NEW YORK CITY (The Snarky Pants Press) – A second pop star in as many months has secretly dropped a single on iTunes today. Cry for Help, is the first single to be released from Justin Bieber’s forthcoming album, Someone Reign Me In Before I Turn Into Leif Garrett.
When asked if Def Jam decided to covertly drop Cry for Help, in part, because of the label’s recent success secretly releasing Beyonce’s album, XO, which sold nearly a half million copies within the first twenty-four hours, Bieber’s publicist responded, “No, no. The song wasn’t ready. Justin was coming off of Xanax, and – between that and all the weed he smokes – his impulse control is pretty much non-existent. We just roll with it.” In fact, a source close to the Bieber camp, confirmed that, shortly after he surrendered to Toronto authorities, after being charged with criminally assaulting a limousine driver last month, Bieber used his sole phone call to contact his label – not his lawyer – to demand that Cry for Help be released the day after the Super Bowl, or he would take “drastic action.”
When pressed as to what Bieber meant by drastic action, a source close to the Bieber camp revealed that Bieber specifically threatened to “drag race a Lamborghini with bald tires on an Atlanta highway during an ice storm – while tweaking and having sex with a Brazilian prostitute” as soon as he was released from jail, if the record label refused to comply. “Naturally, Def Jam hung up on him,” the source said. “But then they thought about it and realized they should get a single out there before Biebs really f**ks up. You know, like tattoos a swastika on his forehead. Or tweets that he’s gay. Or gets married. He could lose his entire female fan base. That marriage shit is serious.”
On condition of anonymity, another source at Def Jam further confirmed that Bieber’s label tried to convince him that no one would hear his Cry for Help if he dropped it on Monday, as most news outlets would be reporting on the Super Bowl, the depth of the hole Chris Christie has dug for himself and, now, the sad passing of theatrical genius, Philip Seymour Hoffman. Unless Bieber were to get arrested or overdose on some hard drugs, the label insisted, his Cry for Help would be heard by no one. Def Jam’s decision to release the single on Tuesday prompted Bieber to tweet: “Do I have to DIE to get DEF JAM to HEAR me?” #Beliebers.”
It is noteworthy that Bieber paid tribute to Hoffman’s life by later tweeting: “Hope #PhilipSeymourHoffman was a #Belieber so he will get 2 Heaven. RIP Luv my fans.”
Music critics haven’t been kind when it comes to Bieber’s Cry for Help. “Raw, in a way that only Lorde can pull off, and partially-slurred…,” blogged Rolling Stone’s Mark Wonder, who further described it as “[a] whining diatribe about how Bieber wants to die because no one loves him enough to say no to him. Wah, wah, wah, Justin. Suddenly, you’re the exhaustingly maudlin Bella Swan of the music industry, but you were hired to be this generation’s Britney Spears. Now snort some cocaine and practice your high notes.”
Moreover, some critics have warned listeners not to read too much into Bieber’s morose lyrics in Cry for Help. Lyrics like: I wake and bake/naked girl at my side/Dad serves breakfast in bed/A blunt three inches wide, and This is a cry for help/Do I have to scream/I am so effed up/Better switch to Beam have drawn criticism from some in the rap community who believe that Bieber is in no real danger. “He’s smoking pot, man, ” Snoop Lion told an MTV reporter. “Do you think I’d smoke 81 blunts a day if the shit could kill you? I’ll worry when he starts hanging out with Keith Richards.”
One popular, Los Angeles-based DJ, JazzyJeff261, feels that if becoming a rapper is Bieber’s goal, he should consider referring to Selena Gomez as his “bitch” or “cock pocket,” in case recent photos of him canoodling a stripper’s breast weren’t enough to make the young actress and singer feel cheap and used. “If he was truly gangsta,” JazzyJeff261 said, “he woulda tweeted that pic himself. But he ain’t no playa.”
Randy Thurman with Entertainment Weekly panned Bieber’s Cry for Help as “predictable and stale.” Singling out some of the song’s most disturbing lyrics: Sometimes I think it’s not enough/The high lasts only hours/Sometimes I wish they’d just say no/Before I’m buried beneath flowers, Thurman blogged, “We’ve seen this desperate wail for attention before, but from artists like Kurt Cobain, who experienced genuine, personal pain in order to create his music. Bieber only experiences pain if his acne shows up in a selfie.”
“Bieber’s Cry for Help proves that he’s no Leif Garrett or Andy Gibb,” wrote Vibe blogger, Hannah Creed. “Perhaps The Bieb should consider acting; with any luck, he might end up like Corey Haim.”
Stars have reached out with advice. Miley Cyrus, who recently lit up a joint while accepting a music award in Amsterdam, suggested to People’s Cara Thandry that “Biebs should shoot the video for Cry for Help totally naked on top of, like, a wrecked train. And totally f**king high. Soaring, man. Just shoot it in, like, Denver, right?” She then stuck out her tongue and offered to French kiss Thandry, who declined.
While a guest on the TODAY show this morning, Kelly Osbourne suggested that Bieber, “Lose the bloody backwards caps. Makes him look like douchebag.”
Snoop Lion was similarly disappointed in Bieber, who rose to fame as a YouTube sensation. “I told him, ‘You don’t touch anyone. That’s why you got a posse. It’s the posse’s job to rough up f**king, limousine-driving, non-Beliebers. Not you, man. You’re the golden duck, you know?” When asked what he thought of Biebers’s alleged drug problem, Lion replied, “Is he out of drugs? Oh, man, I can hook him up.”
When asked what he thought of the 19-year old Bieber testing positive for Xanax, cannabis and alcohol while operating a motor vehicle, legendary musician, Keith Richards, laughed aloud and said, “Amateur. Let me know when he uses some real f**king drugs. Tell Bieber’s dad to call Snoop Dogg or Snoop Lion or whatever the f**k he calls himself now. He can hook him up.”
Though Bieber could not be reached for comment, his father, Jeremy, who assisted in blocking the Miami street his son was later arrested on for drag-racing while under the influence, has his own theories about his son’s recent escalating, erratic behavior. “It’s all about street cred. My son’s, well…you know, he’s a pretty boy. And he wants to be Eminem. But you gotta earn street cred. If you don’t go to jail, it’s because you’re a pussy. You don’t kiss a stripper’s titty while being photographed and, suddenly, you’re gay. You don’t do drugs and you’re a Jonas Brother. I’m just lettin’ him be Da Man, you know.” Asked if he thought his son had a drug problem, Jeremy Bieber laughed and said, “He was only driving 65 m.p.h. – in a Lamborghini – when he was pulled over. Hell, the pot and Xanax slowed him way down. He doesn’t have a drug problem; he has a drug solution.”
What about studies that suggest that heavy marijuana usage before the age of 23 can permanently damage the brain’s frontal lobe, affecting the user’s ability to control impulses and make well-considered decisions? “Whatever. Justin’s frontal lobe is unBeliebable, you know what I’m sayin’?” Jeremy said. “He’s more popular than Jesus Christ. How many 13-year old girls want to lose their virginity to Jesus? Not enough to afford Christ a Lamborghini, I’ll tell you that. He’s obviously making good decisions.”
Critics are complaining that Bieber’s Cry for Help lacks the distinctive boppiness that the singer is known for; however, his management team is more concerned that his recent antics are serious enough to get him banned from tween’s playlists by parents, but not serious enough to garner him the artistic respect he needs if he’s going to successfully transition from bubble gum to Big League Chew, ostensibly a better, badder bubble gum. However, if early numbers are determinative, Bieber’s Cry for Help fell on deaf ears todays – particularly with his most revered audience: tween girls, gay boys, the tone deaf, and pedophiles – selling only a few thousand copies this morning.
While a few celebrities have already suggested that Justin Bieber’s Cry for Help might be the real deal, his father dismisses these comments as “rumors and jealousy. Justin’s fine. I travel with him, everywhere. He’s 19. What do you want me to do? I buy his pot for him to make sure it’s the good stuff. Hell, I got a call in to Snoop Lion, as we speak.”
Three years ago, Justin Bieber, himself, reassured The Mirror that “I’m not worried about a Lindsay Lohan situation. You know, getting into drugs because there’s no one to ground you. I have good people around me.”
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28 thoughts on “Justin Bieber Secretly Drops New Single, “Cry for Help””
Thank you Miss Snarky Pants. I love me some Bieber abuse!
If it gets someone’s attention to get the kid the help he needs…
I wonder how long it will take for someone to start quoting your article as fact. 😉 But yes, Cry for Help would be an aptly named tune for that boy. I feel for his mother. Must be hard watching your child self-combust.
Especially from just a few feet away. Will anyone say no to this kid, or will they milk him for the talent he has until he ends up as a tragic footnote in pop history? I realize he’s 19, but it’s not the drugs – though the pot is messing with his frontal lobe – it’s the behavior. It’s systematic. Every few days, there’s a new story about his erratic and increasingly hyper-sexualized acts. Of course, even drug users who manage to hide their demons for years and live incredibly successful lives can succumb to the drug, hence Phillip Seymour Hoffman. If Bieber doesn’t get some REAL friends soon who are willing to tell him that his shit does, indeed, stink, I predict he’s on a rapid, downward spiral.
I agree. At that age, he’s probably not going to listen to what his parents say. His peers and ‘entourage’ need to step up to the plate.
I just can’t believe his father helped block off a residential street so his high son could drag race. Then he told the world not to judge him. I’m not judging him; I want him to explain why a parent would participate in something like this. Uncool.
I didn’t realize his dad did that. I assumed you were making all that up. Guess I haven’t paid too much attention to the whole saga.
No, there is an unfortunate ring of truth to parts of this post.
I only hope that he not destroy himself and just do what he was destin to do.Sing….sing,live and be humble himself.He has hes whole life in front of him.Time can be so short Justin.Dear brother,don’t waist it,for time is all we have.
I’m diggin’ that photo of Keith Richards, especially the caption underneath. Makes me chuckle. And don’t even get me started on Miley. I’ve been twerking since ’80…child please.
When I twerk, it just means my hip’s out. Glad you like the Richards caption. Gotta love The Stones, but I know my buddy, Transman, is a huge Richards fan.
Reblogged this on tomwisk and commented:
Beebs is sucking around for getting real street cred. Being passed around a prison block like a party favor. He’ll deserve it.
Em,nice to hear from you. Justine is trying to act like a boy. It’s just a tomboy stage, she’ll grow out of it. Maybe by her high school prom.
Good to hear from you, Tom! You’re so bad! Poor Biebs and his rich, white boy problems, huh? Hey, thanks for the reblog. You’re awesome.
This was worth the wait. “You look like a Georgia O’Keefe painting”!!!! Brilliant. Glad you pulled yourself away from pillow-making long enough to write this fantastic piece 🙂
Oh, thank you, dear. Actually, I’ve been re-editing my book – most of my pillow-making is on hold until my novel is submitted. 🙂
Are you serious? I could use a reader.
Comparing Bieber’s appearance to that of a Georgia O’Keefe painting is an insult to vaginas everywhere.
Yes, my vajayjay has been bitching about it all night. I have to keep reassuring her that her hair is way cuter than Biebs’.
I’ve grown as a commenter – so much so that I’ve learned when to stop writing.
Kids growing up in show business vs pressure vs image vs no real support vs drug availability vs the incredible talent that started his career has been replaced with greed.
All bad. All sad.
Great post regardless.
Appreciate the follow of my blog The Girlz. 🙂
Thanks. I agree with you. It just seems like we’re losing our young, promising talent to ego and drugs. We don’t even censure offensive narcissistic behavior (i.e. Kanye West). We could shame people into not being such douchebags (again, Kanye West, I’m talking about you).
Ha! Here Here! douchebag=Kanye West !
I don’t feel bad about making fun of Kanye. He’s a grown man with the worst case of Narcissistic Personality Disorder I’ve ever witnessed. He buys his own hype and it’s so offensive to my sensibilities. He has the empathy of Putin, which, is to say, that he is basically the devil.
“I..I’m gunna let ya speak…”