Justin Bieber “Interview” With ‘The Mirror’ Is “BS,” Says Rep (EXCLUSIVE)
Justin Bieber did not give an “exclusive” interview to the Mirror, despite the tabloid’s claim. Gossip Cop can bust this, as well as point out several passages that were plagiarized from elsewhere. A rep for Bieber exclusively tells us it’s all “bs.”
Gossip Cop first got suspicious when reading the paper’s “interview,” and a number of quotes sounded extremely familiar. Some of the quotations from the tabloid’s supposed “exclusive” were lifted from other interviews Bieber has given, while a few unverifiable remarks seemingly were manufactured. One of the first quotes from the so-called Mirror “exclusive” has Bieber talking about growing up in the public eye and saying, “I started to believe the hype and was acting a certain way.” Interestingly, Bieber told the Telegraph in October 2015, “I started believing the hype and acting a certain way.” The Mirror, however, does not attribute that quote to the Telegraph anywhere.
Later, the Mirror exclusively quotes Bieber saying, “I got so involved in ‘me me me’. You’re young, people are telling you you’re great all the time and you start believing it.” Funny, because Bieber told the Telegraph four months ago, “I got so involved in ‘me me me’ – because you’re young and people are telling you you’re great all the time. And you start believing it.”
But those aren’t the only passages taken the Telegraph. In the supposed Mirror exclusive, Bieber says, “There’s so much I need to work on. And I’m still getting days where I’m depressed and upset. But I know that I’m not where I used to be. So that really keeps me motivated. I’m not where I wanna be. That’s kind of a cool little slogan I’ve been living by.” That’s odd because he told the Telegraph, “There’s so much I need to work on. And I’m still getting days where I’m depressed and upset. But I know that I’m not where I used to be. So that really keeps me motivated. I’m not where I wanna be – but at least I’m not where I used to be… that’s a cool little slogan I’ve been living by.” Once again, the Mirror didn’t credit the Telegraph.
But it’s not just other papers that were plagiarized. While supposedly talking to Bieber about his new album Purpose, the Mirror writes, “I felt like I lost my purpose,” he admits. “But now I’ve found it, and I want to bring that hope to people.” The paper never mentions that it lifted those quotes from Bieber’s music video for “Mark My Words,” the first track off of Purpose. He says at the beginning of the video, “I felt like I lost my purpose for a while, but now I’ve found my purpose, and I just want to bring that hope to people.”
At the very end of the article, the tabloid has a number of quotes that Gossip Cop couldn’t find elsewhere, including Bieber telling fans, “Don’t put your faith in me. Because I’m gonna disappoint you every time.” Curiously, the Mirror does not say when or where the interview took place. When Gossip Cop asked Bieber’s camp about the supposed “exclusive” and whether he actually spoke to the paper, the singer’s rep categorically called the interview “bs.” Gossip Cop also sought a comment from the Mirror about the stolen passages and the seemingly fabricated quotes, but we have yet to hear back.