Bieber quits Instagram after after fans got hostile over a picture of him and Richie together in Japan. Bieber tweets:
I’m gonna make my Instagram private if you guys don’t stop the hate this is getting out of hand, if you guys are really fans you wouldn’t be so mean to people that I like.
Gomez responds in the comments:
If you can’t handle the hate then stop posting pictures of your girlfriend lol – it should be special between you two only. Don’t be mad at your fans. They love you. They were there for you before anyone.
Bieber and Gomez then exchange tweets about them cheating on each other. Bieber then makes his Instagram private, before deleting it entirely.
Bieber announces his North American Purpose tour on the Ellen show. The singer’s 58-date America and Canada tour kicks off March 9th, 2016 in Seattle and concludes July 18th at New York’s Madison Square Garden. Beiber has trouble remembering the start date
I will start this tour … oh gosh, this is the only thing I had to remember… You can go to my website to find out.
Justin Bieber ● Full Interview on Ellen DeGeneres Show ● #PURPOSETOUR ● November 2015 ● HD
While on The Ellen Show, Rogen addresses his spat with Bieber.
We had a beef, I guess you would say. I don’t know if that’s the word the kids use. It’s not really a beef — I just called him some really mean things on social media for no real reason. And I only met him very briefly. I finally saw him today in the hallway of your show and I guess we made up, which is fantastic. It’s all my fault. It’s all just cause I decided to be mean one day for no reason whatso ever.
To celebrate his Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 position, Bieber releases an acoustic version of What Do You Mean? In the video, Bieber is shown recording and promoting the original version, as well as surfing, hiking, using a hoverboard and skateboarding throughout New York City.
Thank you 4 making What Do You Mean #1, Love, Justin
Beiber achieves his first No. 1 song on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, with What Do You Mean? The song is just the 23rd ever to begin at No. 1 in the Hot 100’s 57-year history. Previously Bieber had a No. 2 hit with Boyfriend in 2012.
Bieber’s What Do You Mean?breaks the record for biggest first week on Spotify, with more than 21 million globally listens., even though only five days have passed. The previous record — 20 million streams — was set last month by One Direction for Drag Me Down. The company says Bieber had a spike in streams after he performed at the MTV Video Music Awards.
Bieber attends the Hillsong Conference in Sydney, Australia, on Lentz invitation. Sydney, Australia. He pays for his travel and attends just like thousands of regular attendees. Bieber:
I’m glad to know him [Lentz] He’s changed my life.
People come from across the world to Sydney each year to attend Hillsong Conference. Justin is here – like tens of thousands of others – as a delegate who is seeking to build stronger foundations into his life.
Bieber appears on the cover of summer/fall 2015 issue of HERO. He talks about his remorse for his controversial behaviour in past.
I hope people felt the sincerity in my apologies. There are a lot of things that have happened in the last couple years that I’m not very proud of and I feel a responsibility to my fans and to the public who believe in me to make it right. I hope everyone believed it – because it was honest.
Seacrest interviews Bieber during On Air With Ryan Seacrest about the Comedy Central Roast Of Justin Bieber.
What made me to really want to do was having people close to me do it. Because Ludacris has been close to me for so many years, and Shaquille O’Neal and Kevin Hart. A couple of them I didn’t know, but most of them were close to me, so I knew it was all out of fun.
Justin Bieber On New Music, Selena Gomez Inspiration | On Air with Ryan Seacrest
Bieber apologizes for his behavior in recent years during the taping of his Comedy Central roast.
I turned a lot of people off over the past few years, but I know I can still turn out good music and turn everything all around…I’ve lost some of my best qualities. For that, I am sorry. I’m looking forward to being someone who you guys can all look at and be proud of.
Beiber’s friends, John and Sammy Shahidi, give him a ’65 Lincoln Continental for his 21st birthday. The brothers purchased the car for $20,000 then had work done to it for several months before giving it to Beiber.
Kardashian talks to Cosmopolitan Magazine about buying Bieber’s house.
I bought Justin Bieber’s house. He had like this nook under the stairs which I didn’t need so I covered it up. When I ran into him he was like What did you do with the nook? I used to go in there and play video games. When I told him it was gone he was so upset, I didn’t think this 20-year-old boy would even care!
Bieber loses 3.5 million followers as Instagram deletes all fake accounts in a move being dubbed “Instagram Rapture”. Instagram itself loses more than 18.8 million followers, almost 30% of its total, in the purge.
Bieber was charged in January for hitting a limousine driver in the back of his head several times, on the way from a night club to a hotel in December in Toronto. Spokesman for the Ontario Attorney’s office, Brendan Crawley, states:
After completing a thorough review and, in consultation with the police, the Crown determined that there was no reasonable prospect of conviction. Accordingly, the charge against Mr. Bieber was withdrawn.
Beiber is charged with dangerous driving and assault following an accident between a mini van and an ATV, allegedly driven by Beiber. Beiber and Gomez are allegedly passengers in the ATV that collided with a mini van near Beiber’s home in Perth County, Ontario. Police report that after the collision Beiber and the driver of the mini van “engaged in a physical altercation.” A spokesman for Perth County OPP says Bieber went to the police office and was arrested, and he was then released on a promise to appear in a Stratford court at the end of the month.
After Bieber makes a remark about Bloom’s ex, Miranda Kerr, Bloom attempts to punch Bieber at an Ibiza nightclub, to cheers from those watching. However, a source close to Bieber insisted that the comment was only made after Bloom took a swing, and missed. A source:
Justin was at one table, and Orlando was at another. But when Bieber and his party were later walking past Bloom’s table, Orlando refused to shake Bieber’s hand. Then Bieber said something rude to Orlando, like, ‘She was good.'”
Bieber pleads “no contest” to one count of misdemeanor vandalism. Bieber had egged his neighbor Jeffrey Schwartz’s Calabasas home earlier this year; he will have to pay $80,900 in damages and will remain on probation for two years, requiring him to take twelve separate weekly angry management classes and serve five days of community service. He has been ordered to not come within one hundred yards of Schwartz and his family. A source close to Bieber says:
Justin is glad to get this matter resolved and behind him. He will continue to move forward focusing on his career and his music.
Justin Bieber Will Face 'Criminal Vandalism' Charges In Egg-Throwing Incident
Against the advice of her good friend Taylor Swift, Bieber’s former girlfriend Selena Gomez reunites with him at a two day birthday party for Bieber’s father. Despite attempts to keep the reconnection a secret, Twitter and Instagram posts from friends mention both names at the party. The post are quickly deleted.
Usher releases a public statement about Bieber via his Instagram account..
At my core, I am a person that supports growth and understands without judgement, that growth often comes as a result of pain and continues effort. As I have watched Justin Bieber navigate difficult waters as a young man, I can tell you that he hasn’t always chosen the path of his greatest potential, but he is unequivocally not a racist. What he was 5 years ago was a naive child who did not understand the negative power and degradation that comes from playing with racial slurs. What he is now is a young man faced with an opportunity to become his best self, an example to the millions of kids that follow him to not make the same mistakes.
Bieber sings on video a racist parody of his hit single One Less Lonely Girl. Instead of “There’ll be one less lonely girl,” Bieber sings repeatedly:
There’ll be one less lonely n*****. If I kill you, I’d be a part of the KKK, and there’s gonna be one less lonely n—-r.
Bieber was fourteen years old at the time of the recording. TMZ says Bieber told both Usher and Will Smith about the videos, saying he knew almost immediately it was a stupid thing to do. Usher took him into a room and showed him historically racist videos to show him how hurtful these words can be. Bieber and his team say various people have tried to extort him over the last few years — demanding money for both this video and the one he made when he was 15. He says he will not be shaken down anymore. He says he wants people to see the video and he wants to accept responsibility.
Video surfaces of Bieber making racial jokes and using the N-word when he was aged 15. The jokes are made during outtakes of his “Never Say Never” video. In the video, Bieber asks why Blacks are afraid of chainsaws, and then follows that question with:
As a kid, I didn’t understand the power of certain words and how they can hurt. I thought it was ok to repeat hurtful words and jokes, but didn’t realize at the time that it wasn’t funny and that in fact my actions were continuing the ignorance.
I’m very sorry. I take my friendships with people of all cultures very seriously and I apologize for offending or hurting anyone with my childish and inexcusable mistake. I was a kid then and I am a man now who knows my responsibility to the world and to not make that mistake again.
In a Rolling Stone interview, Carney comments on his earlier feud with Bieber:
Justin Bieber, like a f*cking irresponsible asshole, sicced 40 million Twitter followers on me because I paid him a compliment he didn’t understand. I’m saying that he should be grateful that he has a f*cking career in music. And he shouldn’t be f*cking telling his followers to slap me, and then also be doing anti-bullying bullsh*t. It’s so irresponsible.
A petition with 273,968 signatures which requests that the singer be deported after his DUI arrest, has received a response from the White House:
Sorry to disappoint, but we won’t be commenting on this one. The We the People terms of participation state that, ‘to avoid the appearance of improper influence, the White House may decline to address certain procurement, law enforcement, adjudicatory, or similar matters properly within the jurisdiction of federal departments or agencies, federal courts, or state and local government in its response to a petition.’ So we’ll leave it to others to comment on Mr. Bieber’s case, but we’re glad you care about immigration issues. Because our current system is broken.
Bieber gives a deposition in a lawsuit against him where he allegedly directed a bodyguard to attack a photographer. In the deposition, Bieber evades questions given by the photographer’s lawyer, and appears agitated and annoyed during the proceedings. On asked whether Usher was instrumental in starting his career, Bieber replies:
I was detrimental to my own career.
Bieber and his lawyers leave the deposition abruptly when he is asked if he has ever dated Selena Gomez and whether or not the two of them have ever discussed dealings with the paparazzi.
Justin Bieber Deposition – FULL VIDEO – 31 minutes [EXCLUSIVE]
Seacrest interviews Bieber during On Air With Ryan Seacrest and questions him about Believe documentary.
I think Never Say Never showed hope and I think Believe is how you get back up when you fall down and really that story of what’s going on behind the scenes. People don’t get to see me living as a 19-year-old boy I’m still finding myself and when I have the media attacking me everyday, it’s no [different] than bullying that happens in school I think this movie really shows who I am as a person of course I make mistakes growing up and I’m not perfect people forget I’m a human being [and] I have to make mistakes and grow stronger.
Bieber releases his single, Heartbreaker. It is suspected that the song is about Bieber’s ex-girlfriend, Selena Gomez. Gomez:
Honestly, that what’s so beautiful though about music. Especially him, he’s super talented at being able to use what he feels and interpret that through music.I mean, it’s what you do to grow as an artist. It’s what I’ve done and what many people do. So, it’s sweet.
Justin Bieber – Heartbreaker (Official Music Video)