Justin Bieber admits his climb to fame wasn’t always easy. The tiny popstar says there were “many times” when he wanted to say goodbye to music for good.
And then he took a drag from his cigarette, used his “My World 2.0” CD as an ashtray, and combed his hair in the reflection of his Nickelodeon Kids Choice Award before shutting the door on music and never looking back. I’m kidding, but not the part about Bieber wanting to give up on his career.
“There were so many times when I just wanted to say, ‘Enough is enough, I don’t want to do this anymore,’” Bieber told The Hollywood Reporter at the Billboard Music Awards over the weekend.
At only 18 years old, I have a hard time believing (beliebing?) that Bieber has ever hit rock bottom, but he sure sounds like he has.
Bieber gives credit to his manager Scooter Braun and best buddy Usher for keeping his head in the game.
“[Braun] helps me get through every day and is just a positive role model,” says Bieber.
Bieber adds that Usher is “a big help on the new album” and has taken “the time to really care.”
But Bieber says he never gave up on his music career, because he owed it to his fans to keep making music! Awwww.
“I think it’s so important to me because it’s about my fans and how much they’ve helped me. They really have kept my heart from falling because they’ve always been there and supported me and cheered me on.”