Justin Bieber performs in Lisbon during his "Believe" tour. (Jose Sena Goulao / EPA )
Justin Bieber hasn’t had the best March. He’s been booed for being late onstage, he’s landed in the hospital, almost got into a fight with a paparazzo and, on top of everything else, his hamster died.
That’s a lot for any 19-year-old, multi-platinum pop star, and now the singer is lashing out at the negative press that has surrounded him for the last few weeks.
In an open letter to his fans that he posted as one long photo caption on the photo-sharing app Instagram, Bieber lashed out at what he calls “countless lies.”
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“I’m 19 with 5 number one albums, 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,” he wrote.
Instead of analyzing the Biebs, let's just let his letter speak for itself. Although it's tough to let him off the hook for the Lindsay Lohan shot, which he deleted from the original version of his note. “And to those comparing me to Lindsay Lohan look at her 2012 tax statements,” he wrote.
(Hey, Lohan may be struggling financially, but she at least knows paparazzi are there for you to manipulate – not fight.)
Read Bieber’s full letter below and cut him a break for the typos:
“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. 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, my grandparents wouldnt know how to reach to press even of they did want to so that was a lie and rehab cmon. if Anyone believes i need rehab thats their own stupidity lol I’m 19 with 5 number one albums, 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. i know who i am and i know who i’m not My messege is to to believe. My albums could be about anything but my messages have been to never say never and believe, not to believe in me but to believe in yourself .. I honestly don’t care if you don’t believe in me because I believe in me, my friends believe, my family believe, my fans believe, and look where that’s gotten me so far.. I’m writing this with a smile on my face and love in my heart. Letting u know first hand how I feel rather than have these story linger. I’m a good person with a big heart. And don’t think I deserve all this negative press I’ve worked my ass off to get where I am and my hard work doesn’t stop here… All this isn’t easy. 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”