According to Bieber, the world is “trying to break him down.”
Ok, I agree that with ridiculous searches over classic Halloween pranks that normally go ignored, he has a point. Not that he’s been particularly smart in his reactions, but egging, drag racing, and even drugs–he’s just young and stupid. Not to defend him (and I’m not), but the police attention does feel targeted (no matter how funny from the outside). And it’s gotta suck. But I love that he wrote a song about it. If you listen to “Broken,” he says,
“I guess they want a reaction / I ain’t gonna give it to ’em,”
He’s right. If I were to try not to react to something, I’d definitely write, record, and air a song on the radio.
I love the brilliant obliviousness of this song. Tell me what you think of the song!