All the Beliebers, please contain yourselves.
There has been a lot for you to mull over about the Biebs in the past few months and the past few days, in particular.
Bieber took to Facebook to post an apology for his bad behavior on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and try to air out some things that have been weighing on his mind about his bad boy behavior during the past year and a half.
He has been getting into all kinds of trouble, being what most of us would consider a spoiled brat: racing expensive cars, peeing in public, the whole abandoning pets everywhere thing….
But he addresses his fans and the public in this candid and touching video.
In it, he first apologizes for his actions on Ellen, saying, “I didn’t want to come off arrogant or conceited, or basically how I’ve been acting the past year, year and a half.”
Then he lays it all out there: “I’m not who I was pretending to be.”
He admits he has a lot of the same insecurities as the rest of us, wanting people to like him and acting the way he thinks people want him to act. Basically, trying to be “cool.”
He says, “[O]ften we pretend to be something we’re not as a cover-up of what we’re truly feeling inside.” He continues, “And there was a lot of feelings going on in there. Just being young and growing up in this business is hard. Just growing up in general is hard.”
Honestly, I don’t know how well most people would act or handle wildly successful careers, unlimited amounts of money and basically no rules at a young age. Think about the way most of us acted in college when we got our first taste of freedom, and we didn’t have access to Lamborghinis — otherwise we might have ended up in the same boat as the Biebs.
Basically, I think we should cut him some slack. He might be realizing he’s been kind of acting like an ass. Maybe this is the first step to him growing up a little bit.
Watch his apology here:
Further proof that we think he might actually be turning over a new leaf? His latest Instagram posts.
Justin whets his followers’ appetites with two clips on his Instagram page of a slow, guitar-plucking ballad. He sings, “How do our lives become lighter? How do our eyes become brighter? Gotta believe in something higher.”
Sounds like he might be doing some faith-based soul-searching, right?
Well, it was the second clip that really is the kicker. He says, “When it’s raining, it’s pouring. How do I always end up the enemy? How do I wake up in the morning without you right next to me? How did we throw it all away?”
Then it cuts off!
Sure sounds like a regretful ballad about a lost love, now doesn’t it?!
This comes on the heels of Gomez releasing her hit, “The Heart Wants What It Wants,” which is reportedly about her difficult time getting over the Biebs.
But the two have been out and about over the past few months and sporting various beaus and babes on their arms. Gomez has been rumored to be dating Zedd, and Bieber has been running around the country with Hailey Baldwin and Kylie and Kendall Jenner.
Hopefully, he will release a complete version sooner rather than later so we can pick apart every line and see what he means. And, hopefully, he is on the path to no more juvenile drama.