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Justin Bieber: Don't Compare Me to Lindsay Lohan

Singer posts letter on Instagram, then deletes

March 14, 2013 12:35 PM ET
Justin Bieber
Justin Bieber performs in Atlanta, Georgia.
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Justin Bieber has had a really rough month, with a canceled show in Portugal, a showdown with a photographer, a fainting spell during a London show and more. He even took to Twitter to vent his frustrations, and earlier today, he posted an open letter on Instagram telling critics to not compare him to Lindsay Lohan. The singer soon deleted the message, but a fan Twitter was able to capture the image before it was gone. Full text of Bieber's defiant letter follows below.

Justin Bieber, Mannish Boy: The 2012 Cover Story

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 ;)

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