Justin Bieber’s bad couple of weeks got even worse Thursday when the singer used his photo-sharing account on Instagram to post a rant about the media, which also made disparaging comments about Lindsay Lohan.
Though the rant has since been edited to remove the bits about Lohan, it read:
Everyone on 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 my family is so disappointed in me. My family is beyond proud, and nothing’s been said by them, my grandparents wouldn’t know how to reach out to the press even if they did want so that was all 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 that I could’ve ever dreamed of, I’m 19 and it must be scary for 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 who I’m not. My message is to believe. My albums could be about everything but my messages have been to never say never and to believe, not to believe in me, but to believe in yourself .. I honestly don’t care if you 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 you know first hand how I feel rather than have these stories linger. I’m a good person with a big heart. And I don’t think I deserve all this negative press I’ve worked my ass off to getwhere I am and my hard work doesn’t stop here. I’m growing up, finding myself while having people criticize me every day I think I’m doing pretty damn good. And to those comparing me to Lindsay Lohan, take a look at our 2012 tax statements ;)
Bieber shared the link to the rant on Twitter, where he has nearly 36 million followers.
— Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) March 14, 2013
The rant is the latest in a string of bad publicity for Bieber, who is currently on tour in Europe.
Since his European tour began, the teen star was kicked out of a nightclub on the 19th birthday, started a show in London nearly two hours late, collapsed on stage at another London show, fought with photographers and cancelled a show in Portugal.