Earlier this week Justin Bieber released a video of him-self apologizing to the whole world for being “conceited and cocky,” the last couple years. Justin went on to talk about how he felt he was just pretending to be someone who he wasn’t—because of growing up in the business, stating:
“So, I just wanted to make a video because I wanted to express how I feel right now. Uh, so today, I was on Ellen and it was a lot of fun. She’s amazing. It was her birthday. Happy Birthday, Ellen! But I was really nervous because I’m just, I was afraid of what people are thinking about me right now. It’s been a minute since I’ve done a public appearance and I didn’t want to come off arrogant or conceited or basically how I’ve been acting the past year, year and a half. And I was, I’m not who I was pretending to be. Why I say pretending is often, we pretend to be something we’re not as a cover up of what we’re truly feeling inside. And there were a lot of feelings going on in there. Um, just being young and growing up in this business is hard. Growing up in general is hard, but um, yeah, I just felt awkward up there. I felt people were judging me and I really want people to know how much I care, how much I care about people, and how I’m not that person to say ‘I don’t give a f***,’ you know? I’m not that kid. I’m a person who genuinely cares and although what’s happened in the past has happened, I just want to make the best impression on people and be kind and loving and gentle and soft and although people can call me a ‘softy,’ that’s how my mom raised me.”
And Justin Bieber is completely right, growing up in the business IS HARD and growing up in GENERAL is difficult because there are so many situations you have to learn from. We’ve always known that Justin was a softy and we feel for him because sometimes when you’re learning to grow up, you lose certain people and things in your life you once took for granite. But in the long run—it’s a silent blessing in disguise because it will teach you to be different, to be kind, loving and most importantly appreciative.
Justin, we just want to tell you we get it, we know that sometimes life is just a pain in the ass—we’ve all been there. It’s common sense that billions of people in the world try to “fit in,” because that’s just what society today has made the world to be—when in fact fitting in is far from important. Biebs, we know you get this and being yourself, being proud, not being ashamed those are all traits we love to SHOWCASE on our website. And we know that you’ve made some pretty crazy, funny, weird, mistakes—but that’s part of growing up man, we still love ya and we hope that you can continue to gain confidence through all the positive thoughts that you are sending out into the world. Karma work’s—so if you send out good, you’ll get good in return, let us never forget the importance of being appreciative and giving back. And it does seem since the release of Justin’s apology, he has been striving for change and looking to Carl(his pastor), for guidance.
According to an inside for TNZ News Carl and Just are very close—he’s had a huge influence on Justin, stating:
“There’s no one Justin looks up to more than Carl. He’s had a huge influence on him. They spoke at length about how he can get his life and career back on track and both agreed that getting rid of alcohol and drugs was the natural first step.”
The Biebs was also spotted out and about carrying around a self-help book prior to making the public apology—we think that Justin Bieber is ready for change.
And let us tell you how happy we are that Justin is making this step forward in his career—we are always here for support. What do you guys think about Justin’s next step in life?