“Baby, Baby, Oh, like Baby, Baby, Baby, NOOO!!”
Recently these lyrics have taken on a whole new meaning. A young woman, Mariah Yeater, has come forward with some shocking news for Bielebers; a claim that her 4-month-old son was fathered by the teenage mega-star.
Now I know that many JB fans didn’t believe Yeater for a second. How could their beloved, cherub-like idol (who is currently madly in love with his fellow teenstar girlfriend Selena Gomez) have a child with a 20-year-old he met backstage at one of his concerts?
This seems like an age old ploy in order for some poor girl to get her 15 minutes of fame and some probably much needed funding. However unbelievable Yeater’s claim is, it’s still a scandal, and scandal’s are news in our society. Magazines and Entertainment News shows can’t get enough of this possible blemish on Bieber’s all too pristine record (minus some “inappropriate” photos of him kissing his girlfriend, not exactly a career-damaging infraction). Star Magazine was the first to snatch up pics of the baby and it’s mother, with an exclusive interview that painted Bieber in a not-so-romantic light.
Reporters took this information and ran, trying to milk as much money out of the incident before Yeater’s 15 minutes were up. Jimmy Fallon did a very accurate and hilarious parody of Bieber’s first hit “Baby” on his late night show, and even Matt Lauer addressed the Baby Mama Drama during JBieb’s appearance on the Today Show.
Recently, Camp Bieber has released a statement that Justin will be taking a paternity test in order to prove that he had no part in the conception of the child. I can’t help but feel like this won’t be the last time Bieber will be sending out a DNA sample in order to squash baby rumors. Although this is the only guaranteed way to prove Yeater’s claim false, Bieber seems to be opening a floodgate for future paternity suits. Hopefully Bieber’s obvious talent and the support of his fans won’t let this drama overshadow, or become reoccurring for the rest of his career.