Justin Bieber got real about his life in a detailed Instagram post on Monday. The singer spoke about difficulties and obstacles he’s had to overcome from being in the spotlight at such a young age. These difficulties led Bieber to spiral. It doesn’t come as a shock to fans when he writes about not growing up in a stable home, since he’s written a multitude of songs on the topic.
Bieber was discovered when he was only 13, which is still too young to maneuver in the industry; even harder when it can feel like you’re doing it all by yourself. He writes, “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 who’s brain, emotions, frontal lobes (decision making) aren’t developed yet.”
He found himself with no real world skills, millions of dollars, and access to whatever he needed 24/7 around the clock. Justin Bieber opens up about how he started abusing heavy drugs at only nineteen years old.
He wrote, “I started doing pretty heavy drugs at 19 and abused al my relationships. I became resentful, disrespectful to women, and angry. I became distant to everyone who loved me, and I was hiding behind a shell of a person that I had become.”
Bieber also made it a point to discuss his past scandals, even going as far as to say that by 20 he was one of the most hated people in the world.
“By 20, I made every bad decision you could have thought of and went from one of the most loved and adored people in the world to the most ridiculed, judged, and hated person in the world.”
Luckily the singer has found someone to be there for every last bit of the journey. His wife, Hailey Baldwin, has been standing by his side every step of the way. Bieber praised his marriage and reflects on how she’s made him a better person. He states, “you learn patience, trust, commitment, kindness, humility, and all of the things it looks like to be a good man.”
Bieber closed out the Instagram post by saying, “even when the odds are against you, keep fighting. […] Be kind today, be bold today, and love people today, not by your standards but by God’s perfect unfailing love.”
We’re not sure what’s next for Justin in terms of the music world, since he announced his break from the industry in March. But whatever it is, we’re going to support him and his decisions. It takes a lot to post all of that on social media, especially with millions of people waiting to watch him fail.
But that Insta post had us all like…
Words: Shae Arabella | Featured Photo: Getty Images