FIF: Justin Bieber
He's cleaned up his act, and he's our "f**k it!" Friday inspo this week!
HI THERE. Welcome back to F**k It Friday - a weekly feature from MTV Breaks that’s all about saying a big “f**k yeah” to the most excellent people who’ve said “f**k it!” (probably) and taken a leap of faith to make big things happen.
Cos it’s not about just having ideas – it’s about working hard, seizing opportunity, believing in yourself, and 100% following them through!
So who’s next up in the FIF roll call of honour? Drumroll… it’s JUSTIN BIEBER!
Since bursting out into the spotlight with his smash hit “Baby” in 2010, JB’s shot from strength to strength in the music world. And this year was one of his strongest - he became the only artist in UK Official Singles Chart HISTORY to occupy the entire Top 3 spots with his songs Love Yourself, Sorry and What Do You Mean. He’s been constantly dominating the charts and has become one of the biggest pop stars in the world. Plus, he’s just been nominated for four Grammys off the back of his Purpose album.
But how did he reach worldwide music domination level? He said “f**k it!” when he was just 12 years old (actually, we hope he paraphrased cos that’s pretty foul-mouthed for a 12-year-old) and decided to film and post vids of himself singing online
That’s right, 8 years ago Justin Bieber was just a little boy with a too-big guitar making grainy homemade vids with bad sound quality. But it was thanks to these videos that he was discovered by his manager because his covers gathered a huge following online. He was then flown off to meet Usher who became his mentor, and the rest was history.
OK, so we know things haven’t been smooth sailing. Justin’s picked up a pretty bad rep over the years for being rude to his fans, for acts of violence against the press, and even getting arrested. And we aren’t defending that. BUT Justin’s really turned things around recently.
Last year he had another “f**k it!” moment when he posted an apology video to his Facebook after appearing on Ellen. He said he hadn’t been on TV in a while, and had been nervous about what everyone thought about him. “I didn’t want to come off arrogant or conceited, basically how I’ve been acting the past year, year and a half,” he admitted. Explaining his past behaviour, he said, “We pretend to be something we’re not as a cover up of what we’re truly feeling inside… I just want to make the best impression on people and be kind and loving”.
Basically, despite all the dodgy press moments and weird behaviour, we believe Justin means well at heart. One thing’s for sure even if you’re not a fan of Justin: he’s got “fuck it!” royalty written all over him. That’s why we’re aspiring to be more like JB this “fuck it!” Friday – he took the initiative to promote and believe in himself, a quality that won him worldwide success and fame, and a ridiculous amount of Beliebers.
HAPPY FRIDAY EVERYONE!