Justin Bieber's misadventures have dominated tabloid headlines this month. Be it for getting into a fight with a paparazzo, fainting at a concert, having the "worst birthday" ever or going on a Twitter rant about remaining positive amid it all, it seems like the press can't get enough of the teen sensation.
In an attempt to set the record straight, and let everyone know that he's not headed for a meltdown, Bieber wrote and posted a letter to his fans on Instagram explaining that he's overdoing it trying to please the press, that he's accomplished more than any other 19-year-old in the world and asking everyone to please stop comparing him to Lindsay Lohan.
Here's what he wrote:
"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. Saying I'm going to rehab and how my family is disappointed in me. My family is beyond proud, and nothing's been said by them. My grandparents wouldn't know how to reach [the] press even [if] they did want to so that was a lie. And rehab, c'mon. If anyone believes I need rehab that's their own stupidity lol.
I'm 19 with 5 number one albums, 19 and I've seen the whole world. 19 and I've accomplished more than I could've ever dreamed of, I'm 19 and it must be scary to some people to think that this is just the beginning.
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. My message is to believe. My albums could be about anything but my messages have been to never say never and believe, not to believe in me, but to believe in yourself.
I honestly don't care if you don't believe in me because I believe in me, and look where that's gotten me so far . . . I'm writing this with a smile on my face and love in my heart. Letting you know first hand how I feel rather than have these [stories] linger.
I'm a good person with a big heart. And don't think I deserve all this negative press. I've worked my ass off to get where I am and my hard work doesn't stop here. I'm growing up finding myself while having people watch me and criticize me everyday. I think I'm doing pretty damn good.
And to those comparing me to Lindsey Lohan, look at her 2012 tax statements ;)"