It’s Not Too Late to Say Sorry

Breaking the Bubble | Alexa Beining | November 5, 2015

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I’ll be the first to admit that I came down with Bieber Fever upon my first listen to “One Time” in 2009. Yes, I fan-girled over Justin’s swoopy hair and yes, I was convinced that someday he would find me and marry me (Disclaimer: I am still convinced that I will be Mrs. Bieber someday). I cried real, salty tears when I saw him perform in Pittsburgh on his “Believe” tour and for the next two to three weeks, I suffered from post-Justin Bieber concert depression.

He was at the top of the music and entertainment game for quite some time and, unfortunately, he couldn’t handle the fame. From flipping off paparazzi, to speeding in his ‘Rari (#blessed that he didn’t have a glock in it), to his very inappropriate comment about hoping that Anne Frank would have been a belieber, it seemed like he was really losing his cool. Tears of disappointment were shed when he left his pet monkey in Germany because he didn’t have the proper paperwork for it.

All of the negative publicity surrounding him made it hard for us Beliebers to defend him in his time of need. Not to mention the release of his (awful) album “Journals” (or as I like to call it, the purple icon album) made me feel personally victimized and I couldn’t even listen to it because it made me feel empty inside. The icing on the cake was when he started getting a little weird on the social medias. It was a sad day when I decided to hit the unfollow button on Instagram so that I didn’t have to feel shame every time one of his posts popped up on my newsfeed.

Life without the Biebs was a lonely one and I frequently found myself listening to his old songs and reminiscing on the good times we had together. Then, it happened. Comedy Central decided they were going to roast him. Obviously, I tuned in the night it aired and, when he apologized to essentially the entire world at the end, my hardened heart quickly melted. I followed him once again on Instagram and told myself that he’d be coming back to the music game in no time.

Surely enough, this past summer he, Skrillex, and Diplo released “Where Are Ü Now” and I had it on repeat for most of my days. Needless to say, when “What Do You Mean?” was released in August I was freaking the freak out and everyone was freaking the freak out and the Biebs was back once again.

“Sorry” and “I’ll Show You,” which have been released in the last few weeks, have me hella hype for his album “Purpose.” Mark your calendars for November 13th, ladies and gents, because Mr. Bieber is back to take the world by storm once again.