After a series of bizarre incidents including ugly complaints from neighbors, a brief hospitalization stay in London and pictures of him wearing a gas mask, Justin Bieber defends himself in an exclusive chat with Us Weekly.
“The biggest misconception about me is that I’m a bad person,” say’s Bieber. “I get upset about that. I have a big heart. I want to be a good role model, but some people want me to fail.”
“I passed out from the flu. The worst thing to me is disappointing my fans — we only had five songs left — so they gave me oxygen, and I decided to finish the show and then go to the hospital. The show must go on.”
As for the gas mask, Justin says it’s “a joke with my friends…I wanted to hide my face from all the cameras. They got it as a joke. My friends and I like messing around.
Admitting that he is far from perfect, Justin tells US WEEKLY; “I’m young and I make mistakes. That’s part of growing up…I mess up sometimes. It’s part of growing up.”
“I know who I am and I’m not gonna let negativity towards me bring me down. I’m a positive person and I plan on staying that way,” Bieber says. “This business can break you down, but I have a strong team around me, and my family and all the fans. The love overcomes the negativity. I’m not perfect but I’m growing and trying to be better everyday. That’s part of life.”
“I’m thinking about my next album, next tour. Or maybe I’ll take a break,” he says. “I’m figuring it out. Isn’t that what you’re supposed to do at 19?”