What Hip-Hop Did To Justin Bieber

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    <h3>He' doesn't think he'll ever make a record with Justin Bieber. "I don't see me and Justin Bieber making a record," said 50 Cent. </h3>

In rare occasions do we see celebrities grow up in the public eye. For better or for worse, it happens and its really an amazing thing to watch because you can literally see the accession or deterioration of that celebrity. For Justin Bieber case, its neither but what is clear is the impact hip-hop has on his life. The gradually change is mind-blowing. So to help, XXL has put together a chronological photo gallery of  Justin from baby Biebs to trap-music Biebs.

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    I’m sure hip hop didn’t do this to him, or make him behave the way he does. Here’s something they might not tell you, here come in closer, apparently that’s just the style now days. Whats next, “How Hip-Hop turned Miley Cyrus Ratchet”? Come on now XXL. Your suppose to represent Hip Hop and its culture in a positive way. Instead of stereotyping it in a way that Hip Hop has been fighting against since it beginning. Poor little white boy turned (Insert whichever word you like here) because of hip-hop. Someones changes way of dress does not mean because of hip hop (Please dont put Justin Bieber into my beloved Hip-hop Category). Lil Wayne for example, from white tee’s and baggy pants to skinny jeans, skateboarding and making rock music. Does that mean there is going to be an article “What White people did to Lil Wayne” because those are stereotypical white people things????? What brought me here was from https://www.facebook.com/xxlmag which stated for this article “Justin Bieber’s rapper friend Lil Za was first arrested this week in a raid on the Biebs’s house. See more evidence of the pop singer trying to live that hip-hop life at XXL Magazine.” Which I believe was a poor choice of words. You can see my rant on the facebook post about those words that led to this article. With the dumbing down of Hip-Hop music, I guess comes the dumbing down of Hip-Hop news. I just think saying “What Hip-Hop did to” anything or anyone, unless its a rags to riches type story or something positive, is a slap to the face of what everything hip-hop and XXL magazine stand for as a culture. Just my opinion.