Justin Bieber’s recent headlines have been less about his music and more about his antics – something that many of Hollywood’s biggest names of taken notice of.
In a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the 19-year-old superstar and manager Scooter Braun opened up about the many stars who have reached out to the singer over the past few months.
Names like Oprah Winfrey, Adam Levine, Mark Wahlberg and Tom Hanks contacted Justin to offer advice or counsel – along with someone Justin has been close to for years.
Justin’s manager told the mag that following his tour in May, Will Smith showed up at the singer’s house, pulled him out of bed and spoke with the singer for three hours.
“He said, ‘Man, that makes me feel so loved. I woke up, and there’s Will Smith, one of, if not, the biggest movie stars on the planet. He took time out of his day for me,’” Scooter said of Justin’s reaction.
Now the singer and Will speak on a weekly basis. Scooter told the mag that Will says these bumps in the road of stardom are natural.
“He’s telling me: ‘Justin’s got to go through it. You can’t stop him from going through it. That’s youth in itself. He’s a young man who’s growing up, and that’s what makes him interesting and relatable. Otherwise, he’d be some kind of weird robot,” the manager continued.
Justin also addressed his detractors during the interview.
“I don’t give a f***. Not ‘I don’t give a f*** to just be reckless and do whatever,’ but ‘I don’t give a f*** what they say,’” he said of the many reports about his antics.
Adding, “I know who I am and what I’m doing in my life and what I’ve accomplished and continue to accomplish as a performer, as a writer, as an artist, as a person, as a human being. I’m happy with the man I’m becoming.”
-- Jesse Spero