Bing Search

Music News

Justin Bieber
© AP/ Justin Bieber
Bieber wanted to quit music after paternity scandal

Justin Bieber contemplated quitting music last year after he was sensationally accused of fathering a fan's baby.

The pop star made headlines in November 2011 when Mariah Yeater falsely claimed Bieber had impregnated her during a backstage romp at one of his concerts in Los Angeles in 2010.

Find: Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez engagement rumors

Bieber vehemently denied the claims and even agreed to take a DNA test to put an end to the speculation, before Yeater backtracked.

He now admits the scandal was the most trying moment of his career to date.

The singer tells Britain's Fabulous magazine, "At the beginning of it all I was in Florida, away from my friends and family and I was pretty sad.

"I got to the point where I thought, 'I don't want to do this. I just want to be normal.' It was difficult because I'd never gone through anything like that."

Bieber credits his mentor Usher with helping him put the experience behind him, adding, "Usher was like, 'Prepare to have this for the rest of your career because it's not going to stop.' He's gone through some stuff and most artists go through their fair share of bull. That was just my first time."

Bieber has even forgiven Yeater for the allegations, insisting, "I feel sorry for her more than anything."

Please help us to maintain a healthy and vibrant community by reporting any illegal or inappropriate behavior. If you believe a message violates theCode of Conductplease use this form to notify the moderators. They will investigate your report and take appropriate action. If necessary, they report all illegal activity to the proper authorities.
100 character limit
Are you sure you want to delete this comment?
more on msn music
Miranda Lambert/Pharrell Williams/Janelle Monae
See highlights from this summers' biggest current tours and festivals
Ed Sheeran: From touring with Taylor to a single with Pharrell, British troubadour navigates to pop's mainstream
Most memorable BET moments: Check out six highlights from the 2014 awards' nearly four hour event
Courtney on Kurt: His widow and Hole front woman reveals Cobain was "desperate" to achieve rock stardom
Prince reigns: The funk-rock-pop wizard reveals another full-length set ready to roll out for fans