Five Artists Who Have Grown Up Too Soon

Categories: Pop Life

Most child stars go through a ton of things being in the spotlight and hitting puberty in front of America. We've all seen it from Britney to Lindsay, they're going from Disney to "Daaaamn" way too fast.

Although I love it -- and at 24, I grew up with some of them -- I still have a hard time hearing some sexed-up lyrics or seeing racy photos from some artists who used to be the sweetest angels. Still waiting on Taylor Swift to wild out and rebel, but for now let's take a look how some artists went from sweetest to steamiest.

5. Rihanna
Now, Rihanna is a special case because I honestly think that she was sexy from the start. It's just that in the past few years, I think RiRi has been trying to outsex herself.

Back in 2011, I did a piece for Rocks Off about Rihanna's most controversial music videos; some of those were even banned from being played in certain countries. I have to admit the first time I heard Rihanna's song "Cockiness," I clutched my pearls a few times.

Let's go back to 2005, when Rihanna made sweet songs like "If It's Loving that You Want." Yeah, she's scantily clad in this video too, but she's on a beach. Like I said before, she was always sexy.

Compare "Pon De Replay" with "Cockiness"

4. Justin Bieber
It seems like 2009 was just yesterday, and Bieber had perfectly coiffed hair and was adorable enough to make anyone melt and say "Awww" when he sang. Now the once-precious angel is 19 and doing it all, from allegedly smoking weed to showing off his ripped body and getting tough with the paparazzi.

He apologized for not being perfect after the weed-smoking incident, but he seems to like showing off that body a bit much. Justin is all grown up and awkwardly grinding on Nicki Minaj in his video for "Beauty and The Beat," and it's a lot to accept.

Compare "Baby" and "Beauty and the Beat"

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Robert Medlin
Robert Medlin

You could also name this "5 people that need to go away forever"


Miley still feels pretty wholesome to me for some reason. Maybe it's because I haven't heard anything really scandalous in her music. No "bitch, I'm fucking Miley" or references to balls, spit, and semen. If the worst she does is try salvia and take a naked back pic, I'd say she's acting her age ;P

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