Justin Bieber feels he is being bullied by the media.
Bieber, the 19-year-old singer-songwriter, has been the subject of media headlines for questionable behavior this year. However, he appeared on Ryan Seacrest's radio show to speak about the scrutiny that he has been under.
"I'm becoming a man, but I'm still 19, I'm still finding myself and when I have the media attacking me every day it's no [different] than bullying that happens in school, these people calling me names and saying things, and they don't know what's true or not," Bieber told Seacrest. "...people forget I'm a human being."
Bieber has made media headlines for his alleged trysts with strippers, marijuana use, social media rants, parties, aggression and performing his recent shows later than scheduled. Although Bieber has also defended his recent actions in the media, he also recently said he does not care about what people think concerning him.
"When people see a negative thing about me on a magazine, they're gonna buy it. Every time some site writes something bad, all my followers go on there, and it brings them more traffic," he told The Hollywood Reporter. "Now they have all the Beliebers on their site, which gives them money from advertisers. They're just worried about money. They don't care about ruining someone's name."
Scooter Braun, Bieber's manager, sat down with Billboard magazine earlier this year to reveal that Bieber was going through a time where he did not trust anyone.
"That's one of the things he told me, a month, a month and a half ago," Braun revealed to Billboard last October. "He looked at me and he goes, 'I don't know if I can trust anyone.'"
However, Braun said that Bieber's mentality may be a hard one to live with.
"..That's a tough place to be, especially as a 19-year-old. He hasn't had the easiest run, and at times he knows that he hasn't made it easy on himself," Braun told Billboard. "But I think that music has always been his therapy, and this film, which we just screened and watched with the whole crew, means a lot to him, because of how he gets to finally express himself and tell people what it's like."