Jason Derulo : ‘I Was Bullied As A Child’

Published: Saturday 17th Sep 2011 by David

He may be one of Pop’s more confident performers, acquiring legions of loyal fans  with his hit singles ‘Whatcha Say‘ and ‘Don’t Wanna Go Home‘ but  according to singer/songwriter Jason Derulo he was the victim of bullying as a child because of his passion for music.

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The performer, whose latest LP ‘Future History‘ hits stores September 27th revealed:

I was prone to taunts when I was younger because I was into singing. But I’m a pretty big guy and when that stuff happened to me, I didn’t back down – I got into fights all the time.

Going onto explain:

If you’re being bullied, you do have to put a stop to it straight away because if you do back down, it’s them winning and they’ll do it more. Stand up to it and it’ll go away because bullies don’t want to fight, they just want to show off.

In the words of a certain Jessie J– ‘Who’s Laughing Now?’.


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  1. onyx September 17, 2011


  2. ASAP (As Sincere As Possible) September 17, 2011

    OK wait…People were bullying him because he was singing??This is the 1st and probably the last time that I’ll hear this s***.I’ve heard of people mocking choir kids, but bullying??Anyway, maybe his story is true and I will accept that, but I can give him NO respect for coming up with it 10 days before his album release and while his single is underperforming.

    Btw, I couldn’t even giggle at “legions of loyal fans”.Just a blank stare

  3. Mickie September 17, 2011

    Suck it up. Everyone gets bullied at some point in their life

  4. THE UNIVERSITY OF GAGA (IS†ANN4GAGA) September 17, 2011

    Bullies suck

    @ASAP you do have a point but then again to some people,if you are a MALE and you DON’T particularly care for sports and act all Masculine,then you get labeled as a “f**,q****” or “weird”

  5. ASAP (As Sincere As Possible) September 17, 2011

    @ISTANN4GAGA Agreed.I’m a guy too and I’m not really into team sports and video games (that’s still “cool” in my country 😳 ), so I’ve been mocked too, but I’ve never been bullied.Quite the opposite, I would say.And when he said that he’s a big guy and fought back, it’s obvious that he isn’t talking about verbal bullying, so I really cannot imagine how he was bullied just because of his hobbies.Different cultures or big lies…

  6. Perry Power September 17, 2011

    I cant see him fighting bullies, and Ive never heard of guys being ullied for singing. Not even the band kids. I mean yeah, people made fun of them, but never bullied or fought them. At least the high school I went to.

  7. Perry Power September 17, 2011

    Infact, most of the band/choir people would all hang out in the drama room. Nobody really mixed with other groups. Maybe its different for different schools.

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  9. penny September 17, 2011

    Just before his CD is released he comes up with this s*** being bullied. LMFAO. When I was in school they made fun of the girly boys but that’s it. They was not bullied. If he got bullied it’s how he carried himself and acting like he has this grand voice lol

  10. Mals September 17, 2011

    @PERRYPOWER I agree! All the ‘musicians’ look down on everyone like their all that…

  11. nice_gurl September 17, 2011

    I believe him. I don’t think he would just make up this story. It Girl is actually doing pretty good. In Australia I think it’s number 3, in US it’s climbing but it’s around no.20-25.

  12. THE UNIVERSITY OF GAGA (IS†ANN4GAGA) September 17, 2011

    I do see what you are saying….I doubt things get really physical and tbh IDK why it seemed like he would fight before he tells someone about it….IDK

    As for sports……..Not my thing (Games are OK sometimes though…)

  13. Sleazy September 17, 2011

    O pls ppl gets bullied for anything! You always get those haters If you any better than them they will find a way to Bring you down To the ppl that sayin he lieng Probably are bullies! Everybody at 1 point in their life got bullied depends on how you handle it! Ppl can really mean! I hope he doesn’t pull a lady gaga though (Yall knw what I’m talking bout)

  14. Rated September 17, 2011

    Go get some balls!

  15. Pop Royalty (RUDE BOY) September 17, 2011

    I guess he tried to take a page from gaga’s ” how to get new fans” book ! But he couldn’t read it after he took it out !!

    and yes ! ppl can bully you for having a soft thin voice ! But I doubt they attacked them physically though u_u.

    but he already said that now to get ppl’s attention !

    I’m not that crazy about sports too ! but playing sports doesnt make u a real man ! Also singing with a thin voice won’t male u a f** !!! # STEREOTYPES SUCK !

  16. dang September 17, 2011


  17. i’m a billy goat September 17, 2011

    Oh GIRL BYE BYE! We’ve all been bullied in one way or another. We are either too tall, too short, too large, too thin, too black, too white, too blah, blah, blah! I guess they are not anticipating strong 1st week sells figures if he’s coming out with this ppathetic sympathy play!

    *YAWN* 3X at this move… O__0

    Impress me and talk about the bigget bulliers in the known universe, the “AMERICAN MEDIA MAFIA”! These fools will bully anybody.



  19. Bumpy September 19, 2011

    He was bullied because he was gay. He should have just stated the obvious instead of making the whole “I was bullied because I was singing.” If he would have kept it real and just revealed the REAL reason as to why he was bullied, he could have been a role model and helped someone out who is going through the same exact thing. SMH. I wish these artists wouldn’t sugar coat every f****** thing and keep it real with themselves.

  20. Imani177 September 20, 2011

    Poor Jason. but i bet those bullies are taking a serious shot of hateriad now that he on stage doing his thing and they sittin’ at home watching! DO YOUR THING JASON!

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