Justin Bieber has a pretty rocky reputation - and he's earned it - which he knows.

This month (November) he's been cancelling appearances in lieu of fun; a talk show appearance for a surprise concert in LA, taping a Thanksgiving Day performance for a greasy cheeseburger and beers with friends at a college bar.

It's almost as if... he's... taking time to be... a teen? Tween? Twenty something? (I know, he's 21.)

We see child stars like Michael Jackson, Macaulay Culkin, Lindsay Lohan (love her), Britney Spears - people who've been pressured to perform their entire lives - who reach a breaking point and society goes: "Oh no! That's so sad! It's terrible what happened to <insert teen idol's name here>!"

To hate on a performer who recognizes he needs a break and is taking one should be an action to be admired.

ALL HAIL JUSTIN BIEBER.

DEAN CHALKLEY / NME

DEAN CHALKLEY / NME


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