Justin Bieber has had the internet confused for quite a while now. Is he still making music? Is he on a hiatus? Or has he stopped for good? No one knows exactly what to think so we’re here to break down what’s been going on with the star as of late. And by the end, we hope to provide some clarity as to what’s up with the Biebs, his music, his wife and his mental health.
The Pranks And The Rumors
Rumours have been floating around for years that Justin Bieber would no longer be making music. There was even a time when we thought he was dead because of a prank pulled by a sinister internet user.
The star went on to pull his very own prank by making fans believe that he and Hailey were expecting a baby. And all of those things have been proven to be untrue, but sources now claim that Justin Bieber may actually be giving his career a break- and this rumour has supposedly come from the singer himself.
In an interview with Vogue magazine the I Don’t Care singer seemed to have had more than a few things to get off his chest. The young singer went on to say how nerve-wracking he considers his career: “Just thinking about music stresses me out. I’ve been successful since I was thirteen, so I didn’t really have a chance to find who I was apart from what I did”
The singer seems to be going through an identity crisis, or it could just very well be that Bieber had a rough day at work and it is just his frustration speaking. We just hope it’s the latter!
His Past Behavior
And while fans found his statement utterly shocking what followed had everyone floored when the singer went on to admit that the persona he had been projecting for so long, the cockiness, his arrogance, was indeed not a real part of him and it was only implemented along the way: “I was real at first and then I was manufactured as, slowly, they just took more and more control. I started really feeling myself too much. People love me, I’m the s***—that’s honestly what I thought. I got very arrogant and cocky. I was wearing sunglasses inside.”
For a time, Justin was known to act in a way that many people did not like and he had people questioning his morals as he seemed to have missed his sense of boundaries.
The singer used to treat his staff poorly, he used to get into scuffles with the paparazzi, he was once charged with vandalism and he was even detained by customs and in 2017, he was even banned from performing China!
His Past Romantic Relationships
Justin has been involved in a string of romantic relationships that, for the most part as he was seen jumping from one relationship to another relationship, with models and influencers alike.
Bieber was caught up in more drama than even most celebrities because of them. There was also his constant breaking and making up with Selena Gomez which was anything but healthy.
His admission was a daring one, but most people understood where he was coming from- although the part about being manufactured puzzled more than a few fans. But the star was incredibly young at the time he rose to fame and he had no idea of what a normal teenagehood and young adult life is supposed to be like.
His Emotional Decision
What followed a troubling period, Bieber decided that he needed some time for himself, and it was only natural to do so.
Bieber let his fans know, with an Instagram post, of his plans to rest and take some time off, on 25 March 2019 and the singer went on to explain: “ I’ve toured my whole teenage life, and early 20s, I realized and as you guys probably saw, I was unhappy last tour and I don’t deserve that and you don’t deserve that.”
The singer proceeded to say that he’s been going through a period of “trial and error” but he is now determined to fix some of the more serious issues he’s been going dealing with, as he feels that he has been on the verge of a breakdown.
Bieber felt that by addressing his problems would only help him become a better husband to Hailey and eventually an even better father when the time comes.
Despite music being a very big part of his life, the singer went on to admit that the most important thing in his life was having his health and his family and at some point, he is planning to make a comeback, while not denying his love and faith to God.
The Fans’ Reaction
And believe it or not, most fans were actually very supportive of his decision, with many saying that they’ll wait for the day he returns to the music industry. But there is also the portion of people who got upset over the news.
They went on to accuse his marriage to Hailey Baldwin, now Hailey Bieber, to have changed the singer and they are adamant that there is more than that to the story.
His Struggles With Hailey
Fans were not ready to buy Bieber’s story and they were convinced that Hailey had played a major role in his decision. This stems from the fact that the couple has had his share of problems, as in February peculations had risen that the duo was in a rough patch.
Bieber was again very vocal and outspoken about his troubles and issues with Hailey by feeling disconnected, but the singer only considered it wise to reassure his fans that he was going to recover from all this, as according to him: “I always bounce back, so I’m not worried just wanted to reach out and ask for your guys to pray for me.”
His Darkest Moments
At one point, things got very dark for the singer. Bieber was caught spitting at his fans, peeing in a bucket at a fast food place, buying a monkey and then abandoning it, causing troubles with his neighbours and shouting profanities at them. The list of shaming was endless.
Recalling all of the above incidents, Bieber claimed that he once felt that he could get away with things because he had the money and he could afford to be a brat.
When fans witnessed their favourite star hitting rock bottom with his repulsive behaviour, that was when the singer was going through his most depressing times, as it was later revealed that the young singer was actually depressed. In the attempt of being completely transparent with his fans, Bieber said, “… I’m still processing so much stuff that I haven’t talked about. I was lonely. I needed some time.” And the star went a step further.
He admitted, “I’ve struggled with the feeling that people are using me or aren’t really there for me,” he explained. “One of the big things for me is trusting myself. I’ve made some bad decisions personally and in relationships. Those mistakes have affected my confidence in my judgment. It’s been difficult for me even to trust Hailey. We’ve been working through stuff.”
The star said that at one point, he was even abusing Xanax. He said, “It got pretty dark. I think there were times when my security was coming in late at night to check my pulse and see if I was still breathing.”
The star then let everyone know, especially the ones who disliked him and Hailey’s relationship, that Hailey was the best thing that could have ever happened to him, as she is “ very logical and structured, which I need. I’ve always wanted security—with my dad being gone sometimes when I was a kid, with being on the road. With the lifestyle I live, everything is so uncertain. I need one thing that’s certain.”
His Career, Currently
It is reported that any newly released music, with Justin Bieber’s vocals, has been actually recorded months ago.
If a fan was to check a list of the singer’s releases, they’d be able to see that the singer has failed to release a full album since 2015.
Yet, the singer has since made a few appearances with several artists such as DJ Khaled, one or two with Major Lazer a song with Ed Sheeran and a few other songs from various artists.
Life With Hailey
As of 2019, the singer has a net worth of $265 million, and his wife has a couple million herself. Reports say that Justin and his new bride are settling into the home he bought last year in Ontario, Canada.
It’s safe to say that he won’t be suffering in the financial department, but fans are already hoping for a date that they can look forward to with a big Bieber comeback.
Taking the case of Rihanna, it may not be the best thing for an artist to be absent for extended periods but only time will tell what Justin will do and how long this hiatus will actually last.
With fans growing anxious over his absence and for not releasing any other new songs, we’re hoping that Bieber is just going through a phase and that in a relatively short time our star will be back!
What The Future Holds
More recently, he and Hailey have been planning their second wedding, which is set to take place on the date of their first anniversary. When they got married, they went to a judge and thus there was no ceremony- and it seems like they are planning to make up for it with a lavish celebration.
The two even went on vacation to a tropical destination a few days ago, where they were spotted soaking in the ocean and playing with some lemurs.
To us, it seems like the perfect distraction for the young singer, who has clearly been going through with depression and not having his father around.
Justin really deserves this time off to not just figure out who he is, but to also take the time and be the husband that he wants to be for his lovely bride, and to get inspired for an amazing new album, whenever that’ll be.