Aminado si Martin Nievera na hindi na tulad ng dati ang kanyang kasikatan ngayon.
Pahayag ng Concert King, “Obviously, I'm not the in-demand artist I used to be, but I'm okay with that.
“I've embraced the fact that I am no longer the guy.
“When ABS restarted, I was the guy. When ASAP started, I was the guy. When TFC started, I was the guy.
“Marami na kaming guys ngayon and ang daming girls.
"And ang daming mas bata pa sa akin, mas sikat pa sa akin.”
Katulad ng kapwa niya singer na si Regine Velasquez, natanggap na rin daw niya ito.
Saad ni Martin, “I just embraced it.
“I've embraced my role or where I am in the business.
“I just want to continuously performing and making a difference in people's lives.”
Sa ngayon, kuntento na raw si Martin sa kanyang mga nagawa sa industriya at sa patuloy na pagiging bahagi nito.
“It sounds like a showbiz answer.
“But truthfully, that's my new game plan—to stay in the game and not watch it from outside looking in. I wanna be inside looking out.”
Nakapanayam ng PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) at iba pang reporters si Martin sa presscon para sa #paMORE concert nila nina Ogie Alcasid, Erik Santos, at Regine Velasquez.
Ginanap ang presscon sa Seda Vertis North Hotel nitong Biyernes, February 2.
Gaganapin naman ang #paMORE concert sa MOA Arena sa February 10.
NEGATIVE WRITE-UP. Nakapukaw naman ng pansin ang wish ni Martin matapos siyang bigyan ng surprise birthday cake sa press conference ng #paMORE.
Sa Lunes, February 5, ipagdiriwang ng Concert King ang kanyang 55th birthday.
Sa halip na para sa sarili, hiling ni Martin na magpatuloy pa ang trabaho ng entertainment reporters at bloggers.
Mensahe niya, “My birthday wish is for you to always have something to write about—all positive, never negative.
“That you would change the world with your pens, your blogging, and your computers or laptop.
“I'm always asked what's my birthday wish. I wanna wish something I can give, not something that I can take.
“So, my birthday wish is that you all stay blessed and employed.”
Kasunod nito ay natanong siya kung nakakabasa siya ng negatibong write-up tungkol sa kanya.
“Sure,” maiksing tugon ni Martin.
Ayon sa veteran singer, matatanggap daw niya ang mga ito kung totoo.
Mabuti na lamang daw at may social media na ngayon dahil mas madali nang linawin ang anumang hindi totoong naisusulat at mga negatibong komento tungkol sa mga artista.
“With social media, we can answer back immediately.
“Of course, the management and ABS-CBN encourage us not to fight on social media.
“I don't want to fight. But if I've offended anyone...
“In other words, I want to really deserve the bad write-up.
“If I cannot by way of explaining or at least explaining my side, if it doesn't work, at least I tried.
“Yun palagi ang stand ko.
“Kung nagkamali ako, or someone doesn't like my performance, I said something against my fellow artist, whatever the crime was...
“If I cannot explain myself, I would probably apologize.”
Paalala pa ni Martin sa entertainment journalists at sa publiko, “But, yes, tao lang ako...
“It's always been bad when I was 19 years old, when I started in the business, palagi akong offended.
“I just want to answer back and I never know how.
“Now we know how, we have social media, immediate na ang response.
“Pero we're just humans, we're trying to do...
“We love what we do, we love the comment of the people.
“But we also are human beings, so may feelings din kami.”