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Steve Aoki Featured On Latest Episode Of The Joe Rogan Experience

Thu, 09/05/2019 - 19:29

Internationally known world-wide touring DJ and Dim Mak record label head, Steve Aoki recently sat down with Joe Rogan for episode #1345 of The Joe Rogan Experience. Rogan and Aoki discuss a plethora of topics during the nearly 3 hour conversation, everything ranging from Steve explaining to Rogan the caking phenomenon that happens to Steve’s fans at music festivals, life extension, and what triggered Steve’s unique interest in various forms of health.

Joe Rogan being host of one of the most popular podcasts on the planet is known for having on an abundance of interesting and unique individuals stretching across various fields of expertise. Everyone from Elon Musk to Neil Degrassi Tyson to Alex Jones, to World-wide touring DJ Steve Aoki. When we saw that Aoki had joined Rogan for his latest episode we immediately knew the two would be bound to discuss a bunch of science, music, health and future related issues and topics.

During the episode, Steve talks about how he has already planned for his body to be cryogenically frozen once he dies, his passion for health science due to the passing of his father, time travel and his aspirations to work with scientists on music. At one point during the discussion Steve talks to Joe about the tech individual he wants to work with in the studio the most, that being none other than Tesla CEO, Elon Musk. Joe casually responds “I’ll ask him. I’ll send him a text message.”

Watch Steve Aoki on the Joe Rogan Experience below!

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This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Steve Aoki Featured On Latest Episode Of The Joe Rogan Experience

Bricks of cocaine are washing up on Florida beaches thanks to Hurricane Dorian

Thu, 09/05/2019 - 18:04

Hurricane Dorian is bringing more than doom and gloom to the east coast right now. It’s also causing bricks of cocaine to wash up on beaches. More than one instance of residents finding drugs on their beaches have been reported to police in the past few days.

According to KTNV in Las Vegas, a bag containing 15 bricks of cocaine weighing a kilo each, washed ashore on Cocoa Beach in Florida on Friday. After that, about 15 miles south of Cocoa Beach, another brick of cocaine was found at Paradise Beach and Park in Melbourne, Florida on Tuesday.

“There is a possibility that more will come onshore,” Manny Hernandez, a spokesman for the Cocoa Beach Police Department, told Florida Today. “Especially now with these conditions. It could be coming from anywhere.”

Beachgoers are urged to alert police to any suspicious items they encounter. The possibility that more bricks have washed ashore and not been reported is also very real.

 

via KTNV

This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Bricks of cocaine are washing up on Florida beaches thanks to Hurricane Dorian

Facebook Dating Officially Launches To Select Users [HOW IT WORKS + SCREENSHOTS]

Thu, 09/05/2019 - 16:31

More than a year after it was first announced, Facebook Dating is now officially rolling out to select users.

“We’ve been really slow, actually, with this rollout,” Charmaine Hung, a product manager at Facebook Dating, told CNN Business. “We really wanted to make sure we got it right because dating is so personal.”

Many apps already make use of Facebook’s API and populate lists with your friends, interests, and other notable descriptors, but this is the first time that the platform itself is venturing into the dating world. And why not? Whether through Facebook, Instagram, Messenger, or WhatsApp, much of today’s communication — and flirting — goes through one of the company’s platforms.

Facebook Dating gets an immediate leg up on the competition with a functionality called Secret Crushes, which allows users to select up to nine friends whom they already have a crush on. If one of your crushes also marks you down as one of theirs, the app lets you know and you two can take it from there..

The process for setting up your Dating profile, shown in its entirety below, goes into detail about what information you supply, how it will be used, and more. Check your Facebook app to see if you’ve been selected for early access, or go into your settings (bottom-most right picture) to see if you can access it there.

This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Facebook Dating Officially Launches To Select Users [HOW IT WORKS + SCREENSHOTS]

Nicki Minaj Announces Retirement from Music

Thu, 09/05/2019 - 15:12

After 15 years working in music, Nicki Minaj has announced her retirement to focus on her family.

Minaj tweeted this afternoon, “I’ve decided to retire & have my family. I know you guys are happy now. To my fans, keep reppin me, do it til da death of me, in the box- cuz ain’t nobody checkin me. Love you for LIFE.”

This announcement follows another announcement last month of her intention to marry boyfriend Kenneth Petty. At the time, she made no mention of retirement and in fact mentioned working on a new album.

Petty is a registered sex offender, convicted of first-degree attempted rape in 1995 for which he served almost 4 years in prison. He served another 7 years in prison in the 2000s when he was convicted of first-degree manslaughter.

Nicki Minaj has previously worked with the likes of David Guetta, Major Lazer, and more

See the tweet below.

I’ve decided to retire & have my family. I know you guys are happy now. To my fans, keep reppin me, do it til da death of me, ❌ in the box- cuz ain’t nobody checkin me. ✅ Love you for LIFE ????♥????

— Mrs. Petty (@NICKIMINAJ) September 5, 2019

This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Nicki Minaj Announces Retirement from Music

Electric Zoo Issues Statement After Multiple Reports Of Inappropriate Searches, Sexual Assault From Security

Thu, 09/05/2019 - 14:00

Yesterday, Twitter and Reddit was flooded with accounts of inappropriate searches and sexual assault at Electric Zoo festival in New York this past weekend. According to many users, it was the same man conducting searches that appeared to be the most culpable in these acts, described as a man with a man-bun and beard; however, it’s unclear how many others searching entry lines were responsible.

Posts from many users contain the same general story: they were waiting in line to enter the festival when a police officer with a dog approached them. The dog made no indications of drugs on their person, but the officer pulled them out of line regardless. They were either patted down inappropriately, or, in some cases, forced to comply with a complete strip search. Though the accounts are hearsay, all of the users recounting their experiences claim they had zero illegal substances on their person. Some say they were searched repeatedly, even after initial searches found nothing.

Today, Electric Zoo released statements on its social media channels.

It has come to our attention that there have been reports on social media regarding incidents involving security at Electric Zoo.

We remain proactive and dedicated in protecting our attendees and ask that anyone with first-hand knowledge of any such incident contact us at security@electriczoo.com.

Any reports will be kept confidential. The safety and welfare of all those who attend Electric Zoo is our top priority.

Please see attached below for full statement

We remain proactive and dedicated in protecting our attendees and ask that anyone with first-hand knowledge of any such incident contact us at security@electriczoo.com pic.twitter.com/FZzkGPhy1V

— Electric Zoo (@ElectricZooNY) September 5, 2019

Many people are suggesting to contact lawyers first rather than provide information to Electric Zoo. Some believe a class action lawsuit could be feasible.

To make matters worse, at least from a PR stand point, comments have been turned off on Electric Zoo’s Instagram post. In addition, the Facebook post which seems to have been screenshotted for their tweet seems to be restricted to a specific audience, as evidenced by the obvious whited-out timestamp on the post, and is not public. Electric Zoo did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Read reports and testimonials from attendees on Twitter and Reddit below. Anyone with pictures of the suspected security guard is encouraged to reach out to matt@youredm.com.

@ElectricZooNY after reading this on the official fb page… i am disgusted and shocked that nothing has been done about this. my heart goes out to each girl who was subject to this. do you support this kind of behavior from the people you hire that should be keeping us safe? pic.twitter.com/ull2zuyvU3

— Jaime???? (@iceicejaimee) September 4, 2019

Sexually Harassed and Humiliated by Festival Security? from electriczoo

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This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Electric Zoo Issues Statement After Multiple Reports Of Inappropriate Searches, Sexual Assault From Security

How To Get The Illenium Filter On Snapchat

Thu, 09/05/2019 - 12:58

HOW TO GET THE ILLENIUM FILTER ON SNAPCHAT

It’s been about 3 weeks since Illenium released his latest album, ASCEND. With plenty of incredible tracks to be found within, we’re still in awe every time we listen all the way through. Now, Illenium is keeping the momentum (and social media engagement) for the album going with a new lens on Snapchat.

Yes, people still use Snapchat… the “Good Things Fall Apart” lens, so named after his collaboration with Jon Bellion on the album, a personal favorite, is now available. It turns the user’s face into a burning deity — or demon — complete with a flame crown and emblazoned eyes. Embers rise from the bottom as the borders of the screen are imbued with a glossy, bright hue.

It’s easy to unlock the lens, just click here!

GTFA Snapchat lens is now available! Share your best ones below ????https://t.co/zStb20J4Og pic.twitter.com/vFTSdt6hXa

— ILLENIUM (@ILLENIUMMUSIC) September 4, 2019

 

Photo via Rukes.com

This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: How To Get The Illenium Filter On Snapchat

Flume Finally Speaks Out On His Viral Ass Eating At Burning Man

Thu, 09/05/2019 - 00:17

It’s taken 48 hours, but Flume has finally spoken out about his viral ass eating video from Burning Man. And just as we suspected, he’s taking it in stride.

Posting a pic to Instagram of him eating a peach, the universal emoji for a butt, he captioned it, “It was a joke (sorry mum).” The “sorry mum” is in reference to the video his girlfriend Paige Elkington shared on Instagram.

So there you have it — the ass eating legend lives on.

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It was a joke (sorry mum) ????

A post shared by Flume (@flume) on Sep 4, 2019 at 7:06pm PDT

This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Flume Finally Speaks Out On His Viral Ass Eating At Burning Man

Martin Garrix Drops Soon Released Remix of Lewis Capaldi’s “Someone You Loved”

Wed, 09/04/2019 - 18:22

Martin Garrix has an exciting new release in the works, but then again — when doesn’t he?! Regardless, fans are especially excited for him to unleash his take on Lewis Capaldi‘s “Someone You Loved,” a beautiful new remix he has only dropped into his sets twice thus far.

The forthcoming remix is uplifting and euphoric, which you can hear play out in divine fashion via the video below. While the original song by Capaldi is delicate, using only a soft instrumental to back the emotional vocal performance, Garrix takes the idea to new heights. It’s a bold, transformative remix with epic main stage vibes.

This marks Garrix’s fist solo remix since he reworked The Weeknd‘s “Can’t Feel My Face” in 2015. Last year, he and Cesqeaux teamed up to remix “Ocean” by Khalid. With his official remixes few and far between, there was obviously something he heard in “Someone You Loved” that he simply couldn’t resist.

No word on a drop date yet, but we’re beyond ready for this one!

Lewis Capaldi – “Someone You Loved” (Marin Garrix Remix)

???? IT'S REAL. IT'S HAPPENING. ????

LEWIS CAPALDI – SOMEONE YOU LOVED ( MARTIN GARRIX REMIX ) IS COMING ????

In this video you can hear Martijn saying "This is the second time I'm playing this brand new remix!" ???? @LewisCapaldi pic.twitter.com/E8Goz94qlC

— MARTIN GARRIX HUB (@MartinGarrixHub) September 4, 2019

 

Photo via Rukes.com

This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Martin Garrix Drops Soon Released Remix of Lewis Capaldi’s “Someone You Loved”

Bassnectar Is Giving 1,000 Fans Free 1-Month Therapy Sessions

Wed, 09/04/2019 - 18:12

Bassnectar is promoting mental health and giving back in a really huge way. Using proceeds from Bass Center XII, the producer is funding 1,000 month-long therapy sessions. The program is headed up by his own Be Interactive HQ and Better Help.

The Interactive Support & Guidance Project calls on fans to learn more about the program and sign up for a chance to win four therapy sessions. Anyone dealing with anxiety or depression, having relationship issues or feeling under pressure, or even if you’re happy and just looking for advice — this program is for you.

The website states: Be Interactive, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, is inspiring the empathic to make an impact through radical kindness, respectful creativity, volunteering, and charity.

Mental health is critical, especially for those in the music industry. However, this program emphasizes that you don’t have to be in a crisis to seek therapy. It’s all about bettering yourself and developing skills to keep your mind healthy, and essentially, happy.

If interested, fill out the interactive support and guidance application here. Bassnectar’s Interactive Support & Guidance Project

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We are delighted to announce @BeInteractiveHQ & @BetterHelp are using proceeds from #BassCenterXII to fund 1000 months of free therapy. To sign up, go to BeInteractiveHQ.org

A post shared by Bassnectar (@bassnectar) on Sep 1, 2019 at 7:23pm PDT

 

Photo via aLIVE Coverage

This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Bassnectar Is Giving 1,000 Fans Free 1-Month Therapy Sessions

Tinder Offers Online Daters $30 Tickets To The Hottest Live Nation Shows

Wed, 09/04/2019 - 18:09

Swipe right for concert tickets!

Tinder and Live Nation are teaming up to bring online daters affordable concert experiences. Anyone using the app is eligible for $30 tickets to hot shows for the rest of the summer, as part of the “epic first dates” initiative.

Right now, Tinder users can snag concert tickets to see Meek Mill & Future, The Chainsmokers, Logic, A$AP Ferg, Gesaffelstein, Young Thug & Machine Gun KellyGryffin, and more. And — we know you’ll love this one — discounted tickets are available for the Alchemy Tour with NGHTMRE + SLANDER present Gud Vibrations, Seven Lions and The Glitch Mob.

It’s not uncommon for EDM lovers to find their match at a show. Maybe Tinder is onto something here.

The $30 ticket promo is expected to run through October.

Get started at Tinder.com.

 

H/T: Billboard | Photo: Rukes.com

This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Tinder Offers Online Daters $30 Tickets To The Hottest Live Nation Shows

Armin van Buuren Launches New Documentary Series ‘Mr. Perfect’ [WATCH]

Wed, 09/04/2019 - 18:06

Armin van Buuren — who has been named DJ Mag’s #1 Top DJ five total times — strives for perfection in whatever he does. His two-decade long career has reached great heights, but Armin still feels as if he’s just getting started.

Playing off what his friends call him, Mr. Perfect, the amazing talent presents a new documentary series that touches on his personal and professional experiences. From the struggles and insecurities he faced early on in his career, to headlining massive shows and music festivals, the series Armin van Buuren is Mr. Perfect covers it all.

Exclusive behind-the-scenes content seen below portrays Armin like never before. So far, the first three episodes can be accessed via YouTube. Each running about 25 minutes long.

Of course, nobody is perfect, but Armin comes pretty damn close. Watch Armin van Buuren is Mr. Perfect here and get to know the man behind the music!

Armin van Buuren – Mr. Perfect Episodes 1 – 3

 

Photo via Rukes.com

This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Armin van Buuren Launches New Documentary Series ‘Mr. Perfect’ [WATCH]

Zeds Dead & Jauz Tease Their Next Collaboration Out Next Week

Wed, 09/04/2019 - 18:03

Zeds Dead and Jauz are hitting us with another collaboration, set to drop next week!

Last time these guys teamed up, “Lights Go Down” came to be, setting the entire EDM world on fire with the deep, dubby production. Thankfully, they aren’t stopping there as their labels join forces to unleash their next single together, “Shake.”

Zeds Dead x Jauz, Deadbeats x Bite This — collaborations just don’t get much better than this. The forthcoming track, headed up by these powerhouse tastemakers, is bound to “Shake” every club and every stage it comes in contact with. Get ready.

Preview part of the unreleased single here and check back next Tuesday to listen in full.

Zeds Dead x Jauz – Shake

PRESAVE: https://Deadbeats.presave.io/t/shake

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Deadbeats x @heybitethis are BACK with another fire collab from @zedsdead x @jauzofficial! ????Shake???? drops 9/10 (PRESAVE IN BIO)

A post shared by DeadBeats (@deadbeats) on Sep 4, 2019 at 10:00am PDT

This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Zeds Dead & Jauz Tease Their Next Collaboration Out Next Week

Man charged in connection with death of rapper Mac Miller

Wed, 09/04/2019 - 17:58

Mac Miller tragically died in September 2018 as a result of a lethal mix of fentanyl and cocaine. Pills reportedly recovered from the home by emergency services included Xanax, Oxycodone, Hydrocodone, and generic Adderall.

Now, nearly a year to the day since his death, prosecutors have charged a man in connection to his death. It’s alleged that Cameron James Pettit, 28, supplied Miller with counterfeit oxycodone pills containing fentanyl. According to the 42-page criminal complaint filed in the Central District of California, Miller had asked to be furnished with “percs,” an abbreviation for percocet, a prescribed painkiller containing oxycodone.

“We are aggressively targeting drug dealers responsible for trafficking illicit fentanyl, which has become the most deadly facet of the opioid epidemic,” said United States Attorney Nick Hanna. “We are committed to slowing the number of overdose deaths and prosecuting those responsible for spreading this most dangerous opioid.”

Copies of Instagram direct messages obtained by authorities show Pettit point to his guilt. “I think I should probably not post anything …just to be smart,” Petit allegedly said in one of the texts. In another, he apparently wrote, “I am not great … Most likely I will die in jail.”

Pettit has been charged with one count of distribution of a controlled substance.

 

via NBC

This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Man charged in connection with death of rapper Mac Miller

Diplo Reveals His Top 10 Favorite Songs to Play At Burning Man

Wed, 09/04/2019 - 16:36

Diplo spent the last several days running around Burning Man, playing “341 different sets.” Of course that’s a huge exaggeration, but we get what he means.

Of the numerous Diplo live sets on the Playa, the producer has compiled a list of his favorite selects — the top 10 most played tunes straight from his flash drive. Not only was he rinsing his own music and tunes from Silk City, LSD, and Major Lazer, but also hot new remixes from QuixNonsens and more.

Silk city – Electricity Mk remix
&me – Garden
Purple disco Machine – emotion
Diplo and Ellie Goulding – close to me (nonsens remix)
Diplo – hold you tight (anden remix)
LSD – heavan can wait (Aston shuffle remix )
RL grime/ Miguel and julia michaels – light me up (quix remix )
Rolling Stones – Gimme shelter
Major Lazer / Koffee – Toast mashup
Diplo/Sleepy Tom/Krystal Klear – be right there edit

The producer says: “Big up all the awesome people at robot heart, Roots society. The cloud, camp question mark, any art car that drive around w me and my friends and camp that let me play (juju, breakfast club). I’ll be posting the sets next week for you.”

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Made a little top ten list of songs I played at burning man during my 341 different sets . Swipe to see them all Silk city – Electricity Mk remix &me – Garden Purple disco Machine – emotion Diplo and Ellie Goulding – close to me (nonsens remix) Diplo – hold you tight (anden remix) LSD – heavan can wait (Aston shuffle remix ) RL grime/ Miguel and julia michaels – light me up (quix remix ) Rolling Stones – Gimme shelter Major Lazer / Koffee – Toast mashup Diplo/Sleepy Tom/Krystal Klear – be right there edit

A post shared by Thomas Wesley (@diplo) on Sep 2, 2019 at 9:11am PDT

 

Photo by Paul Morigi/Getty Images for The Stronach Group

This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Diplo Reveals His Top 10 Favorite Songs to Play At Burning Man

Metarama Gaming + Music Festival Officially Cancelled, Issues Statement

Wed, 09/04/2019 - 15:08

Last Friday, an initial report by ESPN claimed that Metarama Gaming + Music Festival, set to take place over October 19th and 20th in Las Vegas, had been abruptly canceled. The festival was dark on social media and had not made any comment on the cancellation at the time.

Now, a statement on the website’s main page has confirmed the news.

“Despite incredible support and feedback surrounding this first-of-its-kind festival concept and extensive preparation to deliver an unbelievable fan experience, we regret to announce that Metarama Gaming + Music Festival has been cancelled.

100% of your purchase will be refunded to the original payment source on, or before, September 6th. Look for “FGT*METARAMA” on your bank statement. Please allow 7 – 10 days for the funds to be returned to the account.”

Metarama was to be headed up by gamer/livestreamer Tyler “Ninja” Blevins and Marshmello, with other superstars on the bill including Snoop Dogg, Logic and Alan Walker. It was produced by C3 Presents, the team behind Lollapalooza and Austin City Limits Music Festival, in partnership with Scott London and Seth Schorr of Esports Hospitality Concepts.

 

Photo via Rukes.com

This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Metarama Gaming + Music Festival Officially Cancelled, Issues Statement

The Woman Responsible for Flume’s Viral Ass Eating Reveals New Details About What Happened

Wed, 09/04/2019 - 13:21

Global searches for Flume jumped 100% on Tuesday after a video of the Australian DJ/producer sticking his face in his girlfriend’s bum went viral. At Burning Man, such an act is hardly considered radical or strange — there are much odder things happening at the annual gathering in the makeshift city of Black Rock City, Nevada every year.

What prompted the act was an attendee holding up a sign that asked, “Does Flume even eat a**?” in the crowd. Now, Ambor Mercy, the woman who was holding the sign, has spoken out.

“It’s sad to me that people are making it out to be some crazy sex act when he just put his face in [the woman’s] bottom,” Mercy told the Daily Mail. “There was consent from her and she was wearing underwear so it’s not like he actually [performed the sex act] on stage. It was just in good Burning Man fun.”

Apparently, the sign had been used all week to write notes to DJs, not an entirely uncommon practice.

“We had initially written on the white board, ‘Do you think Flume eats a**’ as a joke,” she said. “We had a few flash lights that we were pointing towards it so he could read it.

“[Flume] gave us two thumbs up when we saw the sign so we wrote ‘Prove it.’ He did not disappoint and did it. We also got him to take off his shirt. It was all in good fun and everyone who was there to see him was loving it.”

Flume’s most recent shows have included an element of performance art.

This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: The Woman Responsible for Flume’s Viral Ass Eating Reveals New Details About What Happened

Get lost in Tyzo Bloom’s debut EP “You Drive Me Crazy, Don’t Leave”

Wed, 09/04/2019 - 12:53

Tyzo Bloom has an innate ability to deliver powerful and emotional songs. He doesn’t over produce songs, allowing them to speak naturally. This bedroom style of pop music has been taking off recently, and with one listen to Tyzo’s debut EP you’ll see why. His simplistic beats allow for his vocalists to shine. He accentuates their voices magnificently with a soft and subtle touch. This perfect combination makes for an EP that’s easy on the ears and will make you feel something. Have a listen to the entire EP below to see why Tyzo Bloom should be on your radar.

This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Get lost in Tyzo Bloom’s debut EP “You Drive Me Crazy, Don’t Leave”

Walden & Pete K Join Forces For Mesmerizing Single, “Gotten” [Release Deep]

Wed, 09/04/2019 - 12:15

Both Walden & Pete K have earned the reputation in the industry as being two highly talented producers with a knack for creating incredible music. They teamed up for their latest single, “Gotten”, out on Third Party’s Release Deep imprint, and it’s nothing short of spectacular.

Maintaining the key elements found in the revered Release sound, “Gotten” adds a dark deep house twist to a groove-led progressive melody to craft the ideal ‘Release Deep’ opener. It’s progressive house to the core and done perfectly.

Listen to Walden & Pete K’s single “Gotten” below!

 

 

 

This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Walden & Pete K Join Forces For Mesmerizing Single, “Gotten” [Release Deep]

COSMOW Team Up Singer-songwriter Platone for a 2019 Summer House Anthem

Wed, 09/04/2019 - 06:14

As summer 2019 comes to a close we still have the last drops of those deep house bangers releasing to grace the dance floors from NYC to Ibiza. Today, we are proud to present another instant summer classic to add to this list, ‘Take Me Anywhere’. A collaboration by talented producers Cosmow and singer-songwriter, Platone. Expect thumping kicks and basslines, catchy vocal hooks and a trumpet infused summer vibes drop. This one is must for those summer playlists, enjoy this loud.



This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: COSMOW Team Up Singer-songwriter Platone for a 2019 Summer House Anthem

Justin Bieber Talks Candidly On Childhood Fame, Drug Abuse & Mental Health

Tue, 09/03/2019 - 21:08

At 25, Justin Bieber has experienced (probably more than anyone else) the ups and downs of fame. Now, he’s finally ready to open up.

In the post below, the singer/songwriter details the ramifications of his superstardom. From the failed relationships, to heavy drug use, to struggles with childhood fame — from the most “loved and adored” person in the world to the most “ridiculed, judged and hated.” It took him years to bounce back from the bad decisions.

He explains, “So by this point I was 18 with no skills in the real world, with millions of dollars and access to whatever I wanted. This is a very scary concept for anyone.”

“I started doing pretty heavy drugs at 19 and abused all my relationships,” he says. “I became resentful, disrespectful to women … hiding behind a shell of a person that I had become.”

“Luckily God blessed me with extraordinary people who love me for me.” He believes he’s now in the best season of his life and marriage, which has taught him “patience, trust, commitment, kindness, humility, and all of the things it looks like to be a good man.”

Bieber seems to be completely open and honest in this new update — and most importantly, in a good place.

Read the post, straight from Justin Bieber’s heart, below.

Justin Bieber Opens Up

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Hope you find time to read this it’s from my heart

A post shared by Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) on Sep 2, 2019 at 2:38pm PDT

This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Justin Bieber Talks Candidly On Childhood Fame, Drug Abuse & Mental Health

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