After weeks of making headlines for everything from his viral videos highlighting paparazzi battles, to canceled concerts and even the death of his pet hamster, singing sensation Justin Bieber has had enough.
Bieber took to his Instagram page Thursday afternoon to send a 300-word rant to his more than 7 million followers about his mounting anger with the press.
“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,” said Bieber, who slammed rumors that he is going to rehab and that his family is disappointed in him.
“If anyone believes I need rehab, that’s their own stupidity. LOL. I’m 19 with five number one albums, 19 and I’ve seen the whole world. 19 and I’ve accomplished more than I could’ve ever dreamed of,” said the singer, who even made a jab at fellow frequent tabloid headliner, Lindsay Lohan.
"And to those comparing me to Lindsey Lohan, look at her 2012 tax statements,” the singer added.
Despite reports of being kicked out of a London nightclub on his birthday this month and the recent surfacing of photographs of Bieber smoking marijuana, the singer said he is not on a destructive path.
“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 ... I honestly don’t care if you don’t believe in me because I believe in me, my friends believe in me, my family believe, my fans believe and look where that’s gotten me so far,” he said.
Bieber also commented on the altercation he had with a paparazzo in London Friday, in which he was caught on video threatening to fight.
“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,” he said.