Awww, isn’t this a disturbingly cute photo? This image comes straight from the Instagram account of Justin Bieber’s dad, Jeremy. The caption reads, “Safe and sound #homesweethome.” I guess Biebs does look pretty peaceful while sleeping next to his four-year-old half-brother, Jaxon. Of course this is the same baby Biebs who swagged his way into a mug shot for DUI and just turned himself in on assault charges. The little bugger is all tuckered out.
There’s a vague undercurrent in the comments of recent Bieber posts that says Bieber’s behavior isn’t all his fault. Most of you want his swaggy hiney drop kicked back to Canada, but some of you feel sorry for him because his parents must have dropped the ball. We’ve recently learned that Bieber’s dad partied with him after his DUI, and his mom gives him Xanax. Bieber does have a surrogate parent as well in his manager, Scooter Braun. Sort of. Scooter has stepped up to defend Bieber during high-profile interviews (including with The Hollywood Reporter). Scooter admits he can’t sleep at night because he’s waiting for a bad-news call every evening. Now Scooter is talking to GQ UK about his frustrations with the frustrated Bieber. Is there a vague aura of tough love here? Nah. That’s a ka-ching!
Scooter’s job as manager: “It’s the same as being with a kid growing up, as a parent. There is a point where you guide them and there’s a point where you feel like you’ve planted enough seeds and you watch them make mistakes. My responsibility is to always be there when they fall, always be there to help them get back up. But at some point I need to let them fail, because if they don’t they’re going to have no humanity.”
On Bieber’s frustrations: “He said that people just assume the worst things about him before he does anything. He said ‘I had a woman film me while I was sleeping, who I’ve never met before. She could have stabbed me, who knows what she could have done. And she was in the house and she filmed me. Instead of people saying how incredibly creepy that was, what an invasion of privacy, they are assuming I slept with her and she was a prostitute. I’ve got to deal with that. I’m 19 [and] every single day I’ve got to deal with stuff like that. People thinking I had a baby or thinking I spit on my fans, just assuming the absolute worst about me.’”
Bieber as a higher being: “We’ve talked that sometimes he doesn’t help himself because he’s so angry about it. But no one really understands what he’s living [through], only him. I think to help him get through that I have to hold him to a higher standard. I can’t baby him, I can’t tell him, ‘You know what you deserve, to say f— everybody, this is unfair.’ I can say there is only one way around this, either we quit and let you try and find a normal life or you realise that this is what this is and we’ve got to keep fighting. And you’re going to hate me some days because I’m going to say you can’t throw a punch. You want to go out there and you want to bash their heads in and say this isn’t fair; you want to say you don’t know me. But the only way you’re going to win them over is by being better than they are.’”
[From GQ UK]
Poor little baby Biebs. I can’t feel too sorry for him with his frustrations. After he was photographed sneaking out of a Brazilian brothel, it’s only natural to assume that the adult film star who films him may be a prostitute. When he’s launching spit bombs off a hotel balcony onto his fans, we’re gonna believe he was spitting on his fans. Logic, you know?
Here are some more loose ends to take us into the weekend:
* TMZ reports that the Miami Beach toxicology reports are in. It is confirmed that Bieber tested positive for THC and Alprazolam, which means that Biebs was high on marijuana and took Xanax before driving. So that would satisfy the DUI portion of the charges. Do you think Biebs will plea bargain his way out of this mess?
* The idiot who rented Bieber his Miami vacation pad is somehow shocked that the entire place smells like weed after Bieber spent a few days there. Cleanup will cost Bieber an extra $5000 on top of the $4200 per night he spent for an entire week.
* Page Six says that Bieber is burning through his money at a rate of $1 million per month: “The guys handling his investments at Mellon Bank complain that there is nothing left for them to invest.” What’s particularly frightening (from a Bieber standpoint) is that his earning power is falling like crazy. His concert ticket prices are dropping, and no one wants to take their children to see his movies. Biebs’ first movie, Never Say Never, grossed $73 million while Believe only fetched $6 million. Scooter had better start taking his percentage in advance.
Here’s another picture from Jeremy Bieber’s Instagram account. Clearly, the rules do not apply to him.
Photos courtesy of Jeremy Bieber on Instagram & WENN