In an effort to at last put to rest all of the hubbub about his #worstweekever, Justin Bieber bared his soul on Instagram today. He then deleted that post, and subsequently shared a slightly edited version of said soul-baring which, this time, didn't make fun of Lindsay Lohan for being a broke rich person in comparison to his status as an über-rich rich person.
Mountain Goats main man John Darnielle wrote a song earlier this week imploring the paparazzi to give the Biebz a little breathing room — actually, he said, "Don't be an asshole" — and he was right, but that doesn't mean anyone actually took heed. The kid's tardiness, love for gas masks, onstage collapse and F-bomb outburst inspired faux concern and nasty speculation.
In fact, it seems one tabloid claimed Justin's grandparents were worried about him and that he is, or should be, headed to rehab. This latest development seems to be what inspired the pop icon's Instagram outrage. "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."
His response to the rehab claim amounted to "successful people don't need rehab," which everybody knows is totally true. "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."
Also, he's 19. Did he mention that he's 19? While the bulk of the message seemed level-headed enough, the text originally ended with a petty dis that undermined the rest: "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 ;)"
Smartly, Bieber modified that part (but nothing else) for the repost:
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. Thanks