Justin Bieber Is Having a Meltdown
Singer goes on Twitter rant, plus other signs he's 'losing it'
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Mar 7, 2013 10:03 AM CST
Updated Mar 7, 2013 10:48 AM CST
Canadian singer Justin Bieber performs at the O2 Arena in east London, Monday, March 4, 2013.   (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)

(Newser) – Is Justin Bieber losing it? The 19-year-old went on an epic, 13-tweet rant yesterday, slamming the "rumors rumors and more rumors" and the "fake stories" made up about him by the media, the Huffington Post reports. The Twitter meltdown (click to read it in full) came at the end of a very bad few days for Bieber: Not only was he booed for showing up late to a concert, he also recently whined about having the "worst birthday" and was advised to "put your [bleeping] shirt on" by Olivia Wilde, after he was pictured shirtless in London. (He's also been pictured wearing a gas mask out and about in London.)

Things have gotten so bad that Perez Hilton is reporting Selena Gomez was the only thing keeping Bieber in check; Radar quotes a Gomez pal as calling him a "toxic toddler"; People recently ran the headline, "We Need to Talk About Justin Bieber's Pants"; and the Guardian offers up five signs that the pop star "could be losing it." Among them: He was recently photographed holding what appeared to be a joint; he's putting out an acoustic album ("a reliable signifier of imminent Oblivion," writes Peter Robinson); and, as evidenced by a line from his "Boyfriend" single, he likes fondue.

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Mar 8, 2013 9:52 AM CST
Justin was a young man with a modicum of talent, his mother rather then nurture his talent decided to make money off him. She sold him to producer (Scooter Braun) who enlisted a music industry insider (Usher) to make him a star, a star not a musician. He is now a star, his mother has money, and is free of him, Braun has made millions and split it with Usher, the only thing missing is? Bieber! Of course he's losing it, he never had a chance to grow up. Of course he could, he could walk away and perhaps enrol in college and come back later without all the blood sucking leeches but who among us was mature enough to do something like that at 19?
Mar 7, 2013 11:34 PM CST
Keep the a**hole kid in Canada where he belongs and never let him back into the US. I've never heard any of his music, but I can't imagine liking it. I'm just tired of hearing about his antics. Why are kids of today such puds?
Mar 7, 2013 7:13 PM CST
I know so much about this dude, without ever wanting to, yet I don't think I've ever heard him sing (is he any good??) If smoking a joint is a sign of meltdown then half the worlds teenagers most be bubbling pools of liquid flesh by now.