[Amazing Unseen Video Footage] Forbes has just named Justin Bieber as one of the highest paid celebrities in the world. Bieber has leaned this as the Pop star faces a lawsuit that could cost him as much as $9.2 million, criminal charges, community service sentencing and more pressure than any young man should have to manage.
By DiMarkco Chandler
Celebrities are often targets of law enforcement, but in the case of Justin Bieber, until recently, he has avoided police radar. Nevertheless, last week, the pop star was cited for speeding by Los Angeles Highway Patrol and a little more than a month ago the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department opened up an investigation to determine if Bieber assaulted a photographer. It appears that the once squeaky clean teen heartthrob may have grown up to join the likes of Russell Brand (11 run-ins with the police), Rapper T.I., Jodeci, Floyd Mayweather, DMX, Jenell Evans, star of MTV’s ‘Teen Mom 2,’ Jersey Shore’s, Deena Nicole Cortese, Porn star Jenna Jameson, Actor Matthew Fox, Actress Amanda Bynes, Coolio, and the list goes on.
Wednesday, Stacy Wilson Betts hit the “Baby” crooner with a $9.2 million lawsuit claiming she is suffering the loss of hearing, tinnitus and hyperacusis in both her ears as a result of loud music from a July 2010 concert.
E! News reports that Betts’ claims “due to an unforeseen aspect of the show,” she was injured by a sound blast that exceeded safe sound levels.
Incident by incident, Bieber is finding himself involved with big problems.
Perhaps it is not a time for alarm, however, there may be some validity in Scooter Braun’s statement when he said that Bieber definitely “still needs guidance… he’s definitely not a yet a man.”
Braun’s most telling comment came when he told “Billboard,” “No one in the history of the world has ever grown up with the pressure that he has, being a solo artist that young, that famous, in a world with technology that exposes us 24/7… He was literally going through puberty in front of the entire world, with everyone expecting something from him and a lot of people waiting for him to screw up.” Well Mr. Braun, your client has screwed up so I guess you were right; but is he listening to you?
Several weeks ago the dailymail.co.uk put out a headline article that read: “He’s all grown up! Justin Bieber, 18, seals the $6.5m deal on his very first home – a sprawling Calabasas mansion. Wow!
Justin Bieber’s handlers have positioned the pop star to have it all. Growing up in the music business, Bieber was until recently untarnished by the kinds of controversy that have plagued the likes of Chris Brown, Drake, Lil Wayne and Rihanna; even Lindsay Lohan has journeyed down that bad girl road of attention. It appears that the worst Bieber had ever done to warrant the bad boy image was to throw a balloon at a police officer’s crotch back in 2010. Kid’s stuff when compared to his contemporaries.
Scooter Braun may have been attempting to reinforce his kid image by pointing out that Bieber is “Not Yet A Man.”
In the mist of his recent troubles it is perhaps safe to say Bieber is not yet a man yet. Bieber did not look for violent publicity in the past, but that was the past. With a man size automobile, and man’s size home and larger than life pay check and legal and criminal charges sucking the oxygen out of his world, if he is as his manager has stated, not a man yet, than he better grow up quick because his problems have just become “Man Size.”