As Justin Bieber's downward spiral continues to play out like an E! True Hollywood Story, he is no doubt getting a lot of advice. There were even reports that his mother and Usher staged an intervention. However, the best counsel has come from a very unlikely source. Billy Ray Cyrus recently shared what JB needs to do to get back on the straight and narrow. It's a little weird, but it just could do the trick.
The country crooner certainly has plenty of experience with wild, hard-to-control teens as the father of Miley Cyrus. He thinks Justin needs to take a step back from the limelight and spend some time in a teepee. Yes. A teepee.
I would say, first of all, hey, I’m sure he’s got lots of people talking to him right now. I would just invite him to come down and chill out with me, maybe in Tennessee. Let’s go up to the teepee, build a fire, step away, and just, you know, maybe take a break for a little bit, just think about what’s important. Get back to life .... Build a fire, count the deer and the hawks, and relax a little bit.
Admittedly, on the outset, it sounds a bit weird. Being alone in a teepee with the "Achy Breaky Heart" singer? But it's not just good advice, it's great advice. For much of his young life, Justin has never been far from the paparazzi lens. He is surrounded by hangers on, wild partiers, and yes-men. What he needs is time to reflect and think about who he is and, more importantly, who he wants to be.
The only thing people see when they look at him is a rich brat. He's no longer a little kid anymore. However, being a man is something you need to grow into and his lifestyle hasn't really allowed him to do that. That may be what this scandalous behavior is all about -- trying to break out of the boyish mold. Though, whatever he does, he faces the harshest of critics.
Instead of seeing him as a kid who needs help or perhaps a kid in pain, he has become a national joke. Fodder for late night hosts, the target of cruel taunts over social media, and silly petitions to have his green card revoked. But even Justin and his team saw this coming. His 2013 concert film Believe showed the onslaught of haters he faced: "When you've reached a certain point in your life, there are people out there waiting to see you fall," he said. That certainly seems to be what he is going through now. In fact, someone even cautions, "You know you could be the next big train wreck." That seems to be coming true too. It's really sad.
What do you think Justin needs to do to get back on track?