On Thursday morning, the “Beauty and a Beat” singer took a break from posting shirtless photos of himself on Instagram to go on a lengthy rant about the negative press he’s been getting lately. As you may recall, he’s been reamed for a slew of things, including complaining about “the worst birthday ever” because his underage friend reportedly wasn’t allowed into a club, being two hours late to his London concert, cancelling another in Portugal, and then having to be physically restrained by his security as he went for a photographer while spewing the f-word – and that was all just last week.
“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,” Bieber, who is currently in Madrid, Spain, began in the seemingly unproofed posting, which he subsequently deleted … and then re-posted, but with a modified ending (read more about that below). “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 … if Anyone believes i need rehab thats their own stupidity lol.”
Then he went on to toot his own horn. “I’m 19 with 5 number one albums,” Bieber continued, even though if you want to be technical about it, one was a remix album and another an acoustic rendition of his previous Believe album. “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.”
Bieber then went on to insist on what a great person he is, although that hasn’t exactly been exemplified by his recent behavior. “I’m a good person with a big heart. And 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 im doing pretty damn good.”
And then, Bieber saved the very best for last. Out of complete nowhere, he brought up a comparison between him and another celeb who also had troubled teenage years in the limelight. “And to those comparing me to Lindsey Lohan look at her 2012 tax statements ;)”
But he soon had a change of heart because he deleted the entire post, and then re-posted but with an amended ending that did not include the troubled actress. “All this isn’t easy, Bieber wrote in version 2.0. “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.”
Why did Bieber decide to remove any mention of Lohan? “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 tells omg! in a statement. “I immediately deleted it and rewrote it so it would show what I was really feeling and those words are up now.”
Or maybe it’s because she is litigious when it comes to smearing her good name? In 2011, Lohan sued Pitbull over his song, “Give Me Everything,” in which he says, “I got it locked up like Lindsay Lohan.” Last month though, a federal judge in New York dismissed her claims.
Bieber’s antics were the butt of a bit on “The Tonight Show” on Tuesday night when guest Olivia Wilde — who had previously tweeted about the singer walking around in the cold without a shirt — read aloud the mean tweets she received from “Beliebers” for what they misconstrued as her picking on him.
“‘Are you a lesbian or are you too old?'” the actress read from the first message. “It’s great because it’s a question I had never asked myself before,” she joked of the tweet. “And I was wondering if it’s that I’m too old to be a lesbian because I did just have a birthday, so I may have missed my window.”
Oh, and there was more. Another favorite of Wilde’s: “‘Bitch’ – that’s me! — “‘You’re not his mother’ … There’s about 17,000 others, but they have too many expletives to say on camera.”
So, in closing, Bieber wants us all to know that he’s not going to rehab, has had a ton of success that the world is “scared” of, he’s a good person … and he made more money than Lindsay Lohan last year.