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Justin Bieber covers the March issue of Rolling Stone magazine (on stands Friday)
There’s a fine line between having more fun than any teenager alive and completely melting down. Justin Bieber seems determined to find it — and Rolling Stone goes inside the egg-throwing, hard-partying, drag-racing, arrest-resisting, brothel-patronizing, lightning-quick fall of a pop icon in our new issue (on stands Friday). Contributing editor Claire Hoffman gets the dirt on the 19-year-old’s most recent troubles, uncovering events that would make the singer’s core Beliebers lose their faith. Here are five of the most shocking revelations:
One of Justin’s wildest nights went down at a Miami strip club called King of Diamonds Gentlemen’s Club.
Bieber puffed a G Pen weed vaporizer and blew through the $75,000 in small bills his bodyguards brought for him in the VIP room, accepting lap dance after lap dance. The occasion? The January birthday of Bieber’s pal, rapper Lil Scrappy. Two days later, Justin was arrested for drag racing in a rented Lamborghini.
Insiders blame Bieber’s dad for encouraging Justin’s bad behavior.
Bieber’s 38-year-old pop Jeremy split with Justin’s mom when he was a toddler, but has reappeared in a big way. “His father’s not a great influence,” says a source. “They’re almost not like father and son — it’s more like two best friends.” Jeremy was in the strip club with Justin, enjoying the overflow of his son’s parade of strippers, and was also present when Bieber was busted for drag racing (he was accused of helping block off traffic).
As early as 2010, Bieber began to show signs of stress.
Justin broke down in tears backstage one day, bemoaning his lack of privacy. “If you want the Michael Jackson career, you have to grasp that you are never going to be normal again,” his manager Scooter Braun told him.
Three authority figures confronted Justin after his night in jail – but that didn’t slow his wild behavior.
After his night in jail, Bieber left Miami for Panama, with his gal pal Chantel Jeffries. Usher, Bieber’s mother and Braun flew to Panama to have a serious talk about his the singer’s behavior, shipping Jeffries back to Miami. A source close to the Bieber camp said the trip wasn’t an intervention, but “a conversation, reminding him of the people who care about him, and to consider things to do about it.”
After the non-intervention, Bieber and his dad took off on an even more out-of-control trip.
Justin and Jeremy rented a private plane to take them from Toronto to Teterboro Airport outside New York for the Super Bowl. According to a leaked incident report, the pair were so verbally abusive to a flight attendant, she hid in the cockpit with the pilots. The pilots were so overcome by the weed smoke, they had to wear oxygen masks to fly the plane.
Official tracklist for “Journals.” The collection will only be available on iTunes beginning December 16, 2013 and ending January 2, 2014.
Last week, Billboard tweeted that Justin Bieber was set to close out his Music Mondays promotion—releasing a new song a week on iTunes for 10 weeks—with the Dec. 9 release of his latest, a collaboration with Chance the Rapper called “Confident.” “Who is closing out?” tweeted Bieber in reply.
Billboard has now learned that there’s indeed more news — a lot of it — coming from camp Bieber.
Bieber will be creating a temporary collection of all of his Music Monday tracks called “Journals” that will also include a couple of videos and the trailer for the “Believe” theatrical release.
“Journals” will only be available on iTunes beginning Dec. 16 and ending Jan. 2, 2014.
Open Road Films, along with SB Films and Dolphin Films, will release the highly-anticipated film, BELIEVE, nationwide on Christmas Day 2013.
Each Monday prior to BELIEVE’s release, Justin will celebrate Music Mondays by dropping a brand new song exclusively through iTunes. Music Mondays are Justin’s way of further giving back to his worldwide fan base. Last week, he unveiled the smash “HeartBreaker,” which immediately shot to #1 on iTunes in over 69 countries. He’s followed suit this week, with the instant hit “All That Matters” which shot to #1 in 58 countries. Beliebers should look for new songs each and every Monday until December 16th.
Directed by Jon M. Chu (GI Joe: Retaliation, Step Up 2 & 3, Justin Bieber Never Say Never), BELIEVE features brand new interviews with Justin and appearances from manager Scooter Braun, Usher Raymond, Rodney Jerkins, Ludacris, Mike Posner and many more. BELIEVE is produced by Justin Bieber, Scooter Braun, Usher Raymond, Bill O’Dowd as well as Garrett Grant.
"I am so excited to be involved in this movie, and so happy to be able to give back to my fans, especially during the holiday season," Justin exclaims. "Jon Chu and my team have done a wonderful job creating a special moment for Beliebers worldwide and I can’t wait till Christmas day when the movie will be in theaters everywhere.”
"It’s no secret that Justin Bieber’s name drives a lot of attention," affirms Scooter Braun. ”But with BELIEVE, we wanted him to tell his own story, truthfully and directly. The number one goal of our company is to provide global audiences with content that’s not only high-quality and forward-thinking, but also authentic.”
"Justin Bieber is one of the biggest stars on the planet and one of the greatest entertainers of our time," states Tom Ortenberg, CEO of Open Road Films. "BELIEVE will be a huge Christmas present for Bieber fans and Open Road Films couldn’t be happier about delivering this special engagement to theaters."
"It was an amazing experience to see the creative process behind both the writing of Justin’s songs and the mounting of the BELIEVE tour," states Bill O’Dowd, Dolphin Films CEO. “The BELIEVE concert is simply spectacular, and it is made even more so when you witness the tremendous amount of effort and heart that Justin, Scooter and their team bring to their work and, most importantly, to his fans.”
Source: PR Newswire
Justin Bieber’s Official Website announces “Believe 3D” is set to release this Christmas.