Justin Bieber rants about 'countless lies in the press,' disses Lindsay Lohan
Justin Bieber has recently been making headlines for his self-described "rough" couple of weeks, and now, he's clearing the air -- taking aim at Lindsay Lohan.
The 19-year-old singer, who has recently endured battles with paparazzi, nightclub misunderstandings and backlash from concert cancellations, took to his Instagram account on March 14 to set the record straight and deliver a not-so-subtle diss to Lohan.
"I'm growing up finding myself while having people watch me and criticise me everyday I think I'm doing pretty damn good," the singer's original post concluded. "And to those comparing me to Lindsey Lohan, look at her 2012 tax statements ;)"
Bieber, who has since removed the jab directed to the "Mean Girls" actress, posted a much nicer conclusion to his social media rant, which can be read in full below.
"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," Bieber wrote on his Instagram, under a black-and-white picture of him greeting a huge group of fans (See photo above). "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 wouldn't know how to reach to press even of they did want to so that was a lie and rehab c'mon."
There have been numerous reports that the young singer is heading to rehab following photos that surfaced and went viral in January. TMZ published the pictures and reported that they depict the young star smoking an unknown substance.
"If anyone believes I need rehab that's their own stupidity," he continued in the post. "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."
The photo with the powerful caption received over 294,000 likes and 33,100 comments in only three hours. The singer also Tweeted a link to the post.
"I'm a good person with a big heart"
"I know who I am and I know who I'm not," he continued. "My message is 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, 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 of this negative press I've worked my [expletive] 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"
On March 7, the singer fainted during his concert at the O2 Arena. A few days later, he Tweeted that he enjoyed his time in London despite a few brushes with the media, which included arguing with a paparazzo on Friday, March 8.
"Too many blessings to allow the stress in," he wrote on March 8. "The press made things look nuts but really I have enjoyed London. The fans are incredible."
Bieber also received media attention for Tweeting about his "worst birthday" on March 1. He later deleted the Tweet. Rumors circulated that the bad birthday celebration was the result of his entourage getting into an argument with the staff of a nightclub and reports claimed that Bieber attempted to get minors into an 18-and-over club.
However, the singer explained the situation on his Instagram page on March 3.
"The funny moment when people believe I brought underage people to a club.. U think Will is letting his 14 year old in a club, I don't think so," Bieber wrote in a post on his Instagram account on March 3, referring to reports that claimed he tried to get Will Smith's son, 14-year-old Jaden Smith, into a night club.
On March 9, the pop singer Tweeted about "support" he received from Will Smith. The actor's wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, also posted an entry on her Facebook about the recent tabloid reports, asking fans: "Are we bullying our young artists?"