it may be gone -- but it's not forgotten.
UPDATE: Bieber has issued somewhat of an apology via TMZ, saying, "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. I immediately deleted it and rewrote it so it would show what I was really feeling and those words are up now."