Justin Bieber Opens Up About Going From ‘The Most Loved’ To ‘Most Hated Person In The World’ As A Teen

"I was 18 with no skills in the real world, with millions of dollars and access to whatever I wanted. This is a very scary concept for anyone.”

 

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Justin Bieber has opened up about struggling with fame, having gained popularity as a young teen.

The singer was just 13 when he was discovered by music manager Scooter Braun on Youtube. He explained how this affected him at the time and over the years.

“It’s hard to get out of bed in the morning…when it feels like there’s trouble after trouble after trouble,” he wrote on Instagram.

“You start foreseeing the day through lenses of ‘dread’ and anticipate another bad day. A cycle of feeling disappointment after disappointment. Sometimes it can even get to the point where you don’t even want to live anymore. Where you feel like it’s never going to change.” he said on Instagram in a lengthy post.

He continued by talking about child stars and how they can often struggle having become famous at a young age.

“Have u noticed the statistics of child stars and the outcome of their life? There is an insane pressure and responsibility put on a child whose brain, emotions, frontal lobes (decision making) aren’t developed yet,” he wrote. “No rationality, defiant, rebellious, things all of us have to go through. But when you add the pressure of stardom, it does something to you that is quite unexplainable.”

The 25-year-old went on to discuss what it was like to go from being unknown to being one of the most talked-about teens in the world in such a short space of time.

 

Justin with his mom Pattie Mallette

He pointed out that when success comes so quickly and in such an intense way, it’s hard to be self-aware.

“You see, I didn’t grow up in a stable home, my parents were 18 separated with no money still young and rebellious as well. As my talent progressed I became ultra-successful it happened within a strand of two years. My whole world was flipped on its head. I went from a 13-year-old boy from a small town to being praised left and right by the world with millions saying how much they loved me and how great I was. I don’t know about you but humility comes with age. You hear these things enough as a young boy you actually start believing it…”

“Everyone did everything for me, so I never even learned the fundamentals of responsibility,” he wrote. “By this point, I was 18 with no skills in the real world, with millions of dollars and access to whatever I wanted. This is a very scary concept for anyone.”

With a huge rise to fame came many critics of Bieber who would criticise his attitude and his talent. The singer explained what it was like to feel this shift in popularity.

“I went from one of the most loved and adored people in the world to the most ridiculed, judged and hated person in the world!

 

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He explained that these ‘massive ups and downs are very hard to manage’ which is why he turned to drugs, admitted to very heavy drugs from the age of 19. He also talked about being disrespectful and angry to those around him and how it took years for him to turn this around.

The post then turned into a tribute of sorts to both God and his wife Hailey Baldwin.

“You learn patience, trust, commitment, kindness, humility and all of the things it looks like to be a good man.”

It’s been a turbulent few years of fame for JB since his early teens so here’s hoping this new stage of his life is happier and healthier.

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