In case you forgot, Justin Bieber is a changed man, now. He’s no longer the kind of guy who spits in people’s faces and threatens to kill them, nor is he the type of guy who throws obnoxious parties and TPs his neighbour’s house just for the lulz. He’s reformed now… but don’t be fooled. Forget that he’s filthy rich with the world as his fingers – his life is far from easy. According to him, anyway.
From USA Today:
Q: Some will quickly say, ‘What’s so hard about being Justin Bieber?’ You seem to have everything many people want.
A: Unless you’re stupid, I don’t think you would think it’s easy to be who I am. Just use your head, you’ll understand that my life is not easy. Not having privacy. Growing up in front of the cameras since I was 13, 14. You need to have those mess-ups without anyone judging you, and that’s not something I was able to do. I think that people realize, they see it now, the transition. We can talk and do interviews and I can say I’m in a better place, but until they see the walk, and see the transition come to life, that’s what’s really going to matter.
What Justin seems to fail to recognize here is that, you know, his life is a choice. Every single day, he CHOOSES to be famous, to continue in this industry. He’s made more than enough money to live as a rich man for several lifetimes, yet he continues to choose this path and then boo hoo about how difficult it is. Maybe he should live as a poor person working 3 jobs just to break even. Something tells me that’s some measure harder than your bullshit life, kid.
Anyhoo, here’s some more…
Q: It seems like you’ve turned some kind of corner since we met last.
A: Yeah, I’m growing, figuring some stuff out. As you do when you grow up. You figure out what type of man you want to be, that’s where I’m at.
Q: Was there any one incident that made this all click for you?
A: No. I had to see the downs to appreciate the ups, and know what I want. I’m the type of person who has to learn the hard way. Sometimes I just have to see what it feels like. But I got to the point where I wasn’t happy, I wasn’t who I wanted to be. Now, I’m around some pretty awesome people who are supporting me and have my back. So that’s pretty cool.
Q: Has your entourage changed?
A: Yeah, I left a lot of people behind who weren’t on the same journey I was on, and I’ve got a lot of new people in my life who are pouring into me, and not taking away from me.
Q: What would your friends say is the biggest change in you?
A: Well, my eyes. You know how you can tell a person by their eyes, their intentions and where they’re at? Well, my eyes changed, they got softer and brighter. They’re open. I have more of a grasp of who I am at this point.
Sounds like a whole lotta talk with jack shit to back it up, but whatever, dude.
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